Whether you are looking to adopt a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet or are just trying to find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, we have great recipes on our site to suit your tastes! Some of our recipes can look a little intimidating, though. That’s why we created a weekly segment called RecipEASY — to make healthy eating easier. We (Kate and Kayla) make a recipe from our site and break it down to give you helpful tips and modifications. Since neither of us are professional chefs, we are always looking for ways to simplify healthy recipes!
This week we made…
It’s. So. Cold. Outside.
So we made stew to warm us up! We chose our hearty Cairo Garbanzo and Vegetable Stew that is filled with satiating beans and veggies. Our shopping list included: garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, onion, garlic, carrot juice, vegetable juice, bay leaves, no-salt seasoning, Italian herb blend, dried dill, black pepper, cayenne, and cashew butter. Find the full measurements here.
This stew was an easy recipe. We rinsed the garbanzo beans, chopped the tomatoes, broccoli, onion, and garlic, and then combined everything (except the cashew butter) in a soup pot.
We actually ran out of no-salt seasoning (we were one tablespoon short) so we added an extra tablespoon of our Italian seasoning. We also added extra garlic because, well, we like garlic, and the cloves were on the smaller side.
Fun fact: garbanzo beans are also known as Egyptian peas.
We brought our soup pot to a boil and then let it simmer for about 20 minutes. When our concoction was done, we stirred in the cashew butter, which gave the stew a bit more of a creamy texture.
The last step was to remove the 4 bay leaves. After a little hide and seek, we got them out, and it was ready to serve!
This yummy stew was full of flavor and had a nice kick to it. It was a great hit with all of our taste testers! The dill definitely stood out. Everyone who walked into the kitchen commented on how great it smelled!
Try the Cairo Garbanzo and Vegetable Stew for yourself and let us know what you think!