A bowl of goodness: quick winter warming stew


image via Bobbie Bowers

I can’t lie to you, these last two weeks I’ve felt utterly drained. Perhaps it’s this constant rain (will it ever stop?) or maybe the rush of last month has finally caught up with me. Either way, I feel like I need to go to bed for a week!

But since that’s not an option and I’ve got a lovely weekend of fresh, Cornish sea air ahead I’ve made up a batch of my favourite go to winter stew. Plus it’s a great way of making use of the Kale that’s in season at the moment.

It’s not exciting but it’s one of those dishes that brings you back in to balance if you’re feeling off centre for any reason. As much as when you’re feeling run down it’s tempting to throw yourself head first in to a vat of wine or binge eat a huge plate of pasta, that’s not going to help in the long run.

Try this, it will leave you feeling nourished, warm and you won’t get a sugar crash hours later.

Serves 2


  • 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  • 1 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium/large carrots, sliced
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • A pinch of Chinese 5 spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan and add the onions and garlic.

Once the onions are cooked, add the vegetable stock and bring it to the boil.

Next add your sweet potato, tin tomatoes (add whole don’t mash up) and carrots and simmer until tender.

Then add your kale and soy sauce, allow the kale to cook on a low/medium heat for two minutes.

Serve straight away…

 You can eat this on its own or serve with a portion of brown rice…


7 Comments on A bowl of goodness: quick winter warming stew

  1. Merle
    February 2, 2014 at 9:36 am (9 months ago)

    I do love a pot of stew !! Thanks for sharing this recipe, sounds really good.

  2. Sonia
    February 2, 2014 at 11:10 am (9 months ago)

    Sounds tasty Rachael :) I’ll save this to try when our winter hits – more salad weather we are having right now :)

  3. Ron West
    February 2, 2014 at 11:28 am (9 months ago)

    Just what the doctor ordered! Sounds really tasty and very healthy too! I will have to ask the ‘boss’ to do this for me! Thanks for posting Rachel :) Kind regards Ron

  4. Kyle Nelson
    February 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I love Kale, I pretty much add it to anything I can because of how yummy it is and the amazing health benefits it provides. I use it most in juices and love how it thickens up the juice a little bit. I will have to try this recipe out ;)
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  5. Anne Friston
    February 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ll be trying this out, looks delicious. You can’t beat a good stew during these winter months. :)


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