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Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew is the perfect stew to comfort and to ramp up your metabolism this winter. I need something spicy and comforting at the same time. I haven’t properly prepared myself for his weather, boy oh boy. This morning was so so cold and I wish I had some of this harissa butter bean stew to keep me warm. When I got home I had to make a quick batch, because -1 weather has got me quivering in my boots.

Harissa butter bean tomato stew is the perfect stew to comfort and to ramp up your metabolism this winter. I need something spicy and comforting at the same time. I haven’t properly prepared myself for his weather, boy oh boy. This morning was so so cold and I wish I had some of this harissa butter bean stew to keep me warm. When I got home I had to make a quick batch, because -1 weather has got me quivering in my boots.

So yes this winter is going to be very very long. After the festive season, the cold  just starts to get annoying, especially when the sun comes out only around one in the afternoon and you’re stuck in misty rain, day after day. Combine that with a toddler and there is only havoc. In your house, I mean! Havoc I tell you, even he gets claustrophobic after a while and in our petit ville there isn’t much to do to keep this little munchkin occupied.

So apart from this delish harissa butter bean stew, I have run out of ideas to feed our little one his veggies. I have previously said in a few posts that he is a very picky eater and can totally spot a veggie by a mile away. So this harissa butter bean stew or any kind of soup is def a no go. I have made some pasta dishes with the veg blended in the sauce, smoothies, I have made some pies with veggies in and even meatballs with grated carrots. I wish he would’ve eaten this stew, all that veggies will nourish his teeny body.

But here’s to trying and failing every now and again when it comes to cooking for a toddler, it just all depends on their mood for the day. That can totally make or break your day, sometimes cereal is just the better option. So stew might not be on the table for the little ones, but let me tell you I need all the vitamins I can get these days. This stew and my golden carrot parsnip stew ticks all the boxes.

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2-4 people

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Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup canned butter beans
  • 1 cup mini carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp harissa paste (add more if you like)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil or coriander leaves
  • Extra coconut milk

Cauli rice

  • 1 small sized cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • garlic flakes
  • salt and pepper

Quick bake bread

  • 3 1/2  cups flour (you can half and half gluten free and all-purpose flour)
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. For the stew start by frying the onion in olive oil until crispy, add the garlic and saute a bit more and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Let it simmer for about twenty minutes, while the stew is bubbling start by making the dough for the bread.
  4. Sift the flours and then mix together the water, yeast and honey, let it bubble for five minutes and then add this to the flours mixing with a wooden spoon.
  5. The batter will be very thin and wet, pour into pre smeared bread tins.
  6. Let the dough rise for about an hour and then bake for an hour at 180 degrees Celcius.
  7. For the cauli rice blitz up the cauliflower into breadlike crumbs and then fry up in the olive oil, spice and set aside for serving.
  8. Remove the bread to cool before slicing and serve with the stew and cauli rice.

Hope you love this gorgeous spicy stew, keep warm!

M*

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