Two-bean stew

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 19-oz cans or 4 cups cooked beans (ANY 2 kinds)
1 cup Water or vegetable broth
2 mediums Scrubbed potatoes, chopped
2 mediums Carrots, chopped
2 mediums Onions, chopped
2 cups Other vegetables, chopped (eg, turnip, celery, kohlrabi)
2 teaspoons Tamari soy sauce
2 To 3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Each thyme, marjoram, and garlic powder
1 To 2 tomatoes or sweet red pepper, chopped (optional)
½ cup Flour
¾ cup Water
½ cup Minced fresh parsley or frozen green peas Salt and pepper to taste

In large Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, place drained liquid from beans. Set beans aside. Add water, cover and bring to boil. Add vegetables, soy sauce and herbs. Cover, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes, or until veggies are still a little crunchy. Add beans and tomatoes to cooked veggies. Cover, and bring to boil. Combine flour and water in jar with tight fitting lid.

Shake well, then slowly add mixture to hot stew, stirring while it thickens. Add parsley, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

Adjust seasonings to taste. Makes 6 hearty servings, 1½ cups each. Per serving: 303 cal, 10 g fiber, 15 g protein, 3 g fat, no cholesterol (analysis based on chick-peas and red kidney beans).

This recipe is from *Becoming Vegitarian. The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegitarian Diet* by V. Melina, B. Davis & V.

Harrison, Macmillan, Toronto, Canada, 1994.

Elyse Abraham <eabraham@...>

From Fatfree Digest April-May 1994, Formatting by Sue Smith (using MMCONV)

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