Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Easy Vegan Chickpea and Bean Stew


This Low Carb and vegan stew is eaten  most year round during spring, autumn and winter. A quick and easy satisfying and hearty meal, I find it is something to turn to when you want a comforting, healthy and no-fuss meal.  That for me is usually on a weeknight, when I have had a long…

Lamb Shank and Bean Stew


Undeniably, a hearty favourite in the stew category for those cold winters where a wholesome, nutritionally dense, balanced and  comforting meal is called for. This is pressure cooker ready in an astounding 45 minutes.  The last time I made this, family members came home tired,  cold and a little sick. I knew this stew would…

Vegetable Casserole Stew Recipe with Potatoes, Beans and Eggplant (καπαμας με πατατες και μελιτζανες


Hearty, warming vegetable stew, perfect for those cooler nights. Warm and intoxicating tomato stew with potatoes,  zucchini and melt-in-your-mouth bites of eggplant.  Usually served with a nice loaf of bread, ripped through and dunked generously into the delectable sauce. This stew traditionally consists of aubergines, zucchini, yellow potatoes, ochra and beans. The vegetables in Southern…