Comfort food. It’s the only thing still getting me through this Winter. Well, that and episode after episode of House of Cards (so guilty), but considering I’ve only got 2 left for the season, I think it’s best to stick to the edible stuff.
Like this stew. With its chunky vegetables, creamy beans, and slightly spicy tomato broth. It’s the kind of comfort food you can actually take comfort in eating because it’s totally good for you, but also hearty, rich, and not lacking a single thing as far as I’m concerned.
This soup in its original form is vegan. I didn’t set out to make it this way; it just sort of happened and was a wonderful surprise. If you need some extra oomph in your stew, I think some shredded cheese, croutons, or even chopped up chicken would be just delightful.
But really, it is divine in its simplest form. Just the beans, the broth, and the vegetables.
Shine on Winter stew! And stay warm, you guys. xoxo
(Vegan) Chunky Italian Vegetable Stew