Happy Heart Stew

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Happy Heart Stew

Try this great vegan version of a hearty stew recipe.  It is delicious, filling, and full of nutrition– perfect for a warming dinner or lunch on a cold day.

1 cup dried lentils

Olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of pan

4 cups water

4 to 5 ripe tomatoes

Patty pan, zucchini, or other soft squash, chopped into 1” squares

1/4 onion, chopped

1 cup chopped spinach

1 t. sweet curry blend

2 drops cumin CO2 extract

Natural salt to taste

Add zucchini, olive oil, and onion to a 2 qt. pan.

Over medium heat, stir often until the onions and zucchini change to a translucent color.

Add dry lentils, spices, cumin extract, and water.  Bring to a boil over medium to medium high heat.

Once stew is boiling rapidly, turn heat down to a simmer.  Let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until lentils are soft.

Watch closely, add more water if necessary.  Don’t let it cook dry.

Remove from heat.  Add salt and chopped spinach, and stir well.

Note:  Goat, lamb, or beef may be added at the very beginning, if meat is desired.


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