Baked Stew Like My Mamma Used To Make

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Winter is approaching, time is short and comfort is yearned for, and that is why I have created this dish –  my mum used to make this for us all (not vegan though, I’m afraid).  All I remember was the joy of the potatoes melting in my mouth, and crunchy bread and raw onion served alongside this dish – oh, a truly mouthwatering experience.  Here it is – from my table to yours.  You can use sweet potatoes, if you prefer.  Serve with raw onion and hot bread !

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

4 Tbsp (60 mL) olive oil, for frying

1 red medium sized onion, finely chopped

3 to 4 potatoes, peeled and cut

2 medium-sized carrots, cut

2-4 cloves garlic, chopped into slithers

2 tsp vegetable stock granules, or 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in ¼ cup hot water

3 cups petit pois (baby peas) – the frozen type

salt to taste

3 Tbsp tomato paste

2 cups (500 mL) water

a pinch of mint

a pinch of paprika

METHOD

  1. First heat your oil in an oven-proof saucepan (I used my cast iron Le Creuset), and fry your onion for a minute or so. Then add the rest of the veggies, and lower the heat – stirring every minute or so, allow to cook for for around 5-10 minutes.
  2. Now mix in the remaining ingredients, except for the water.  Cover, and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  3. At this point, add half the water, lower the temperature, and allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining water, and place in a hot oven for an hour, or until the potatoes and carrots are totally soft.
  5. Serve and Enjoy !

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246 Responses to “Baked Stew Like My Mamma Used To Make”

  1. Eloy Says:

    Hi, we have a vegan restaurant here in Lima, Perú. I will definitely try this one, thank you.

  2. Miriam Says:

    Hi Eloy and welcome here. I am delighted that you will try out this recipe for your restaurant choice. Let me know how it goes, it sure is rich and delicious ! Best Wishes your way !

  3. Noma Says:

    Hi Mirriam am enjoying your recipes and best wishes as you continue to share with us your recipes. Just want to ask what oil to use for cooking. I had started using olive oil but a friend said its beneficial uncooked. Am making my first vegan cheesecake tonight lemon and poppy seeds from your sweets section…crossing my fingers.

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  5. Jenna Says:

    Oh Miriam!

    This is being made tonight, but I am going to try it in a slow cooker while the bread is baking.

    You truly are a gem, I save every one of your recipes!

    Jenna

  6. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Jenna, I am delighted that this is cooking as we speak. I will ask for your feedback though – make sure you taste it for salt before serving as the young peas tend to be sweet. Best your way and thanks.

  7. Miriam Says:

    Thanks so much for the mention and link World News For Life ! Best wishes !

  8. Miriam Says:

    Noma Hi there and welcome here. I use extra virgin olive oil in most of my recipes, of course uncooked it is more beneficial, but there is no danger in using it for health in cooking, otherwise all the Greeks and Spaniards would be extinct by now. The secret is not to over heat it prior to frying, keep the temperature low to moderate and you should be fine. I would hate to think of life without it truly. Google to find out more if you wish – Extra virgin olive oil can take a lot of heat before it oxidizes – here is some important info from a link for you to browse – http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/heating-olive-oil Meantime, do let me know how the stew goes as and when Noma and enjoy ! Best wishes your way !

  9. Michael (from Facebook) Says:

    Shared on Facebook! :-)

    Wow, your mother’s stew looks tasty and hearty! No wonder you have such fond memories of it! :-)

  10. Jeanette Says:

    Hi! I thought you might enjoy to know that this dish is very common i Cyprus, a small island country in the Mediterranean sea (where Greek is spoken). It is a traditional dish loved by many kids. Chicken is mostly added as well, but we prefer the veggie-style! Best regards, Jeanette

  11. Carine Says:

    Hi Myriam ! I am about to put this stew in my oven, it already smells so good ! However I added some “herbes de Provence” and 2 bay leaves, because I just love the taste of them.
    Thank you for all your inspiring recipes, you are a Chef !!

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  13. New Vegan Says:

    Hi… I can’t wait to try this recipe. I don’t have vegetable stock cubes or granules. I have the actual liquid. How much would you say I should put in for this recipe?

  14. Miriam Says:

    Hi there New Vegan. Thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I honestly would love to answer that question, but I don’t know and am not familiar with the liquid you are taking about. My guess would be as much as you would use in a stew or sauce. Hope you make and enjoy it ! Best to you !

  15. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for the link.

  16. Miriam Says:

    Hi Carine and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. Will await your feedback as and when. Bay leaves work well with this, I have added them before too ! Best wishes your way !

  17. Miriam Says:

    Jeanette Hi there and welcome here. My father is Cypriot, my mother was from Greece, so I am familiar with this and other Greek dishes ! My mother may have made it many times for my father, and yes, those days it was served with chicken or some other meat. It really is also better veggie-style as you so rightly say. Very best wishes your way !

  18. Miriam Says:

    Michael Hi there and thanks for your very kind words which I appreciate – I guess I am missing my mom at these times ! Best wishes your way as always !

  19. Carine Says:

    It was delish !
    It reminded me of my mom’s cooking. So comforting.

  20. Miriam Says:

    Carine Hi there and welcome here. I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed this dish, you are perfectly right, it’s very comforting indeed ! Best wishes your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog.

  21. Diane Baxter-MacArthur Says:

    I made this dish for my husband & his two sister’s and it was a hit! My husband who only eats fish now, we are working on that as well, said it taste’s just like stew without the beef! We had some left overs and fried them up the next day. It’s so easy to prepare. Thanks again Miriam for another great recipe.

  22. Anne Says:

    Fantastic! I added some garbanzo beans at the end for some protein and used veggie stock instead of water and veggie cubes. So so very good! I LOVE your blog!!

  23. Audrey Says:

    Hello again, Miriam — it was a perfect fall day to try your stew recipe and once again, your recipes do not fail! It was delicious and I served it with some fresh crusty bread and a salad! One of your viewers, New Vegan, asked about using the liquid version of the vegetable stock cubes/granules. It is vegetable stock and that is what I used, about 1/2 cup. Anyway, not sure which recipe of yours to try next, they all look so good. Thank you for sharing your healthy, vegan recipes :)

  24. Miriam Says:

    Audrey Hi there and thanks so much for dropping by here with your comment and feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed it. Browse my categories and enjoy choosing your next recipe – I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  25. Miriam Says:

    Anne Hi there and welcome here. I am so glad you have made and enjoyed this stew and thanks for your kind words – very best wishes your way !

  26. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Diane, thanks for dropping by with your feedback on my stew – I am delighted it was enjoyed and yes, it is easy to prepare and very popular in our household in the winter. Best wishes your way and look forward to your future comments here as always !

