nutritional information


  • Calories: 195
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Sodium: 288 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 11 g

Chunky Vegetable Stew

Chunky Vegetable Stew


Greens cook down considerably and will reduce at least one-quarter in volume. One pound of raw kale will yield about 2 1/2 cups cooked. A dash of hot pepper sauce adds dimension to this colorful dish.
  • 1 medium-sized bunch kale
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium-sized unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups dry vermouth
  • 1 6-oz. pkg. sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 medium-sized head cauliflower, cut into about 2-inch florets
  • 1 14.5-oz. can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ Tbs. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs. cold water
  • 1 Tbs. tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. lemon pepper
  1. Strip kale leaves from stalks, and rinse thoroughly in colander; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepan for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onions and peppers, sauté for 2 minutes and add potatoes. Cook for 4 minutes, and add vermouth, mushrooms and cauliflower. Cook for 2 minutes, add kale and mix thoroughly. Cook mixture for 5 minutes, and reduce heat to low.
  3. Chop stewed tomatoes coarsely in food processor, and add tomatoes, thyme and yeast to kale mixture. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl, and stir in with tamari and lemon pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and serve.
February 2004

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Made this dish tonight. I added some fresh, green beans that I had left over from another meal, used Dry Sherry instead of the Vermouth as that is what I had on hand. I ended up adding a cup of organic vegetable stock because I like more liquid. The stew was amazingly good and filling.

Lori - 2013-04-17 03:23:17

This is a very unusual looking dish, and it looks like it wouldn't be that good, but it was AMAZING. My husband (a meat-eater) went nuts over it and asked me to make it again soon.

Charis Luu - 2012-11-20 19:47:18