winter bean stew (cooking project – day 17)

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Our house has been a construction zone the past week or so due to a leaky pipe in our wall.  Long story short, my kitchen has been out of comission for a few days.  However, I was able to clear off enough counter space to chop some vegetables and make a quick stew.  Stews are fantastic for using up vegetables in your fridge that would otherwise rot.

I based tonight’s recipe on Winter Bean Stew from 1001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes.  The ingredients included potatoes, carrots, onion, peppers, flour, garlic, celery, black beans, lima beans, tomatoes, vegetable broth, thyme, salt and pepper.

Cook the onion, peppers and garlic in some oil first for about five minutes, add a little bit of flour and continue to cook for one minute. Finally add the rest of the ingredients, heat to boil and then simmer for at least twenty minutes.  The result is hearty, delicious and a perfect meal for a couple experiencing the woes of emergency home repair.  The stew received a grade of “B+”.

Next time: a yummy family recipe for Cuban rice and beans

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