Sep 1, 2010

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African Night

I made a great African stew today, complete with sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, cardamom, clove and peanuts. I served it over millet and quinoa that I cooked together and with an arugula salad that I lightly dressed with fresh lemon juice and homemade pickled onions. The pickled onions are raw since I did not blanch them or cook the brine.

The sweet stew over the nutty grains with the crisp, bitter greens and the vinegary onions were an awesome combination. The flavors complement each other very well.

Cost Breakdown:
sweet potato: $1
cauliflower: $1
lentil: $.75
onion, garlic, carrot: $2
peanut butter: $.50
arugula: $1
quinoa, millet: $1
Total to feed 6 people:


  1. Sounds great! So do you just add all ingredients in a crock pot or dutch oven? Where does the peanut butter come into play?

  2. This sounds delicious. I love the combination of pickled onions with the sweet and savory stew. This is going into the "must try to recreate" file.

  3. Hi Ladies,

    I will be posting this recipe on the weekend. With school starting I am making it a priority to post all recipes on weekends.

    Yes, Gwen, this sounds like a great slow cooker recipe, too, so I will be giving the option for that as well.

  4. Great, yours looks so good I hate to mess it up, look forward to the recipe! I bought the ingredients and want to give it a try this weekend!
    btw, we are on day 5 of being totally vegitarian,mostly vegan ;-) Easier than I thought!

  5. Congrats, Gwen!!!! Way to go and please just ask if you need anything...

    veganaide at yahoo dot com

    I am doing much less oil right now, so if you want to dress the arugula with some go for it, if you are making that as well.

    Again, way to go!!

  6. Thank you! Thx 4 posting recipe!! I am looking forward to making this on Monday!

  7. This recipe looks delicious. I am going to try making it soon. Cheers.


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