Vegan lentil stew

When you are given a huge branch of fresh bay leaves by your neighbours, you go and make an awesome vegan stew with it.🍜 .

It is again one of those whatever-was-in-our-fridge recipe but turned out to be a massive hit last night.

I’ve reduced my animal product intake since 2017 November massively. No meat and cheese only occasionally cooked in with meals. I am not a perfect vegan but it works for me and people around me at the moment. I don’t stress about it and I also don’t feel I am letting anyone down. I still call myself an environmental activist who is trying to do the best she can.

Loved this quote fromΒ @zerowastechef last week going around here “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” I think it is so spot on and so true to veganism as well. Occasional vegan dishes are better than non. I hope you like this one, so here it comes. .

Ingredients.

2 onions

3 garlic cloves

1 carrot diced

1/4 butternut squash diced

1 courgette diced

4-5 mushroom diced

1 vegetable stock 
1 ts of ground cumin

1 ts paprika

1 can of chopped tomatoes

1 can of green lentils

1 pack of vegan sausages (opt)

salt / water / coconut oil / bay leaves.

Method.

Heat pan / add small amount of coconut oil / add onion for 5 mins / add garlic for 2 mins / add carrot for 3 mins / butternut squash for 3 mins / add courgette and mushroom for 5 mins / add diced vegan sausages / add vegetable stock with a dash of water followed by lentils and chopped tomatoes. Cover to simmer for 10-15 mins. Serve with crusty (or any or no) bread.Β 
Done in about 45 mins and serves 4. (2 adults and 2 kids here plus we got leftovers).

Enjoy x

P.S Have you been trying to reduce your animal products intake? How is it going? Anything you are struggling with?

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