  27. Brandie Says:

    I made the stew last night for lunch today. My placed smelled amazing, the stew tasted even better! This is a must make again! I made it with russet potatoes, but next time I’ll use the mini potatoes! Thank you for the recipe :)

  28. Miriam Says:

    Brandie Hi there and welcome here. Thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed my recipe so much that you will make it again. That’s awesome, and what’s just as awesome is it’s so easy to make/prepare. Best wishes your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Do try my fired beans at some point – an equally delicious dish, just as easy to make too – here is the link for you http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2010/11/23/fired-greek-garlic-bean-stew/ Best wishes your way Brandie !

  29. Carolyn Says:

    I made this yesterday and it came out perfect. When the kids ask for seconds I know it is a winner. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Kristie Says:

    Hi Miriam! I made this stew for dinner last night and it was fabulous – thank you so much for a lovely flavourful recipe; this is the first time I have made a recipe from your website and I will be making more! Even my ‘pea-hating’ husband liked it, lol :)

  31. Tash Says:

    Hi there from New Zealand!! I have this in my oven right now :) It smells and tastes amazing already. I love that this is all cooked in one pot, and so simple to make as well. I have baked some bread already that ill heat again closer to serving. Do you just add the fresh mint as you serve it? Thanks so much!!

  32. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Tash and welcome here. The mint can be added when you wish. Hope you have enjoyed it and look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  33. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Kristie and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed this stew and more so that your pea hating husband liked it too – kudos to your for preparing it. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way !

  34. Miriam Says:

    Carolyn Hi there and welcome here. I am delighted that you have made this stew for your family – yes, I have to agree that when kids ask for seconds it’s indeed a sign of success – my small daughter enjoys it very much too (most of the recipes here are child friendly too ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  35. Cindy Says:

    Oh my goodness, how am I just finding out about this site now?!? All these recipes … This is going to be the best autumn EVER!! I can’t wait to start cooking!! Thanks, Miriam!! I’ll make sure to comment – it’s the least I can do in exchange for all of this vegan goodness!!

  36. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Cindy and welcome here. I am glad that you have found my site and that it is to your liking – thank you for your compliments and kind words. I very much will be looking forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  37. Sosha Says:

    I will definitely try this this weekend. I think my Mom will love it even as part thanksgiving dinner :)

  38. Miriam Says:

    Sosha Hi there and welcome here. This will be great to serve up. I have a super Thanksgiving recipe. I will post the 2 of them up here for you to browse.
    The 1st is this http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2011/10/29/golden-festive-thanksgiving-loaf/
    The 2nd is this http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2011/12/03/the-perfect-christmas-roast-super-mouthwatering/
    Enjoy, and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  39. Beth V. Says:

    I made this recipe on Saturday and it was so yummy! I did substitute some corn for the peas since my hubby doesn’t like them and it came out so good! I baked it in my Le Creuset and the potatoes just melted in my mouth. We ate it with some sourdough bread. It reminded me of the stew my mom used to make (without the meat of course)! Thank you for such great recipes :)

  40. Thea Ward Says:

    Made this, so yummy! Added some marmite and on the second day put some dumplings in it. Soooo good!!!

  41. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Thea, so glad you enjoyed this stew. Look forward to your comments on my blog ! Cheers ! (P.S. Love Marmite).

  42. Miriam Says:

    Beth Hi there and welcome here. What you did sounds great ! I made ours in our Le Crueset and yes the potatoes melt. It’s certainly one that is a repeat throughout the winter. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog and thanks for your kind words. Best wishes to you !

  43. Catherine M Says:

    Just cooked this .. Wonderful.

  44. meral Says:

    wow- just amazing
    trying this very soon xx

  45. KRISTEN HOBAN Says:

    THE STEW IS IN THE OVEN AND SMELLS SO GOOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT RECIPES!

  46. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Kristen, you know what they say, ‘if it smells good, it will taste good’ – I hope you enjoyed it ! Feel free to visit again with your feedback as and when. Best wishes to you !

  47. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Meral, thanks for visiting my blog and look forward to your feedback on it once you have tried it out ! Cheers to you !

  48. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Catherine and welcome here. I am delighted that you have tried and tasted this and that you found it to be wonderful ! I look forward to your future comments and feedback on my blog. Best wishes to you in the meantime !

  49. Cindy Says:

    I made this dish Friday and the left overs only keep getting better. Thanks for an easy, healthy, vegan dish.

  50. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Cindy and welcome here. Many thanks for your feedback and I am delighted that you are enjoying my stew – I have to agree with you, it does get better and better the next day ! Best wishes your way in the meantime and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  51. Kristan Says:

    This looks wonderful! I have a Le Creuset pot but I’ve never baked anything in the oven with it. Do you cover the pot or leave it off? Can’t wait to make this! I think my meat-eating hubby and son will even like it :) Thanks!!!

  52. Joy Heintz Says:

    When will a cook book be coming out?? I want to try some of the recipes but it’s easier to take a book into the kitchen. I love the pictures of the food too.

  53. Miriam Says:

    Kristan Hi there and welcome here. You do indeed place the lid on the Le Creuset pot and you only take it off to check on it and when serving – remember it will be very hot. Do let me know how it goes and hope you enjoy it ! Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  54. Miriam Says:

    hi there Joy and welcome here. My cook book is due to be released by Random House next spring. I will certainly notify you by e-mail closer to the time if you wish. I agree and understand that a cook book is indeed easier and much more practical to take into the kitchen – a kitchen companion – it will be highly pictorial and full of amazing recipes, many of them new (including a handful of my best easy to make cheeses). I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way !

  55. Ros Snelson Says:

    Could you notify me when your book comes out as I wish to get this for my daughter and also myself as i often care for her children and your recipes are so easy that i am sure they would love them !

  56. Dov Says:

    THANK U FOR YOUR WORK.

    Dov Israeli

  57. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Dov and many thanks for dropping by here with your short but sweet message. I hope you make and enjoy my recipes and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Best wishes to you !

  58. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Ros and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I will take your e-mail address right now and add you to my list for yourself and your daughter – I will then notify you closer to the time when my book is due out next spring. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to your future comments on my blog as and when. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  59. robbie Says:

    will try this tonight!

  60. Miriam Says:

    Robbie Hi there and welcome here. Do come back and let me know how it goes soon ! Best wishes your way !

  61. Tash Says:

    Back again! I added a little mint in the dish when it was in the oven, and also added some more when i dished. OMG it was just amazing, so simple and tasted amazing. I love that is just a simple (and cheap) combo of ingredients to make such a hearty dish. I often get to the end of the week and i always have carrots, potatoes and not much else, and always have frozen peas so this is just the perfect meal to make. Its going to be our dinner tonight, just putting bread on now :)

  62. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Tash and thanks for dropping by with your feedback here. I am delighted that you thought it to be amazing and I agree with the rest of your comment – it certainly is one of those dishes that can be a winter staple due to the fact that most of these ingredients are easy to put together as we often have them to hand in advance in our kitchen. I will be making it again tomorrow myself ! Cheers to you and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  63. Meena Nagarjunan Says:

    Dear madam.I am not very good at typing.and am rather new at face
    book.I am a vegetarian since birth but do use milk and milk products. Most homes in India dont have ovens,though they have microwave convection types .we use the gas stoves for cooking.I tried this recipe on the gas stove.and microwaved the end product for 10 min in med.It came out well but i do not know if that would be the taste if done by baking .My husband and I enjoyed it thanks a lot.By reading the the answer posts I also got my answer about heating olive oil.regards bye

  64. Melinda Maarouf Says:

    Reminds me of dishes my mother made as well. Will be making this today. Sounds delicious. Shared your recipes on facebook. Thank you!

