Root Vegetable Stew

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“This is a very simple but amazingly flavourful root vegetable stew. It was created one evening when I was trying to come up with something lighter after a weekend of feasting. While not exactly vegan, it can be by simply changing the chicken broth for vegetable broth. Please, experiment with it, add what you want (seasoning, other vegetables, legumes), then come back and let me know what you did and how it turned out.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare onion, garlic and rosemary. Chop potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes and turnip into bite sized pieces (1/2" to 3/4"), or whatever size you prefer.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute, stirring frequently to ensure no scorching. When onion starts to go translucent, add rosemary and continue to stir, 2 to 3 minutes. Rosemary should be fragrant.
  3. Add potato, carrot, sweet potato and turnip, and toss to coat with onion/olive oil mixture, continuing to stir for a few minutes to heat vegetables but be careful they don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Vegetables should be very tender and broth should be reduced by at least half.
  5. Scoop into shallow bowls and garnish with parsley. Serve with a nice Italian or multi-grain bread, and a white wine of your choice.

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