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Spicy Chickpea Stew

What you need: 

1 cup cooked chickpeas
19 oz can diced tomatoes with chili peppers
1 clove garlic, minced
half an onion, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
half a zuchinni, diced
1 medium carrot, sliced
one cup chopped kale (optional)
14 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon each, bay leaves, cumin, cayenne (or less)

What you do: 

In a medium suace pan over mediumhigh heat, saute onion and garlic in the oil. Cook unitl onions are translucent, add carrots cook for 3 min. Add zuchini and mushrooms. You may need to add about 14-12 cup of veg stock or water if the veggies start to stick. Keep stirring for a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes and chickpeas, vinegar and herbsspices(I also added about 14 cup raisins at this point). Turn to low-medium heat and add kale. Stir for a couple more minutes, then turn to low heat and allow to simmer for awhile. I let it simmer for about 1 hour so it will thicken, but you probably could let it simmer for a shorter period of time.
Serving suggestions: Place three tortilla shells in the oven in a bowl for about 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve the stew in the bowl and when you finish the stew eat the tortilla bowl!

Preparation Time: 
1hr 15 min
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This stew is quite tasty and I have a feeling that I will frequent this recipe. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, no kale and added plain water when the stew became too dry. Despite the alterations, I thought it turned out great!  ;)b


This was very good.  I made one mistake; I added too much cayenne.  One other thing, all ingredients should be in the list.  The veggie stock isn't.  I had missed it in my initial reading of the recipe.  Luckily I always keep some on hand.  I don't think it would have been as good using plain water.  I served it with some sour dough bread rolls we were needing to eat up.  Next time, I may try the tortilla bowls. 


I plan on making this tonight because I think I have just enough kale left over from last night to make 1 cup.  I do hope that it's 1/4 cup cider vinegar and not 14 cups!  ;)  I'm going to use the 1/4. 

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