  65. Keren Says:

    Hi Miriam,
    I made the baked stew for lunch today and it was wonderful!! I do admit I had to make a few changes but it was still really yummy. I used a combination of ghee with the olive oil, mais instead of petit pois (didn’t have any) and Himalyan Rose salt instead of regular salt. It was really delicious!! Thank you for sharing your mamma’s baked stew :-)

  66. Miriam Says:

    Keren Hi there and welcome here. Most other pulse would work well in this dish as a substitute, but petite pois is magical in it and authenticates the memories of the pea bursting in one’s mouth and leaving behind a joy full of sweetness. Any salt is great in this – we use the Himalayan one too often times. Thanks for your comment and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Cheers !

  67. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Melinda, welcome here and thanks for dropping by here. Bon appetite for later and let me know how it goes. Best wishes your way in the meantime & thanks for sharing my recipes on FB !

  68. Miriam Says:

    Meena Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for taking the time to drop by here with your comment. I love Indian food and think the overall cuisine is one of the best in the world – and this is another reason for my curry inspiration and recipes on my blog. I think that you have managed very well with this recipe and gas ovens are fine, they cook things beautifully. Am delighted that you enjoyed it and look forward to your future comments here. Best wishes your way !

  69. Sil Says:

    Made it last week….THANK YOU Miriam! Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  70. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Sil – I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed this stew. I very much look forward to your trying out my other recipes and coming back here with your comments. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  71. Jizelle Says:

    When you say place in a hot oven, what temperature did you put the oven at for that hour? THX

  72. Brandie Says:

    Im making this again tonight. I only have miso cubes, so that’s what I’m using for the stock. Also I’m using fingerling potatoes, white and yellow onion and I added celery. The orginal is great- but since I’m forced to use miso- I might as well do it a little differently!! I’ll let u know how it turned out.

  73. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Brandie and thanks for your comment. Miso should be fine, as should celery – let me know the outcome. Enjoy !

  74. Miriam Says:

    Jizelle Hi there and welcome here. The oven temperature you want is a little below maximum, say 200 degrees. Let me know how it goes. Best wishes to you in the meantime !

  75. maria wilson Says:

    Miriam my husband loved this and is a great tool for winning him over to becoming completely vegan he said it was one of the nicest things he has EVER eaten so thank you thank you. I have also passed the recipe on to my sister in law in Uzbekistan who i have not even met face to face yet and she and her baby daughter loved it and are now sharing it with her friends!I know this will now always be a family favourite.

  76. Miriam Says:

    Maria Hi there and welcome here. Thanks for your wonderful feedback and comment – you have made your husband a very happy man, and me a very happy chef today ! Men seem to favour high carb foods like lasagna (if he loves pasta, it’s a great one for him) – also curries and other pasta dishes are very popular with husbands, please check out my category section ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes your way ! P.S. Thanks for passing it down the line to your sister in law and her little daughter and their friends – how awesome is that !!!

  77. Vegan Mommy Says:

    Wow, thanks for such a great family dinner. The paprika and mint really made this dish and you are right about the potatoes, totally melted in my mouth. The kids asked for it to be put on the rotation, now that’s the ultimate complement!

  78. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Vegan Mommy – many thanks for dropping by here with your wonderful and complimentary feedback ! I am delighted that you and your kids enjoyed this stew ! It really is a child friendly and memorable dish for kids – bringing back memories of sharing, warmth and delight ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes go to you and your family !

  79. Kristan Says:

    I made this last night and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever made! Love, love, love it!! I added basil and the Herbs de Provence as other people did and I used the bite-size red taters. My co-workers commented on how good my leftovers smelled. Thanks for the recipe! I’ll make this one again and again.

  80. Miriam Says:

    Kristan Hi there and welcome here. I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed this stew recipe of mine. What you did sounds great and I have to agree with you it certainly is a stew to be made again and again ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Best wishes your way in the meantime.

  81. Gwen Says:

    Amazing stew! Thank you! I didn’t have peas so substituted fresh cut green beans. I also didn’t have mint so used fresh cilantro and the stew came out delicious. Perfect for this blustery autumn day. :)

  82. robyn Says:

    Made this tonight..my family’s 1st offical vegan meal..my 4 kids actually loved it !It was delicious, my husband is portuguese so I added a few tbsps of portuguese ground red pepper for a little kick ! It was great, I doubled the batch to enjoy for lunch tomorrow. We are trying to ease the kids ages 13,12,10 & amp;8 into a vegan diet…this recipe was a huge help. Thank-you!

  83. Miriam Says:

    Robyn Hi and thanks for your comment. I am glad that you made this stew and that it went down well with your family, especially your kids. I have to say from experience that when my mum made this for us as children, she was always happy to see our plates empty – we loved it ! I have quite a few child friendly recipes here on my blog and a huge Kudos goes to you for overseeing and easing your children into a healthy way of eating, both for themselves and the animals. Best wishes your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  84. Miriam Says:

    Gwen Hi there and welcome here. I am so glad you tried this stew – there are many different pulses to choose from that can be substituted for this recipe, and my mum sometimes use to use green beans too, and it worked just as well – do try it in future with the petite pois and let me know what you think – the sudden burst of sweetness imparts a magic to this dish that becomes rather moorish from one mouthful to the next. Cilantro would have also imparted it’s magic just as well as mint. I look forward to your future comments on my blog, and Best Wishes your way in the meantime !

  85. Martin Says:

    I made this on Sunday, very easy to prepare. Absolutely spot on for the inclement weather we’ve got in the UK. Even my teenage sons loved it! Next time though, I’ll put more veg’s in as it only lasted the evening! Great having the chunky wholemeal bread with it as well.

  86. Miriam Says:

    Martin Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your feedback and comment. Kudos to you for making this stew for you all – it’s advisable to make double the amount next time ! Am so glad that you all enjoyed it and I agree, very apt for the cold months ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog, and keep tuned as I have other winter delights coming your way here ! Best wishes in the meantime.

  87. robbie Says:

    Miriam, the stew came out fantastically. So simple, and so delicious. Thank you for this great website, will be coming back for more ! xo

  88. Miriam Says:

    Robbie Hi there and thanks for letting me know how this went. What a fabulous success. I look forward to your future comments here. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  89. Sandra Carr Says:

    I will have to try this when I get paid and go grocery shopping. I have some of the ingredients now, but not all. It truly looks delicious and will taste wonderful right now.

