Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vegetable Stew

I came up with a vegetarian stew. I was trying to figure out something easy that I could pop in the slow cooker, that would be done before dinner time (ha! I should have started earlier!). I love how it turned out! In the end Sadie and Maggie ended up eating and going to bed and Paul and I ate and watched Netflix after they were asleep. Here’s the new recipe:

1 large eggplant
1 large sweet onion
1 small jar artichokes in oil
2 tbs garlic
2 cans diced tomatoes
About 8 large mushrooms
½ tbs kosher salt
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs basil
1 tbs oregano

Slice one large sweet onion and put it in the bottom of the slow cooker along with a small jar of artichoke hearts in oil (I put the entire jar in with the oil, instead of adding olive oil with the onions) and (around) two heaping tablespoons of diced garlic. I let these cook (on low) while we walked to the store to pick up a large eggplant and some mushrooms (about forty five minutes, although I don’t think the wait was necessary, after combining the onion, artichokes and garlic I think you can go straight to the next step!).

Add two cans diced tomatoes and stir. Slice the eggplant and salt. Let sit for twenty minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Dice eggplants and add to slow cooker. Slice mushrooms and add to mixture. Add kosher salt and garlic powder.

I cooked it on high for about four hours (cook until the eggplant and mushroom are tender). You could easily put it on in the morning though and let it cook on low all day. In the last half hour add the basil and oregano (and you can add more garlic powder to taste if you think it needs it!).

In the end you have a delicious vegetable stew (and I’ve never been a stew person!)! I served it with homemade bread and butter! There was enough for dinner for two with a large bowl of leftovers (my estimate is about five servings).


  1. Hi CAM, have been following your blog since a month! Am very happy to find another SAHM like you. Your perception of life makes it interesting for me to follow your blog. Your girls are just gorgeous !!!! This recipe of yours defintely suits to my appetide. Will definitely give it a try :-)

  2. Your stew sounds yummy! I may save it for Lenten Fridays since, after a while, our Friday meals get a little repetitive!

  3. Nicole, I had the same kind of idea. We already do meatless Friday's but during Lent this year we are going to try to go meatless except on Sundays and major feast days.


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