Friday, January 27, 2012

Vegetable Stew

Yesterday for Dinner I made a Vegetable Stew. I have always loved this dish and it is great for social cooking (cooking with a friend or family member) as it is does not take a lot of rushing around and mostly involves cutting up the vegetables.

Vegetable Stew

-1/4 cup of olive oil  -1 medium onion, diced -3 carrots, cubed  -1 ½ bulbs of garlic, grated  -1 cup of water  -5 tomatoes, diced  -2 red bell peppers, diced -2 cups of green beans  -2 zucchini, sliced into half circles  -2 potatoes, cubed  -1/2 cup of mushrooms, sliced (Pretty much any kind of mushrooms will work for this stew so just experiment with your favorites :) )  -1/4 cup of red wine  -1 ½ tsp salt  -1 tsp pepper  
-Heat ¼ cup olive oil in large pot and add 1 ½ bulb of garlic, 1 onion, 3 carrots, and 1 cup of mushrooms, cook for 5 minutes.

-Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil, add 5 tomatoes, 2 red bell peppers and ¼ cup of red wine. Cook for 30 minutes

-Cook 2 cups of green beans, strain then add to a bowl; cook 2 zucchini, strain and add to bowl with green beans; cook 2 potatoes in salted water, strain and add the green beans, zucchini and potatoes to the pot.

Cut the zucchini into round slices and cut those in half
The green beans are best when at about this size.

-Add 1 ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper and cook for 15 minutes.

Makes app. 12 cups  
1 cup is app. 105 calories

Tons of flavor and nutrients and low in calories. I love eating mine with crumbled up crackers!

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