Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three sisters LCD stew



I call this three sisters because it is off of the concept of the three main AG crops grown by some Native Americans, corn (maize), beans, and squash. I also call this three sisters, because I have three girls and they are sisters, korny I know. I call it LCD because that stands for Low Calorie Density, which seems like a bright idea. Thank you who ever came up with "it is a bright idea". Sorry I don't remember where I read it now. This is also my first "warm dish" of the season. Normally I make chili, but this sounded better. The winter squash makes this sweet. It wont last long in my house.

1 winter squash, I used butternut, peeled and cubed
3 large carrots, halved and sliced
1 large red potato (optional, used because it would of gone bad)
3 cups chopped green cabbage
2 zucchini, I used one green and one grey, but any will be fine
1 can or 1.5 cups garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1.5 cups frozen corn, you can use fresh if you have it.
1 can chopped tomatoes
3 bay leaves
1/2 t basil
1/2 T dried sage
1/5 t thyme
Couple of sprinkles Mrs. Dash extra spicy herb blend (optional)
2-3 cups water

Please adjust the seasonings to your liking.

Cook first three ingredients in about 1 cup of water, about 20 minutes. While those are cooking, prep everything else. Add other ingredients and simmer on low covered, about an hour. This can also be done in a crock pot if you wish. Just place all ingredients and cook on low, maybe 6-8 hours. Good for having ready when one gets home from work.

4 comments:

Deb said...

I wanted to point out that today, friday the 10th, the day after posting this, my whole pot of stew is gone. It really was that good.

Lex said...

it looks fantastic, you really are doing a phenomenal job with your blog! we have you linked on ours, ~thehealthyvegans

Deb said...

Awe, thank you Lex. Sorry, I just saw this. I have checked before now for messages, but I guess it doesnt show up in the dashboard. I need to fix that as this is the third message I have missed.

Thank you so much for linking mine. I looked and I have gotten quit a bit of traffic from your site. Thank you:-))

Cat said...

I love this one!!