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Easiest Vegetable Stew

A bunch of vegetables and two bottled sauces from Trader Joe’s.  I do this after lunch, set it on the stove to simmer and come home to a smashing dinner.

My usual veggies:

frozen green peas

diced carrots

strips of zucchini

fava beans

2 to 3 onions  (two mediums or 3 smaller ones)

lots of minced ginger

lots of minced garlic

1 bottle of Trader Joe’s Organic Marinara Sauce

1 bottle of Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Water

Saute ginger, garlic and onions in coconut oil, season with some sea salt; when are brown or almost brown (this gives stew a fantastic flavor), add vegetables, mix, add sauces, add about 4 cups of water (the simmering will use up quite a bit of water.)

Cover, bring to a boil, simmer for about 4 hours.

Turn the heat off and let the stew sit for maybe another 20 minutes, add some hot sauce or hot spices (like shichimi togarashi – because I have a whole bag of it and it is not from China but Japan).  Taste.  Usually, I don’t think the dish needs extra seasoning (if it does, I would use Braggs Amino Acid, sea salt.)  The peas, onions and carrots sweeten the dish, reduces the sharp acid of the tomatoes in the sauces and overall, the veggies complement.

Serve over rice, pasta, or with crisp bread.

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October 25, 2009 - Posted by | Recipes

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