nutritional information


  • Calories: 223
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 393 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 5 g

Amber’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Stew

Serves 8

Amber Podach is a custom stationery designer who enjoys kayaking and camping on her days off. She created the hearty stew after an icy-cold whale-watching trip in the Pacific Northwest. Now she makes the dish when she needs to warm up during Seattle'’s misty autumn months.
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 4 tsp.)
  • 1 or 2 canned chipotle chiles, drained
  • 4 slices Yves Canadian Veggie Bacon, diced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 3 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (3 cups)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 small corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 8 Tbs. vegan sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • cilantro for garnish
  1. Heat oil in large stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are translucent. Be careful not to burn garlic.
  2. Add chopped chipotle chiles, veggie bacon and wine, and sauté 1 minute more.
  3. Add broth, 3 cups water, lentils and sweet potatoes; cook 20 minutes, or until lentils fall apart. Stir in cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook tortilla strips in small skillet over high heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until crispy. Set aside.
  5. Ladle stew into bowls, and top each serving with 1 Tbs. sour cream, green onions and tortilla strips. Garnish with cilantro, and serve.
September 2006

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We loved this hearty stew! The cinnamon gave it a "comfort food" taste. I also added 1/4 tsp of cumin for more of a chili twist.

Julie - 2009-10-25 14:36:32