Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vegetable, Apple and Walnut Stew

Apple and walnuts are a classic combination. They taste amazing in salads and this translates beautiful into this stew. Thick, rich, deep flavours, soft vegetables, sweetness from the apple and carrot, perfect comfort food. Great with a slice of bread (as my husband likes it) or with some crunchy raw veggies or brown rice. Now we all know that stews don't exactly photograph well but it's not about how it looks- it tastes awesome!

Vegetable, Apple and Walnut Stew
Makes 2-3 serves
2 tbsp olive oil (optional, I don't add it but my husband insists upon it!)
1/2 medium onion
2 large cloves garlic
1 large stalk rosemary

2 large carrots
1 large celery stalk
400g potatoes

1 heaped tbsp tomato paste
1 heaped tbsp HP sauce
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 tbsp flour + 3 tbsp water- to make a slurry
1 cup red wine (vegan)
1 litre vegetable ‘beef’ stock
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

1 apple, cored
handful of parsley
1 tbsp Non-dairy spread (optional)

  • Chop onion, garlic, vegetables and herbs
  • Add oil to a large pot
  • Sweat onions and garlic until translucent
  • Add vegetables and rosemary
  • Cook for 10 minutes before adding the tomato past and HP sauce
  • Roughly chop and add walnuts
  • Make a slurry with the flour and water
  • Add stock, wine and slurry to thicken
  • Simmer for a total of 50 minutes
  • Chop apples and add with 20 mins cooking time left
  • When done stir through chopped parsley and non-dairy spread
  • Enjoy!
I hope you like this as much as we did, it's great for the cooler weather- thus why I held off posting it until now for all of my lovely readers in the northern hemisphere.

Love and Smiles,

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