Friday, September 10, 2010

Veggie Stew

This is one of the quick recipes I am teaching today :)

Vegetable Stew
(Serves about 4 depending on appetite and accompaniment)

• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 3 cloves of garlic, smashed (or use the pre-chopped stuff)
• 1lb Crimini mushrooms (halved) - or use baby bella, or white button.
• 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1 inch pieces
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• Salt and pepper
• 1 can chickpeas (15 oz) drained
• 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
• 1 large can diced tomatoes in puree (28 oz)
• 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped.

1. In a medium pot over medium heat, sauté the garlic and mushrooms in the oil for about 3 minutes.

2. Add the zucchini and onion to the pot and season the veggies with the salt and pepper. Sauté another 5 minutes.

3. Add chick peas, cumin, tomato and chopped rosemary. Bring to a bubble, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.

What can you do with it? Well I have been known to serve it with rice, or use it as a simple side dish or even serve it with potato cheese pancakes.

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