Monday, May 13, 2013

Sweet Potato Stew

This easy dish was inspired by a big, lonely sweet potato, a busy day with no time to cook, and a neglected slow-cooker. It's perfect for a busy Meatless Monday! To cook it on the stove, I think I'd steam the sweet potato chunks first, and then throw it all together.

Sweet Potato Stew
serves 4

1/2 onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato, cut into bite-size pieces
2-4 cups chopped kale
1 can lite coconut milk
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
4 cups vegetable broth
2 T tamari
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 T curry powder
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Stir everything together in the slow-cooker. Cook on high heat for about 4 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are soft. This was extra good the second night, served over brown rice.