This is one of those recipes where you just basically dump everything into a pot. Can I handle that? You bet! As a single person without a family to feed (and my distaste for spending hours cooking) I splurge on the pre-cut produce sometimes. In this case it was the yams and onions. I did have to cut the pepper and zucchini but with my brand new knife set from Christmas, I figured I could handle that much. I also buy the pre-minced garlic in a jar. Yay for time saving!
When I see the time listed on a recipe, I double it in my mind because I assume that applies to people with ample kitchen skills and space. This one actually only took about the 35 minutes it said! That alone is going to put this recipe in my “keep” file.
I was a bit weary on adding raisins. It seemed like an odd ingredient to add to stew. However, during the taste test, it may have ended up my favorite part! I love the mix of savory and sweet. Oh, I left out the cilantro. I’m one of those people that think it tastes like soap. Well actually I don’t think it tastes like soap…it just doesn’t taste good.
This made enough for me to eat for two weeks. Eh, perhaps a bit of an exaggeration – but it made a lot for one person. I’m terrible at freezing things. The freezer to food is like the dryer to socks. Once things go in they never come out. I am going to share some and see what the feedback is. I’ll leave out the part about this being a vegan dish 😉
And props to me for remembering to take pictures this time! W00t!