Vegetable Stew

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What do you cook when it is cold and snowing? I think the answer is obvious: Stew! When I got up this morning and saw my yard covered in snow and the temperature just below 30, I knew it was time to get busy with chopping some veggies. Too bad I am out of celery, but I winged it. My husband, who is my worst critic, still loved it – pat on the back for me!
If you have an hour and some to spare, get out your chopping block and start cooking.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 2 medium-sized onions, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced crosswise
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 fresh ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 cubes of Vegetable buillon
  • 1/8 cup Hunt’s Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup elbow macaroni

Chopped carrots and onions sauteing in a pot
Yep, I ran out of celery :(.

Close-up of vegetable stew including carrots, tomatoes and onions


  • In a large, deep pot throw in the diced onions, minced garlic, chopped carrots, chopped celery and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and EVOO- mix with wooden spoon and allow to cook over medium-low heat for about 8 minutes, stirring a couple of times so that it doesn’t burn.
  • Add in the tomatoes, kidney beans, garlic powder, garlic salt, paprika, parsley, and basil; stir and cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat, or until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • Pour in the water and turn up the heat to medium-high and wait for it to boil.
  • Add the bouillon cubes, mix well, and turn down the heat to a medium-low.
  • Let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Pour in the ketchup, stir well, and add in the elbow macaroni.
  • Allow it to cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat before removing it from the stove.
  • Serve it warm with a side of bread.

Tomato-based vegetable stew in a white bowl

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Katerina of Diethood
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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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