Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mid-winter meal


I made a very tasty vegan winter dinner for a visiting friend. We had a stew and avocado sandwiches on whole wheat bread. Here is the stew recipe, courtesy of my sister.

Red lentil and escarole stew

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced in 1/4” rounds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c red lentils
4 c vegetable broth
6 c lightly packed escarole or green swiss chard, cut into small ribbons (about 1 bunch, leaves only)
1 large tomato, diced
2 tablespoons sherry or white wine
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary or thyme
black pepper

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic; stir often until vegetables begin to brown (5-7 minutes).

Add red lentils and broth to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat
and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are almost tender (about
10 minutes). Add escarole or chard and stir until wilted (about 3 min). Increase heat to high and bring stew to a boil. Add tomato, sherry or wine, and rosemary/thyme. Return to a boil, then turn off heat and add pepper.

4 comments:

ceri said...

btw, what's the meaning of 897?

Katyola said...

This sounds really yummy. BTW, you should go to http://www.zandria.us/ for more vegan blogging. She just started a few months back.

Amy said...

Ceri, I have no clue why 897 is there. It was on the template. I could try to change it if I feel like mucking around with them symbols n stuff. Kate, it was a delicious meal (I shared it with Jamie). The soup is much more tasty than you would think from reading the recipe.

Anonymous said...

It was completely and beyond amazing! Such delicious food and more delish company~~
So much love!
JJJ