1 Zucchini 1 Turnip 5 Mushrooms, white, large 1/2 Red Bell Pepper 1/2 Green Bell Pepper 1/2 Head Cabbage 1 Potato
1/2 Cup Wheat Berries 1/2 Cup Kasha, medium size 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas 4 Cups Vegetable Stock 2 Cups Water 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes w/ Puree 28 oz. 1 Can Kidney Beans, red or white 14 oz.
Spice Blend: 1 tsp. Leaf Thyme 1 tsp. Granulated Garlic 1 tsp. Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
Add wheat berries and boil for one hour.
Remove pan from the heat until needed.
Towards the end of the recipe you will add the wheat berries and any liquid left in the pan to the stew pot.
Dice onion and celery.
Slice carrot into thin rounds.
Peel and rough chop the garlic.
Dice mushrooms, zucchini, turnip and peppers.
No need to peel the turnip.
You can wash the mushrooms for recipes like this one where they are just going to simply boil.
Place soup pot and oil over medium heat.
Add carrots, onion, celery and garlic.
Gently cook and stir vegetables for about 10 minutes.
No need to brown the vegetables, just soften them.
While vegetables are cooking, dice the cabbage and potato.
No need to peel the potato.
Gather and have ready the vegetable stock, water and canned tomatoes.
Add all of the above vegetables to the pot.
Add the vegetable stock and water.
Add the crushed tomatoes.
Mix ingredients together; bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to a simmer; cover the pot.
Simmer stew for 20 minutes.
Gather and measure all of the remaining ingredients as stew simmers.
After 20 minutes, remove lid & add spices.
Rinse off the beans and add to the pot.
Mix the beans and spices into the stew.
Place the cover back on and simmer for another 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the lid.
Add the kasha, peas, wheat berries and their liquid to the pot.
Mix ingredients into the stew.
Place the lid back on and simmer for another 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove pot from stove.
Let the stew sit covered for another 5 minutes.
Remove the lid and stir.
New Taste Thinking:
This stew is the definition of a meal in a bowl! Eat as much as you like and be sure to share with your friends.
On another note, I love when people tell me that some of the ingredients are hard to find. This lets me know that they are pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and discovering ingredients that they never knew about before!!!