I’m moving up in the kitchen. I made soup (stew?) for the first time. A lot of it.
I knew the recipe was going to make a lot, but it was one of those things that you know but you don’t know because you can’t conceptualize it.
Let’s take four quarts, for example. So four milk cartons:
But when I pour milk out of the carton, it comes out in little spurts, so I have no concept of what four quarts looks like in total.
I found out yesterday.
This stew was super easy to make and didn’t have a ton of ingredients. I definitely recommend it!
Potato and Pear Stew
Recipe by Plant Based Health (January 2011 newsletter)
- 2 carrots (cut into match sticks)
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 4 Yukon potatoes, diced
- 1 1/2 cup red lentils
- 1 T. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 4 medium tomatoes, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small Jalapeno, minced
- 6 c low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 t. black pepper
- 1/4 t. salt
- 2 pears, diced
- In a 5 qt. saucepan, sauté carrots and onion over medium heat.
- I sautéed this mixture until the onions yellowed.
- Add remaining ingredients, except pear. Bring to a boil, then lower heat.
- I added the pear in with everything else. I should read the directions more carefully!
- Also forgot to add the salt and black pepper. Added it at the end.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes of until potatoes are fork tender. Add pear for last five minutes of cooking.
Lots of stew!! But it’s low-calories, full of good for you stuff, and delicious. Next time I make this, I’ll add beans and some more veggies because I usually eat soup as a meal rather than a side (though I’ll probably eat it both ways this time around since I didn’t add beans/protein).
Are you a direction-follower wiz or does your mind play tricks on you?