Sunday, January 20, 2013

Meatless Monday from "Meatless"-Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew

 Last week the latest book from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living arrived, and I was pretty excited to dive in. I have been inspired by Alexis Stewart's blog, but also by wanting to use what I'm growing, to do more vegetarian cooking, and this book has arrived at the perfect time. I mean, who doesn't want to at least say that they are attempting to eat healthier in the New Year, right?

Flipping through the book, I am inspired all over again. Yes there are many recipes I want to try, but I'm also inspired to try new things in the garden this year. See that? "This year"!!! It's actually time to begin to focus on plans for the Spring. After all, peas and greens go in in less than two months! 

 Anyway, this is the recipe, and even though many of the recipes are available online, don't you just a love sitting down and flipping through a book? I know I do!
You can buy Meatless here.

A classic mirepoix-celery, onion, and "old" organic carrots. Don't judge. They still tasted better than ever and I couldn't just waste them.

Get the curry powder ready.

Rinse your dirty old lentils. 

And get cooking! Boy oh boy does it smell curry-y. 

Cooking everything but the green beans and tomatoes. They go in at the very end.

I didn't have cilantro, but did have Greek yogurt. The stew is really pretty good, although it's nice to have some vegetable stock on hand for reheating, as it seems like there's never enough "juice" after it gets put away for leftovers.