To carry us from yesterday I wanted to share the stew I’ve most often been having lately. It’s warming, filling and delicious, it takes a while to make but that’s mostly time spent leaving it to simmer rather than actually having to do anything.
I like to keep this stew simple so I don’t add any fake meats, for around 8 servings I use 3 carrots, 3 parsnips, 2 small brown onions, 6 potatoes, two small cloves of garlic and around 5cm of ginger. I peel everything and use that to make the vegetable stock before chopping all my vegetables and putting them in a pan with just enough water to cover them. I then put the lid on and bring it to a simmer on a medium heat.
Once everything is simmering I add around a cup of frozen peas to the mix and 4 cups of stock before again bringing it up to a simmer and leaving it for around twenty minutes. Once the twenty minutes is up I scoop out a cup of liquid, add 3 tablespoons of corn flour and whisk until it’s totally smooth. I then add that back to the stock along with a good pinch of salt and two teaspoons of mixed herbs, give it a stir and put the lid back on for around 40 minutes.
Then your stew is done! This is a great place to make your own additions like adding an already cooked vegan meat or, in my case, making dumplings!
If you try this stew out be sure to let me know what you think, and let me know if you add anything to it!