Meal Makeover: Hearty Vegetable Stew


Soups and stews are a definite winter go-to meal to warm us up! With it being the time of New Year’s Resolutions, we want to keep you on track for your healthy lifestyle with a satisfying organic vegetable stew that is sure to leave the family asking for you to make it again and again!
Hearty Vegetable and Quinoa Stew
(Recipe by Budget Bytes with modifications from Purium Editor)
  • 1 Tbsp Purium Tropic Oil (coconut oil)
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • 4 cloves of organic garlic
  • 3 organic carrots
  • 3 ribs organic celery
  • 15oz. can organic kidney beans
  • 15oz. can diced organic tomatoes
  • ½ tsp fresh organic basil
  • 1 tsp fresh organic oregano
  • ½ tsp organic smoked paprika
  • 1 cup uncooked organic quinoa
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ¼ lb. fresh organic spinach
  1. Dice the garlic and onion. Add the coconut oil, garlic, and onion to a large pot and sauté over medium-low heat until the onions are soft.
  2. Cut carrots and celery into bite size pieces.
  3. Add the carrots and celery to the pot and continue to sauté until they just begin to soften.
  4. Rinse the quinoa with cool running water in a wire mesh sieve. Drain and rinse the kidney beans. Add the quinoa, kidney beans, diced tomatoes (with juices), basil, oregano, and smoked paprika to the pot.
  5. Add the vegetable broth and water to the pot, place a lid on top, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Allow the pot to come to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. After simmering for 25 minutes the quinoa should be tender. If not, let simmer a few minutes longer. Stir in ¼ lb. of spinach until heated through. Taste the soup and add salt or adjust the seasonings if necessary. Serve hot.

And as a delicious side, try this healthy garlic toast recipe:

Garlic toast with Tropic Oil
1/2 cup Tropic Oil (melted)
2 cloves of fresh garlic (chopped finely)
¼ cup of Nutritional Yeast (or organic parmesan)
½ tablespoon of sea salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon dried oregano or basil

12 slices of organic whole/sprouted grain French-style bread or rolls

Paprika (optional – for garnish)
Combine first 5 ingredients.  Coat bread with mixture and then arrange on a baking sheet. (Sprinkle paprika on top of bread at this time, if desired.)
Broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 – 3 minutes or until toasted to your liking. 



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