  90. Iain Says:

    I made this earlier in the week, and WOW! So simple yet soooo tasty. Real good comfort food.
    Real test comes next week when I make it for my 9 year old daughter….

  91. Rachael Says:

    I loved this.. Simple, cheap to make and delicious. I added white wine and some white kidney beans for protein. x

  92. Miriam Says:

    Rachel Hi there and thanks for dropping by with your feedback on my dish. I am glad you enjoyed it. Cheers to you !

  93. Miriam Says:

    Iain Hi there and welcome here. Glad you enjoyed it ! It is very much a child friendly dish, and hope that your daughter loves it too ! Best to you !

  94. Miriam Says:

    Sandra Hi there and welcome here. I do hope you drop by with your comment when you have made and tasted this dish ! Best wishes your way in the meantime.

  95. J.R. Says:

    Hey Miriam, this is me, J.R. (Yeah, from the facebook thing, where you left me a comment before on the vegetarian page, if you remember), and I just wanted to say thanks for sharing these recipes with everyone, me included! I cooked this recipe (First vegetarian recipe I’ve made), your baked veggie stew, and it worked out quite well, and my friends, who were at my house today, liked it, so it was great! Thanks! Looking forward to trying more of your vegetarian recipes as a recent vegetarian of a few weeks ago, your website is a wonderful place to start!

  96. Miriam Says:

    Hi there J.R. and welcome here. I start off by confessing that I frequently leave a comment on the FB vegetarian page and therefore (although your name rings a bell, may be because it’s recent) I cannot recall what the subject was. I am however delighted that you have visited my blog and are starting to use the recipes which from what you say you are enjoying, namely this stew (glad your friends also enjoyed it). You have come to the right place J.R. and you needn’t look any further – browse my category section for a variety or both sweet and savoury (including curries). You may love to try my recent post of a half stew half soup recipe which is very easy to make and also my Fired Greek & Garlic Bean Stew – I mention these two as people who love this stew would also love the recipes I have mentioned. Any questions let me know and a huge Kudos goes to you for choosing a healthier and kinder culinary path – here at Mouthwatering Vegan you certainly won’t be compromising taste in any way. Best wishes your way !

  97. Mary Says:

    Any suggestions on doing this in a slow cooker? I never have a lot of free time TO cook, and at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do. So, since I love in my barn apartment, it would be easy to do in a slow cooker for me. Just not the most Betty Crocker-ish type out there.
    Thanks!
    ~Mary

  98. Doris Mastellone Says:

    Miriam I love your recipes. Before I became vegan I was not the greatest cook…but ever since I shifted, I have to get inspired constantly to keep my family happy and well nourished. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes, I get full benefit of most of them, and by now, I’ve become much more knowledgble. Thx!!

  99. susan bland Says:

    This looks delicious, will try this tomorrow, just the kind of thing to warm you up in autumn.

  100. Miriam Says:

    Susan Hi there and welcome here. I hope you make and enjoy this. Remember to let your veggies soften in this dish – that is the key ! Let me know how it goes. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  101. Deborah Maxey Says:

    Can’t wait to try this tonight. The weather is cooler here in VA and it’s time for something just like this. Thanks for posting it.

  102. Miriam Says:

    Hi Doris and thanks for your feedback. I am delighted that I have been of some inspiration to you and that my blog has somewhat helped you from what you say here and kudos to you for taking the lead in keeping your family happy and nourished as a result. I look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes your way in the meantime !

  103. Miriam Says:

    Mary this dish is very easy to make, and yes, can work in your slow cooker (as can other recipes of mine from my blog) – I suggest starting it off in a normal saucepan (you still have to chop the veggies anyway), after you fry the veggies, (10mins or so into your cooking time), then transfer the the lot into your slow cooker for several hours until the veggies soften. It will be a staple once you taste it. Make sure you have tasted it for salt as the peas will be sweet. Let me know how it goes and cheers to you !

  104. Deanna Says:

    I would also LOVE to know when your cookbook is coming out.
    And I was wondering if you ever add extra protein to this recipe? Either lentils or beans of some type or would it alter the flavour too much?

  105. Miriam Says:

    Deanna Hi there and thanks for dropping by here. Let’s start by saying peas are packed with protein, so no need to add more to that, as they are frozen the nutrient content is even higher, see this link for help http://www.howmuchprotein.com/foods/peas/
    Meantime, thanks for your interest in my book, I shall add you to my list and notify you closer to the time by e-mail – it is due out this coming spring and is going to be an explosion of new recipes and a handful of my very easy to make great cheeses in addition to the rest of the recipes (as a bonus). Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  106. Trevor Says:

    Hi Miriam! I made this stew this evening, easy to make & very tasty. I bought a cast-iron casserole dish that had good reviews & wasn’t too expensive. I haven’t had much of an appetite for the last couple of months, but today I was feeling hungry and it was such a relief to be able to eat a tasty meal. Thanks for this recipe!

  107. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Trevor and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. Sounds like a great investment your cast-iron casserole which I make this stew in as well. Many of the dishes on my blog can be prepared in it ! And I have to say that this is probably the best dish you could have made yourself if you had previously not had much of an appetite – this is so very nurturing, a kind dish to feed oneself. I wish you could try my soup/stew, it’s at the top of my homepage (one tip though, soak the split peas and barley overnight in lots of water and then drain and follow the easy recipe). Best wishes your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Cheers.

  108. lori jo Says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I added some garbanzo beans and some fake “meat balls” just because I wanted to use them and it was delish. It is delish without the extra’s and so simple. Perfect for a cool fall evening!

  109. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Lori, thanks for dropping by with your feedback – I am glad that you have made and enjoyed my stew – added beans are fine and I look forward to your future comments here. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  110. Hilde Says:

    “Serves 4″ 4!!
    My husband ate it all. He kept going back to the kitchen, mumbling: this is good, this is good. And then: ‘I ate it all. There. And it’s your fault, you shouldn’t make such delicious food.”

  111. Miriam Says:

    Hilde Hi there and welcome here Hilde. Thanks for dropping by here with your wonderfully hilarious comment Hilde ! My husband said that this recipe is very much what he would refer to as ‘MAN FOOD’ – I see some truth in that – it’s really comfort food with a healthy twist to it. Lesson here for next time is make double the quantity. I am delighted it went down so well and keep tuned for more ‘food of this ilk’ on this blog. Try my new posted pie at some point. Cheers and look forward to your future comment on my blog.

  112. Elaine Says:

    My husband had three bowls of this and said it was excellent. It is very similar to something my mother used to bake as well. Thanks for the delicious recipes.

  113. Miriam Says:

    Sounds great Elaine, glad to hear it was enjoyed so much ! Best to you !

