Last week I made this amazing lentil and kale stew with chermoula drizzle from the @hemsleyhemsley The Art of Eating Well book. A super tasty mid week warming stew that I’ve loaded into the freezer for lunches.
2 diced carrots
3 chopped celery sticks
2 large chopped onions
3 diced garlic cloves
400g of kale (stalk removed)
1/2 a peeled and chopped squash (into cubes)
The juice of 1 lemon
500g of lentils (I used red as that’s all I had in)
1.5 litres of veg stock
A handful of chopped coriander.
2 tsp of ground cumin
2 tsp of dried thyme.
The list of ingredients is quite long, but totally worth it!
To make the stew, I started by adding the onions, cumin and thyme to a pan (low heat), and fried for around 10 mins until soft. Next I added the carrot, celery and garlic, fried for another 5 mins, then added the lentils, butternut and stock (simmered for 25 mins; the recipe actually says to cook for 45 mins but my lentils seemed cooked in the 25 mins I allowed). In the final 5 mins of cooking, I added the kale, lemon juice, coriander and seasoning.
Once just about ready to serve, I quickly whipped up the chermoula dressing, which I was initially a little apprehensive about (due to the huge amount of spices) but it really worked with the stew! Made with 3 tbsp of oil, 1 tbsp of ground cumin and smoked paprika, 1 tsp of ground coriander, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 3 grated garlic cloves and 1 tsp of chilli flakes. I simply heated the oil, added the spices and stirred, then added a little water to stop it burning. Once I had plated up the stew, I drizzles a couple of tsp over each portion. It actually freezes quite well too!
#foodie #yum #delicious #eatwell #eatwelllivewell #healhy #healthyeating #veganrecipes #flexitarian #meatfreemondays #veggies #theartofeatingwell #hemsleyhemsley #hemsleysisters #stew #kale #lentils #butternutsquash #foodprep