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.