Hey y'all (I'm from Massachusetts so I can't pull y'all off in real life. But on the blog, fair game. It makes me feel all Paula Deen-eqsue.)
I'm short on time this week but I wanted to share an awesome recipe with you.
It's a hearty vegetable stew. Inspired by my good friends El and Mark (they made me some for lunch today, albeit a different recipe. I love free lunch! Thanks guys!)
I love soups and stews in the fall. And this one satisfies that craving without being too high in fat or calories.
Sweet potatoes; peeled and diced (I use 2)
1 cup of white potato, peeled and diced
Turnips;peeled and diced
Shallots; 4-6 halved (yum!)
Vidalia onion; 1, quartered, chunky
Roasted garlic 4 cloves
Kale; torn leaves
Olive oil; 2 tbs
Red wine; 1 cup
Whole wheat flour; enough to coat vegetables
Rosemary; fresh or a few pinches
Thyme; fresh or a few pinches
Bay leaf; 1
Cayenne pepper; few dashes
Fresh ground pepper
Vegetable stock (you can use beef stock for a richer taste if you aren't serving vegetarians.) I always use the lower sodium stock or sometimes make my own.
So basically what you do is saute the shallots and onion in the bottom of the soup pot until caramelized. Add the garlic.
Meanwhile, mix all the veggies (except the kale!) in a large bowl and coat in flour. Add the vegetables and the wine to the pot and cook through (about 10 min.)
Add the stock, and seasonings. Cook until consistency is similar to stew (about 20 min on low-med)Then stir in kale, and remove bay leaf.
I'll post a photo when we make this. It's even better as leftovers!
Have a fabulous and yummy weekend!