  114. purity Says:

    i love this with chapati!!! will try serve with fresh onion and seee…..hmmmmmm

  115. Miriam Says:

    Hi there purity – I hope you try this recipe out – it’s simply very easy to make and I think your idea of chapatis with it will be excellent – together with a little fresh onion. Let me know how it goes as and when, and remember to cook the veggies until tender if you want to get the best out of this stew. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  116. Catherine Hamilton Says:

    I’ve made it 3 times in 3 weeks and it’s a hit every time. I use potatoes grown in my garden and, the last time, purple-hulled peas from the garden instead of green peas, as I had lots in the freezer. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing. Your recipes are awesome!!

  117. Miriam Says:

    Catherine Hi there and what a wonderful success. This stew is a staple here in my home throughout the winter. With it being so tasty and easy to make what could be more apt ? How wonderful that you have your own produce too ! Do try my other stew and soups or whatever takes your fancy from my category section. I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Best wishes to you !

  118. Janice Says:

    Looks great, will be trying this recipe very soon! :-)

  119. Miriam Says:

    Janice Hi there and welcome here. Yes, do try this as you won’t regret it – it’s as easy to make as a pasta sauce frankly. Best wishes your way !

  120. Jill Bee Says:

    I am busy making this right now and it will be ready to serve very soon. I just had a taste and it is absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for an amazing recipe!

  121. Alice Says:

    I saw this on FB and was immediately hungry! I jumped on my bike (I live in Japan) and got the ingredients (minus red onion – hard to find here) and made it right away. It is bubbling in the oven now and the house smells amazing! My boyfriend is coming home to chilly Japan from being on a work trip in steamy Singapore and this is just the right dish to welcome him home. One problem is that I couldn’t find fresh mint only spearmint… Not sure if that will work but I have some crunchy crust bread and eggplant spead and a big salad. Yum! Thanks for this easy and tasty recipe! Can’t wait to try more!

  122. Miriam Says:

    Alice Hi there and welcome here and glad you found my blog and recipes. Thanks for your comment and I think from all that you have said that all should have gone down well by now – the substitute ingredients are fine too ! Meantime, I look forward to your feedback on this and your future comments. Do browse my category section on the right hand side of my home page and enjoy your visit ! Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  123. Miriam Says:

    Jill Hi there – thanks for your feedback on this recipe and I look forward to your future comments on my blog. We are starting up a new Monthly Newsletter with new recipes etc, if you wish to join just say the word and I will add you.

  124. Jill Bee Says:

    Yes please I’d love to receive the newsletter! The stew went down very well last night and I had leftovers this morning! Will definitely make this again. Thanks!

  125. Miriam Says:

    Jill Hi there and thanks for coming back with your terrific feedback. So glad you enjoyed it. Will add you to my new newsletter list right now. Do try out other recipes from my blog. Best wishes !

  126. Susan Says:

    Made this today. Did not have it with bread and onion as suggested because I ate an everything bagel with Better Than Cream Cheese and olive while I was making it but this is delicious! Very easy to make and simply wonderful on a cold New England evening!

  127. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Susan, thanks for dropping by with your feedback and I am jolly glad you made and enjoyed it too (bagel and all – sounds great !). It’s a great winter stew ideal for cold weather. I look forward to your future comments on my blog – best wishes your way in the meantime !

  128. cathy Says:

    Dear Miriam,
    I have made this stew 3 times i the past 2 weeks. Everyone, including non veggie friends, just love it. Thank you so much and I was looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  129. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Cathy and welcome here. Many thanks for your comment and glad you’ve made this 3 times already. It’s a favourite here in my home too ! I look forward to your future feedback and comments on my blog. Best wishes your way and hope you manage to pick something to make for the festivities if you celebrate them, if not I still recommend you try my Roulade (see home page). Best wishes and hope you join our new monthly newsletter – let me know if so, so that I can add you ! Cheers.

  130. Rachel Says:

    In the process of making this as a meat-free Christmas Eve dinner for my family – thank you!

  131. Miriam Says:

    Many thanks dear Rachel and I do hope you all enjoy it too ! Let me know how it goes and best wishes to you and your loved ones too ! :)

  132. Rachel (AKA Missy Moomoo) Says:

    This has become one of our family favourites and we have it every week, enjoyed by all I serve with onion rice and crusty bread, a real hearty meal that tastes amazing and leaves you feeling very full and content. I love your recipes Miriam, I always check your site when looking for new recipes, they never fail to impress! xxx

  133. Heleen Says:

    From The Netherlands: thank you for this simple, yet delicious recipe!

  134. Miriam Says:

    Heleen Hi there and welcome here. You are most welcome and you are also correct in saying that this is indeed a simple to make stew. Hope you enjoy it many times over and also do try out some other recipes from here. I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  135. Reg Says:

    Hello Miriam, I found your website the other day and discovered a wealth of recipes. I made dinner for a few friends the other night and made this hearty potato, carrot, pea stew. Everyone loved it. I doubled it thinking I’d have a lot left over for the next day. Haha! We ate it all. Thank you for sharing your great meals.

  136. Miriam Says:

    Reg Hi there, what a lovely comment and funny too, I say this because it’s just so terribly moorish and a favourite here. I’m sorry you may have to triple the quantities for the next time. I very much look forward to your future comments and feedback on my blog and glad you found my site too. Best your way :)

  137. ines Says:

    This looks amazing! I am going to try this tomorrow – i’ll see if it pleases my favourite eat-meater :)

  138. Diane Says:

    It looks a truly wonderful dish but as I follow the Dr McDougall diet I won’t be cooking with oil. He believes that all oil is concentrated fat and unhealthy.

  139. Miriam Says:

    Diane Hi there and thanks for your comment – I have heard many things about oil pluses and minuses. I hope you make and enjoy this ! Best wishes your way !

  140. Miriam Says:

    Ines Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I very much look forward to your feedback on this stew and best wishes your way in the meantime ! :)

  141. Nikki Says:

    This is the best stew I’ve ever tasted! It’s my go to recipe especially during the winter…sometimes I switch the peas for lentils, and add some curry powder for an extra kick! Tastes delicious! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  142. jay Says:

    Hi,thank you for sharing this recipie. I cooked it today & my goodness it was delicious! Even my fussy dd ate it & went for 2nd portion. I’m enjoying looking through the recipies to try out.as I’m both vegan & coeliac it can be hard to find good recipies so I’m very pleased to have found your site.

  143. Jessica Says:

    I took the 2013 Vegan Pledge and look forward to it! :) Today in fact is my “kick off” My family is NOT doing this with me, it’ll be myself and I’m perfectly ok with that. I’m hoping that by my starting this I will be showing them a cleaner better way to live and that they will follow suit. We’ll see. Thanks for this recipe! I plan on making it this week for dinner for myself! :D

  144. Miriam Says:

    Jessica Hi there and welcome here. Let me start off by saying an HUGE KUDOS to you for starting a most marvelous journey to veganism ! There is plenty to choose from if you browse my category section. You will love this stew (as you will see from the many, many comments on it, it’s a favourite amongst many) – remember to have some crunchy bread of your choice with it and be sure to buy the baby peas, as they are the sweet ones (petite pois) for best results. I will await your feedback and I can add you to our new monthly upcoming mailing list if you wish – you will receive 1 e-mail a month only and as a beginner it will be most useful to you. Also, as I am a nutritionist I can help you if you need anything. Best wishes your way, and go for it !

