First of all, some undocumented eats: while preparing tonight’s dinner (deets below) I had a spoonful of PB and when Jeff got home from the grocery store I had ~7 crackers with ~1 oz of gouda cheese. Phew, got that off my chest!
I try not to feel GUILTY about food, that is unhealthy. But sometimes I just eat out of pure boredom which is NOT good. This PB thing has got to go, I’ve been sneaking licks and tastes too much often. I don’t do it with any other nut butters, just the Smart Balance Rich Roasted PB. WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD? It certainly isn’t the worst food I could be over-doing, but I need to keep it in check.
But back to some documented eats! I searched the blog world for a great stew/soup that would be perfect for today’s gross, windy, dreary, rainy day. Also, I wanted to make something for Jeff and Mona so they didn’t have to worry about it. They always make dinner for me before I even get a chance to offer to make something for them, so I got a head start with the crock pot when I got home from work. Found this vegan recipe on this awesome new blog!
I swapped out the sweet potato for butternut squash since it needed using up and I didn’t have enough whole chick peas, so I used a can of pureed chick peas. This helped to give the stew a thicker texture, at least! And Jeff isn’t too keen on super spicy, so I used regular tomatoes and just added a little extra spice so it was just right.
SO. GOOD. I also heated up some garlic naan on the side for optimal dippage.
This dinner was not only tasty and perfect for the weather, but SO FILLING. I am in a vegan food coma (though the added naan wasn’t vegan). It is almost 9pm and I am seriously in my PJs ready for bed. I am so tired from this week, and the weather and filling stew aren’t helping! I’m going to call it a night, though, and head off to sleep. No work tomorrow
Toodles! Try this recipe!
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