Irish Winter Vegan Vegetable Stew

21 Nov

There’s nothing more comforting than a homemade stew. When I was small my sister and I would go veggie shopping with my dad and we’d come home and help him wash, peel and chop the veggies and make the stew together. It still reminds me of those happy childhood days. Hope you enjoy this recipe, Eoin.

You will need:
2-3 tbsp. of oil
2-3 carrots
1-2 parsnips
½ turnip
1 large leek or onion
100g mushrooms
1 ½ litres of vegetable stock
5 cloves garlic, sliced
2 sprigs of thyme
1 sprig of Rosemary
5-6 potatoes
Salt/pepper

Method:
Wash, peel and chop the vegetables and potatoes leave aside.

On a medium heat, add the oil and onion and cook until soft. Next add the herbs and sliced garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Add in the vegetables and stock bring to the boil and remove any scum that floats on the top. Cook for about 25-35 minutes until the vegetables are almost done, then add the potatoes.

Keep the pot at a low simmer until the potatoes are cooked but not falling apart.

Season with some salt and pepper to taste and serve with some fresh bread.

The perfect comfort meal on these cold evenings.

Top Tips:
If you don’t have any potatoes handy you could always add grains or lentils.
Make a big batch and eat it during the week or freeze it for later use.
Experiment and make the stew with any types of winter veggies that take your fancy.

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