  145. Miriam Says:

    Jay Hi there and very welcome here. I too am glad you found my site :) and kudos to you for making this. It is a very popular stew in our household and I have passed it down from my family tree if you like. I am introducing a few gluten free recipes (see my fruits of the forest crumble at the top of my homepage) and will be introducing more in a few weeks time, so please feel free to join our new upcoming monthly newsletter (I can add you now) – it should be out some weeks from now and will be full of information for you to help you along your journey ! Best Wishes your way in the meantime and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  146. Miriam Says:

    Nikki Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for your feedback on this stew – your idea of switching the peas to lentils rocks, I do the same from time to time and add some chilli and curry powder and some spinach – and I serve it on basmati rice ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog and hope you try out one of my curries if you like that extra ‘kick’. Cheers your way in the meantime :)

  147. Elizabeth Says:

    I’m so thrilled that I found you! I’m starting this lifestyle late in the game – I’ll be 59 in March. I’ve been a long-time fan of Victoria Moran and got her book, Main Street Vegan, for Christmas. There’s no going back now. :) I don’t want to get into a bland diet rut and so appreciate your blog and wonderful contributions. Thank you!

  148. Miriam Says:

    Elizabeth Hi there and welcome here, many thanks for your comment and feedback and a huge Kudos goes to you for choosing this lifestyle – do remember that it’s never to late to start a vegan lifestyle, all that can happen is that you will feel better in your upcoming decade than you did on your previous one – the other thing is with great tasting recipes your journey will be a joyous one. BTW join my other FB page called Vegan Rejuvenation for a wealth of wonderful ideas, tips etc. . . you will love it. I also have a Mouthwatering Vegan new upcoming monthly newsletter you may wish to join, it will be up and running some weeks from now as the response has been overwhelming, if you are interested just let me know and I will add you. My book entitled “Mouthwatering Vegan” will be out for sale this coming June, but is up for pre-ordering, here is the link for you to keep if you wish http://www.amazon.com/Mouthwatering-Vegan-Irresistible-Recipes-Everyone/dp/0449015653/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356909814&sr=1-2&keywords=mouthwatering+vegan
    Meantime, I look forward to your future comments on my blog and if you need any help just let me know. Happy New Year to you ! :)

  149. Emma Soji Says:

    Made this last week. Consumed it all and cant wait to make again! I love this blog~!

  150. Miriam Says:

    Emma Hi there and many thanks for your feedback on my stew – I am totally delighted that you have made it and will be making it again. Best wishes your way and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  151. Mary Says:

    Been a vegetarian for years, and exploring vegan now. So happy to come across your blog. I am making this now. I Added Lima beans, more carrots, celery, one more clove, used veggie stock in place of water and a bit more paste. Next time think I’ll try adding kale. Smells good. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for inspiring with simple recipes. Will share your resource on my blog later http://www.zeninthecityblog.com. Best of luck on your book too!

  152. Mary Says:

    Also,what temp do you suggest the oven be set at for the hour.

  153. Miriam Says:

    between 150 and 180 should do the trick. If you’re rushing put it up higher but keep an eye on it. Hope you have enjoyed it !

  154. Miriam Says:

    Mary Hi there and welcome here. I too am glad that you have found my blog. I love your additions and trust all has gone well, but will let you let me know as and when. By all means share my recipes and hope you find more recipes here to your taste. I have a soup stew that I feel you would love too ! Very best wishes your way and a Happy New Year to you !

  155. Michelle Says:

    Making this tonight!!! My family can’t wait!

  156. Miriam Says:

    Michelle Hi there and welcome here. I do hope you and your family enjoy this – let me know how it goes as and when. Cheers !

  157. Christine Says:

    I made this recipe today. It was absoluetly delicious, flavorful and thick. I did not miss the meat at all. Being on a low salt diet, I cut the vegtable cube in half, and added a bay leaf instead of salt. Next time I am going to try it with sweet potatoes .I am going to try your bolonese sauce next, can’t wait !

  158. Miriam Says:

    Christine Hi there and welcome here. I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed my stew. I think that the addition of sweet potatoes would compliment this dish beautifully ! I look forward to your feedback on my bolognese as and when. Enjoy !

  159. Colleen Says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. I just made this and it is amazing! I added a leek and used a portabello mushroom instead of the seitan so tasty. I’ve been vegan a week and a half now and it keeps getting better and better, especially now that I have found your recipes! Thanks a bunch :)

  160. Miriam Says:

    Colleen dear, first things first – so a huge Kudos goes to you for going vegan and I too am delighted that you have found my site and recipes, how wonderful ! I don’t use seitan at all in my recipes because I don’t much like it ! I think that the mushrooms are a great idea and give it extra texture (portobello’s are renowned for this). I very much look forward to your future comments here and if you wish to be added to our new upcoming Monthly new newsletter just say so and I will add you to our list ! :)

  161. Colleen Says:

    oops! I’d been looking at a couple recipes and chose yours for that exact reason but went ahead and added the mushrooms, and forgot. I’d really like to be on the newsletter list. Please and thank you.

  162. Miriam Says:

    Colleen Hi there and welcome here. `i hope you enjoy this. I have just added you to my newsletter – it will be out in the next few weeks. Cheers !

  163. Monika Says:

    This looks sooo yummy! My kind of nosh :-) Making it tomorrow!

  164. Zaskira Says:

    I literally just made this…absolutely delicious <3 thank you for the recipie it was easy and fun to make! I managed to cook this via stove top and it came out good too :)

  165. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Zaskira and welcome here. Am so glad to hear that you made and enjoyed this stew so much ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! :)

  166. Miriam Says:

    Monika Hi there and welcome here. I look forward to your feedback on this recipe and hope you enjoyed it ! :)

  167. Jan Says:

    Hi Miriam, I have been looking at your recipes for months….everything looks so tasty but I don’t really like cooking so haven’t tried any of them. This stew looks just gorgeous so I’m going to have a go at cooking it as it looks fairly easy. Wish me luck, I’ll need it :)

  168. Miriam Says:

    Hi Jan – follow the recipe carefully, and all will go well. I look forward to your comment on the outcome ! Best wishes to you.

  169. Richard Says:

    I forgot to comment on this when I made it a few weeks ago, it was fantastic!! I added pearl barley (cooked separately), and it was so hearty. I was having flashbacks of being a kid again back on the farm. Thanks!

  170. SaraLucette Says:

    What temperature should the oven be when the dish is transferred there to cook the potatoes? Thanks! Looks delish; I look forward to trying this!

