Is there really anything better than a big pot of stew simmering away on the stovetop ready and waiting for when you come back? It’s definitely a British January here; it’s cold, it’s frosty, it’s raining. Basically that means I’m staying out inside, in the warm and I’m definitely wanting something warm and comforting to eat today and also easy to make as I’m in a somewhat lazy kinda mood.
This stew could not be any easier to put together and it makes a tonne of leftovers (score!). There is only 3 steps to it as well.
This recipe is in my Plant-based and Planet-based Meal Prep on a Budget post because it is so cheap to make but delivers on flavours and nutrition. I like this recipe because it has all the flavours and ingredients used a traditional stew and doesn’t feel like you’ve cut any corners or costs to get the finished result!
So, ingredients first, get your shopping list ready:
1 tbsp oil for sautéing
1 onion diced
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups washed green lentils
1 large sweet potato diced
6 cups broth
2 bay leaves
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
Salt + pepper as you like
Optional: parsley garnish – who you trying to impress?
- Sauté onion for 3 mins and then add garlic, fry until fragrant. Then add all of the ingredients and turn up the heat until bubbling
- Once the pot is boiling, turn down to a medium simmer and leave uncovered. Cook until the lentils are cooked through but not falling apart (approx 30 mins)
- Serve with a smile and the optional parsley
I had all of these ingredients already but with these ingredients, I’d say you get around 3 servings and the cost is approx 55per serving.
Peace to the planet and peace to your pockets.
Love always, The Humble Avocado x x