Vegan Cauliflower + Lentil Stew

Cauliflower + Lentil Stew

Hi friends! I’m sure you know by now that I really love simple recipes… and they may not seem like much, but if you are like me and are strapped for time, then I hope you can appreciate. This stew is super fast. I usually make it while Willow is down for her first morning nap so that I can have it ready for lunch. Most of the time it takes to make this is chopping up the vegetables. Other than that, it simmers on the stove for a while and is ready in no time.

Packed with protein from the lentils and quinoa, it is very filling (especially for this breastfeeding mama). This recipe makes a huge batch, which is convenient for leftovers all week.


Recipe

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Prepared quinoa (optional)

To make:

  • In a large pot, add olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, and cauliflower. Cook on high heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add lentils, broth, and seasoning. Bring everything to a boil and then simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • If you’d like quinoa in your stew, prepare according to package. I prefer mine with quinoa for another dose of protein.
  • Once soup is done, taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
  • Add quinoa to bowl and top with stew. Enjoy!

A lot of people might think this is boring (my husband included) but to each their own. I love meals like this. Still in Florida for the next week, but I’ll be back with lots of pics, I’m sure. xx bianca

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