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#1 Old 02-17-2007, 06:00 AM
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I want to use my crockpot to make a nice hot stew. It's my staple February meal. Except that this is my first cold-weather Feb as a vegetarian, and I'm not sure how to make it! In the past, I just put beef, root vegetables, water and a few spices. I thickened it with flour before eating.



So can anyone suggest a vegan alternative? I imagine that cooking the veggies in water would just end up being kind of bland and tasteless. Any suggestions?



I have turnips, potatoes, yams, onions and carrots to work with.



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#2 Old 02-17-2007, 07:51 AM
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http://www.fatfreevegan.com/search/s...log&Terms=stew

http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=427.0

http://www1.fatfree.com/recipes/stews/

http://www.ivu.org/recipes/indian-root/

http://www.google.com/custom?domains...D%3A1%3B&hl=en
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Just cook a stew the way you used to do, minus the beef, but cook it in vegetable stock instead of water and add a few herbs and thicken with flour. I would toss in a handful of TVP chunks to simulate the stew beef.
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Just cook a stew the way you used to do, minus the beef, but cook it in vegetable stock instead of water and add a few herbs and thicken with flour. I would toss in a handful of TVP chunks to simulate the stew beef.



i just got a slowcooker for christmas and this looks like an amazing excuse to try it out
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#5 Old 02-17-2007, 09:16 AM
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A zillion veg*n slowcooker/crockpot recipes here: http://www.fatfreevegan.com/crockpot/crockpot.shtml
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Personally, I'd add some lentils, mung beans or chickpea flour to thicken the stew, along with some finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger for flavour.
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#7 Old 02-17-2007, 11:33 AM
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Toast the chickpea flour in a dry skillet for a few seconds or it can add a very "raw" taste to the stew.



Plain cornstarch will thicken it too and you only need a very little bit and you needn't go to the health food store to find it. (Just mix the cornstarch with a little cold water before adding to the hot liquid.)
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