Tuesday, May 6

Warming Winter stew recipe

There's just something about cold rainy nights that makes me want to eat warm, nutritious comfort food! Slow cooking food is the best because it makes the house smell all yummy and cozy. This is a favourite stew of ours, a hearty meal to warm your soul.

We used liquid smoke in this, which we bought during our Everything Vegan shopping spree. It really is a fantastic product, if you haven't tried it you should!

Serves: 6-8

4 large potatoes (or 6 smallish ones)
3 large carrots
2 parsnips
2 swedes/turnips
2 large brown onions
1 cup pearl barley
2.5L beef stock (Massel brand is vegan)
1 tsp liquid smoke

1. Peel the potatoes, parsnips, and swedes/turnips and chop into 1cm cubes. Peel the carrots and chop the smaller half into coins, and the thicker half into semi-circular pieces. Dice the onions.

2. Put all ingredients into a large saucepan, cover, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours, stirring twice.

Happy eating! :)


  1. Oh yum! I love barley in stews and actually haven't tried those beef stock cubes. I've been wanting to try liquid smoke for ages too!

    1. I use the tinned powdered stock and I always double the 'dosage' (i.e. the tin says 1 tsp per 2 cups of stock but I use 1 tsp per 1 cup), as I find the recommended blend a little bland, just something to be aware of if you buy the cubes. The whole stock range is vegan though and tastes great :)


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