Tis the season for soups and stews. As february rolls around our hope for spring continues to grow as do the mounds of snow. It seems nature plays a nasty trick on us by giving us the complete opposite of what we desire. This is why soups and stews are so comforting. While we’re craving warmth, we cannot get it from the climate, from nature or the outdoors, we can get it from food. Food is our comfort. This can be said all year round, but I feel it’s most applicable in winter.
I very much enjoy a warming, rich and delicious stew. It’s just a bit more hearty than soup but not as rich as chili, it’s a great in-betweener. As with all stew I had as a kid, potatoes are a staple. They add to the hearty-ness and really create a warming delicious stew. This recipe is exactly what you crave when you just seem to feel cold all the time and need something really warming to enjoy to keep you going. It’s super easy and simple to make, and only 6 main ingredients, so it’s also a great budget friendly stew too!
5-6 small Potatoes (I used yellow flesh potatoes)
5-6 Stalks of Dinosaur Kale (or regular kale)
3 Cups Vegetable stock
Handful of Cashews
Optional (Note: I did all all of these ingredients for extra flavour)
1 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Onion Powder
Pinch of Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, chili flakes)
Pinch of Salt
1 Bay Leaf
Wash and cut your potatoes and carrots into bite sized pieces. Wash your kale and tear into small pieces (do not use the stems). Pour your veggie stock into a pot on medium low heat. add your additional spices and herbs. When the stock is hot, add your veggies. Cover and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until your veggies are nice and tender. Remove from heat allow to cool to desired temperature and serve in your favourite bowl. You can enjoy this stew as a meal or as a side!