Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Vegan Summer Stew ala Zipdrive

1 large onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 ounces turnip, cubed
6 ounces baby carrots, sliced
6 ounces new potatoes, diced
6 ounces cauliflower florets
8 ounces zucchini, sliced
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
16 ounces canned tomatoes, crushed with juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
fresh herbs to taste
salt and pepper
vegetable cooking spray (or up to 3-Tbs oil)
2 lbs. sirloin, cut into 2" chunks

In large pan, soften onion and garlic in oil, covered, over low heat.
Brown meat chunks.
Then add the vegetables and brown 5-6 minutes, stirring and turning.
Gradually add stock, stirring and bring to a boil, then stir in the cornstarch and water mixture.
Add the tomatoes with their juice and stir well. Add the herbs, plus any spices you like.
Season with the salt and pepper.
Turn the heat down and cover the pan tightly.
Simmer gently about 20 to 25 minutes.
Stir occasionally and add a little water if needed.


bigsis said...

where's the beef?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I hid the meat at the end of the ingredients list, silly.

Marlene said...

Now that is my idea of a great vegan meal. You go girl!

dguzman said...

Come on, man--you can't put meat in it and call it vegan! Silly Zip. It does sound dee-lish, without the meat.

karenzipdrive said...

I can too.

bigsis said...

sorry Zippy, I stopped reading when I got to the part about corn starch.

You should give us carnivores your famous bacon-butter recipe mmmmm

karenzipdrive said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Okay, I will.

At my last job there was this one skinny bitch, Trish, who constantly obsessed over every calorie she ingested.
One day I was up at the receptionist's desk and Trish walked up.
So we started talking about recipes and I told her I loved to make fresh bacon butter.
Her eyebrow shot up and she said, haughtily, "WHAT is bacon butter?"
I said, "Oh it's easy. You melt a pound a butter, then you fry up a pound of bacon in it. Reserve the bacon for snacks throughout the day, and save the bacon butter for other things...I love it on pancakes!"
I then asked her if she wanted me to bring her some to try.
She nearly gagged.
The receptionist and I laughed and laughed.

Distributorcap said...

i love it
bacon butter

kzip said...

So not Kosher, eh?