The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
is the first day of fall, and that means it's time to start serving savory,
seasonal autumn dishes. There's no better way to welcome the cooler months than
with a hearty vegan stew but it's important that the dish not only warm your
soul and please your palate—it should also nourish your body with nutrients,
minerals, protein, and fiber.
her new book, Superfood Cuisine: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing
Foods, natural-food chef Julie
Morris shows us how to use nutrient-dense superfoods that will heal and energize
the body and promote radiant good health. Today and for the next three weeks, we'll post a recipe from the book on
Thursday. On the fifth Thursday, we will host a giveaway—and three lucky
winners will receive copies of this fabulous cookbook!
first recipe we're sharing from Superfood
Cuisine is this filling stew made with kale and black-eyed peas—a fitting
tribute to the beginning of fall. Bon appétit!
Kale & Black-Eyed Pea Stew
cups diced white onions (about 1 medium onion)6
cloves garlic, minced3
stalks celery, diced1
red bell pepper, diced1 Tbsp.
chopped fresh oregano leaves1/2
Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves1/4
tsp. chipotle powder1 Tbsp.
cups vegetable broth3
cups water2 Tbsp.
wakame flakes, ground or crushed into fine pieces3
cups cooked black-eyed peas1
head kale, stems discarded and leaves choppedJuice
of 1/2 lemonFresh
parsley, chopped, for garnish
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Add 1 cup of diced smoked tofu when you add the black-eyed peas.
the kale at the end of the cooking process ensures that it's softened enough to
be enjoyed without destroying all its nutrients through heat.
Using smoked ingredients like chipotle powder and smoked paprika add an
impressive depth of flavor to recipes without compromising nutrition through overcooking.
Check out Julie's blog for more tips and recipes, or download a free superfood booklet!
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