Dreary Stew Day

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Summer is winding down here in upstate NY, which means the heat and humidity are giving way to cooler weather and dreary days.  We had a few of these in a row recently, which put me in the mood for stew.

veggie stew with dumplings

Stew was another one of those things I didn’t eat much before going vegan, mainly because stew meat and I didn’t get along.  But I’ve developed a taste for warming vegan “comfort food”, especially on rainy days.  This particular stew is my favorite: Homey Vegetable Stew with Dumplings from The 30-Minute Vegan.

The only thing I tend to change about the recipe is omitting the bay leaf (to which I’m allergic) and dumping in whatever leafy greens we have on hand.  In this case, it was Swiss chard, which my grandmother’s garden has been producing in crazy amounts.

stew in bowl

The dumplings are made with spelt flour, which rounds out the stew nicely.  Full of chunky potatoes, carrots, and celery in a seasoned broth, this stuff is the ultimate vegan one-pot meal for a chilly evening.

Did I mention I also never made dumplings before going vegan?

stew in bowl side


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. JL Goes Vegan  August 29, 2010

    Isn’t it funny, the things you find yourself making now? Just one more great thing about going vegan! The stew looks divine. I’m so looking forward to soup and chili season (my slow cooker, rice cooker and dehydrator will be in overdrive come October!)

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