  171. Joannie Pelszynska Says:

    A new family favorite in our house. I am so grateful you shared this wonderful recipe. Thank you

  172. Miriam Says:

    I am delighted to hear this dear Joannie ! We’re having it tonight for dinner here. i look forward to your future comments on my blog and I think you would love my Fired Beans recipe too – it is based on a wonderful and equally delicious recipe such as this, easy to make and a great change too. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  173. Miriam Says:

    Hi Sara and welcome here. I think that 190 celsius should do the trick.

  174. susan canady Says:

    Thank you! My son and I recently became vegans but were starving ourselves for lack of knowledge in recipes!

  175. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Susan and welcome here. I too am delighted that you have found my blog, and do browse the category section on the right hand side of my blog for the selection of different exciting recipes. Any questions, just pop round ! Best Wishes your way in the meantime, and Kudos to you and your son for going Vegan ! :)

  176. Freya Birdsong Says:

    WOW…I made this recipe for my partner and I tonight and just wanted to say how much we absolutely adored it. We’ve been vegan for sometime now, and there is nothing i love more than cooking amazing vegan food but this is seriously the yummiest recipe i have come across in a long time … this meal will be made over and over and over again in my kitchen. Thankyou so much. I will be trying many more of your recipes over the next few weeks as if they are anything like this one i will be extremely happy and so will our bellies <3 YUMMO!!!!!

  177. Miriam Says:

    Freya Hi there and welcome here – What wonderful words and feedback ! Thanks for putting a huge smile on my face :) I very, very much look forward to your future comments on my blog, and yes, I would say that most of the recipes here are as good as (a few may be a tad better, but I would rather let you be the judge of that). Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  178. Dawn Samantha Says:

    I made this the other night, and it was a winner! I didnt change anything, except i used both white and sweet potatoes. and it was AMAZING! Melted in my mouth. I was so excited making it (quite simple too!) that when I served my husband, I failed to put the raw onion on his plate. But he ate it so fast, it didn’t matter to him. I put the raw onion on mine, and I am so appreciative of that tip because even without it, it’s delicious. WITH the raw onion. It’s incredible! I am making a double batch of this so I can bring to work all week. Perfect meal.

  179. Miriam Says:

    Dawn Hi there – I am glad to hear that you have made and enjoyed my stew there, and your hubby too. The raw onion really is quite something isn’t it. Best wishes your way and hope you enjoy my other recipes too.

  180. Maz Says:

    Hi Miriam,

    Trying this recipe at home in Athens, Greece this evening. Thank you for your recipes…will make some rice to go with it. Yia sta heria sou!

  181. Miriam Says:

    Maz Hi there and greetings to you ! I am delighted that you will be trying out this recipe of mine and also look forward to your feedback on it. I have another handful of vegan Greek recipes that I hope you will enjoy in the near future. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  182. Maz Says:

    Hi again Miriam – Thoroughly enjoyed by all! I took a pic for you. I’ll post it on Facebook? Thanks again! Looking forward to trying more.

  183. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Maz and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  184. Yvonne Says:

    looks amazing! I will definitely try this recipe out!

  185. Miriam Says:

    Hi Yvonne – do let me know how it goes as and when. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  186. Pascal Says:

    Gonna make this one for the first time this Friday.

  187. Miriam Says:

    . . . and you won’t regret it Pascal – tip:- be sure to salt it adequately as the peas will be sweet and also serve it with some hot crunchy bread as the sauce begs for it. I look forward to your feedback on it as and when. Cheers to you !

  188. Pascal Says:

    Thanks for the tip Miriam :)
    You can always count on my feedback ;)

    One question though, is hot that crunchy bread just what it says or is it also a recipe you put on your blog somewhere?

  189. Miriam Says:

    I don’t as yet have a recipe of my bread here – I am sure you can purchase a baguette or something very pleasant of that ilk – then just place it in the oven 10 minutes before you serve the stew up and enjoy – this is also a great idea for serving with soup. Best again !

  190. Kathy VanBuskirk Says:

    I love your recipes…and I love stew!! I will be making this! :)

  191. Pascal Says:

    Oh ok, sure I’ll do it that way.
    Have a nice day.

  192. Miriam Says:

    Hi Kathy, hope you enjoy it. Let me have your feedback as and when. :)

  193. Pascal Says:

    One more question Miriam.
    What temperature for the oven?

  194. Miriam Says:

    Medium high, around 180-190 degrees.

  195. Pascal Says:

    Ok thank you.

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  197. Miriam Says:

    :)

  198. dppdee Says:

    have you tried coconut oil instead of olive oil, for frying specially…. if olive oil passes x temperature it is not very healthy…

  199. Miriam Says:

    Hi Dppdee – coconut oil is great, but olive oil is okay to cook with provided it is a good quality olive oil (extra virgin is preferable). Olive oil is only unhealthy if it reaches very high temperatures, but that only happens if it’s reached smoking point etc. Here is what the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) has to say about frying food with olive oil:
    When heated, olive oil is the most stable fat, which means it stands up well to high frying temperatures. Its high smoke point (410ºF or 210ºC) is well above the ideal temperature for frying food (356ºF or 180ºC). The digestibility of olive oil is not affected when it is heated, even when it is re-used several times for frying
    http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/heating-olive-oil

  200. Carolyn Says:

    Miriam – I was craving my mum’s Corned Beef Hash. I just made this instead, and added dumplings. Delicious. Now I can’t move. :)

  201. Miriam Says:

    Carolyn Hi – I could only respond to your comment with a huge laugh ha, ah, ha ! :)

  202. Jessica Says:

    Hi Miriam,

    i want to add some beans for protein, which bean do you think would be best with this recipe? This looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you

  203. Miriam Says:

    Jessica Hi there, by all means feel free to add whatever beans you prefer, but do bear in mind peas do have protein, although less so than beans – the reason why I am mentioning this to you is because this is not a recipe with peas and veggies but primarily a pea dish, in other words you will be ingesting a main course of peas – so when you add up the protein intake of that meal it’s pretty much balanced in terms of protein intake as and of itself, but that said, no harm in adding more – choose a neutral bean if so, so that it won’t steal from the sweetness of this original dish. If you could get your hands on some okra, then this dish would be perfection in terms of taste. Enjoy either way and come back with your feedback. :)

  204. karen Says:

    made this tonight for dinner, my daughter is vegetarian, the whole family enjoyed it!!

