Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

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“Lots of wonderful veggies including artichoke hearts and fennel accompany the hearty potato and chickpeas in this slow cooker stew. For a thicker stew, puree up to two cups of the solids at the end of the cooking process. Recipe is from my Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker cookbook.”

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  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and carrot, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the cooked vegetable mixture to a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Add the fennel, potatoes, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, chickpeas, wine, stock, dried thyme and oregano, if using and bay leaf; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  3. NOTE: if using fresh herbs, add them a few minutes before the end of the cooking time. Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.

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