Last Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, our family went out to dinner to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. We went to my favorite local hot spot that has some really clean, vegan dishes and I had the most amazing soup. It was the inspiration for this stew. I’ve been tweaking and fine-tuning hoping to even come close to the magnificence that was the soup I had last week. Although vegan, this stew is really filling, thick and delicious. Even my most staunch carnivores, who tasted my soup at dinner, were raving about it. I’m so anxious to have dinner tonight. Even better – I put all of my ingredients into my new crock pot and let it cook all day. Easy peasy.
— Knead to Cook