  205. Miriam Says:

    That really is great news karen ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog. :)

  206. Shinelle Cross Says:

    I made this for mothers day along with some other side dishes. Mommy only got one serving while my older brother ate the rest hahahahaa! But it really was simple to make and as my brother said he loved it :-) Mommy was happy because she didn’t have to cook lol. Thanks for sharing :-)

  207. Miriam Says:

    Sounds like a win-win situation if you ask me. Kudos to you for serving this up on Mother’s Day – bravo ! :)

  208. Nell Says:

    We had this last night. OMG!!! It was delicious. Served it with fresh corn bread and could have eaten it all night. Luckily we just made enough for two servings! Can’t recommend this recipe enough. Definitely a keeper. Thank you Miriam. :)

  209. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for that Neil, I am delighted to hear that hyou enjoyed it and that it will be a keeper – that’s wonderful and I look forward to your future comments and feedback on my blog ! Cheers your way in the meantime. :)

  210. Lyndel Says:

    Hi Miriam from Australia. Cooking this right now and I cannot wait to eat! Smells AMAZING! Going to get the Eggplant Soup and Ragout cooked tonight as well. Your website has totally inspired me! Thank you <3 x

  211. Miriam Says:

    I do hope all has gone down well Lyndel and I very much look forward to your future comments and feedback on my blog – let me know how it all went as and when ! :)

  212. Amy Says:

    Hi Miriam! This was my first vegan recipe and it was very tasty. I only had smoked paprika, but it lent a nice flavor. It definitely is a big warm pot of comfort food. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes, I ordered your cookbook :)

  213. Miriam Says:

    Amy Hi there and welcome here. I am delighted you have tried out my recipe and enjoyed this stew. I look forward to your feedback on my other recipes and than you so much for ordering my cookbook. Meantime, Make a note in advance for when you receive the copy of Mouthwatering Vegan book, go to the Decadent Cheeses and Dairy Alternative section and go to the Mature Cheddar Cheese recipe pencil in on it to double the amount of agar powder in the recipe, the reason for this is because the revised recipe did not reach my publishers in time. I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Enjoy ! :)

  214. Julz Says:

    This was a near exact replica of the stew my mom made in the crockpot when I was growing up. I couldn’t believe how simple and fast this was to cook. I love it. Added thick sliced button mushrooms and used organic veggie broth. Divine!

  215. Miriam Says:

    Glad to kow Julz – whole mushrooms would have been a perfect addition ! :)

  216. Karlie Says:

    I love love love this dish!! I make a big batch of it and take it for work over the next 2-3days! Yummy, Filling and Healthy! Another happy Aussie Fan! :)

  217. Miriam Says:

    Hi Karlie and thanks for your comment – I am delighted that you love this dish – I know the feeling as it’s one of my favourites too ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! :)

  218. Javier Says:

    Can this be cooked via crockpot?
    I’m thinking it can just adjust the cooking times I would imagine??

  219. Anna Says:

    Making this for the first time tonight and the whole house smells divine! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes Miriam! Best regards from Iowa :)

  220. Anna Says:

    Also Miriam, can you please add a “print” button? Thank you!

  221. Miriam Says:

    Sorry Anna, I don’t have this facility available, but you can still print the recipe if you wish – as have many others – just save the page as a pdf. :)

  222. Miriam Says:

    Anna Hi, I do hope you have enjoyed this stew ! Let me know how it all went ! :)

  223. Miriam Says:

    Javier Hi, I have not tried this in a crockpot myself. Get it going on the cooker in terms of following the recipe until you add water, which would take around 15-20 minutes I imagine, then place in the crockpot and allow to cook for a further few hours. It’s a ‘trial & error’ situation, but I hardly think one can go all that wrong with it. Bean stews also do so well in crockpots, as do soups ! Enjoy and let me know how it goes if and when ! :)

  224. Cindy B. Says:

    Hi, Miriam!
    In step 1 – how long do you cook it once you have stirred in the veggies?

  225. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Cindy, to answer your question, I would say around 5-10 minutes. Hope you enjoy it and let me know how it goes as and when ! :)

  226. Anna Says:

    The stew came out absolutely DELICIOUS! And thank you for taking your time to answer my question about the “print” button. I’ll follow your suggestion on PDF. T

  227. Miriam Says:

    So glad you enjoyed it Anna ! :)

  228. Liz Pip Says:

    Thank you for your wonderful recipes Miriam. When I use to eat meat, I use to cook mainly Turkish food as my ex husband was Turkish and I was only 17 when we married so Turkish food was the first food I learnt how to cook. Obviously, a lot of the dishes are very similar to Greek and Middle Eastern food so I tend to have all the herbs and ingredients in my cupboard. Cooking vegan style now though is just as exciting because of your gorgeous recipes. I cooked this meal yesterday and it was truly amazing. My son and I had to have seconds.Can’t wait to try your other recipes :-)

  229. Miriam Says:

    So glad that you enjoyed this dear Liz, and your son too ! :)

  230. Francois A Says:

    I have hated peas since childhood (long story) but when I saw your recipe, the colours, the combination of slow cooked potatoes and carrots gave me a warm fuzzy feeling in the stomach. I absolutely LOVED this recipe, easy to make with a heartwarming taste of home-made stew I have never known before. THANKS! I am making it again tonight (I have a big bag of frozen peas to get through now).

  231. Miriam Says:

    Francois, so glad you enjoyed this stew and I hope you enjoy many more recipes from my blog ! :)

  232. Maz Says:

    Making this baby again today, love it! Thank you Miriam.

  233. Miriam Says:

    It’s one of those addictive stews Maz that we enjoy year after year – sounds like you might be doing the same thing ! :)

  234. Miriam Says:

    Apologies for the delay in answering this comment Deborah but this message went into my ‘others folder’ hope you have made and enjoyed this recipe. :) And look forward to your future comments on my blog ! :)

  235. Sean Says:

    Awesome dish Miriam, i just made a double serving of it,
    I add a little cayenne pepper and tumeric for some bite, its so nice….

  236. Miriam Says:

    Sean Hi, that sounds absolutely perfect ! :)

  237. Ron Says:

    I really love this recipe on a cold winter evening. I love to make it in a slow-cooker for about 6-7 hours, adding the peas and some vegan parmesan cheese about an hour before it is done. I also add some fried sliced portobello mushrooms and a few more sliced carrots to the recipe. The aroma filling my house from this recipe is unbelievable! Even the carnivores on my street love it. Miriam is still the best!!!

  238. Miriam Says:

    Ron Hi and thanks for your wonderful comment – I think the additions you have made to my stew are simply awesome, well done ! I hope you enjoy many more of my recipes and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! :)

  239. Bianca Says:

    Delicious. I have made this a few times and if there are any leftovers I shape them into veggie patties and make veggie burgers with them. Thanks for a great recipe! :-)

  240. Miriam Says:

    Sounds great Bianca ! So glad you enjoy this dish ! :)

  241. Sharron Says:

    Wow Miriam, I love this. I can’t get over how much flavour there is in the dish. The raw onion really adds to it.

  242. Miriam Says:

    You are absolutely right Sharron this stew is packed with flavour !

  243. Dominique Says:

    Hi!
    I did this tonight, and it turned out great! I had to change a couple of things, because I didn’t have all the ingredients, but still it was good and my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. Thank youuu!!

  244. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Dominique and thanks for dropping by here. So glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed this and hope you enjoy many more recipes from my blog ! :)

  245. Dallas Says:

    Making it soon . . . will let you know!

  246. Miriam Says:

    Hi Dallas, please do and enjoy ! :)

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