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Omar’s (quite healthy) Vegan Stew #1

Omar’s Vegan Stew:

main ingredients:

-four types of lentils: (red, green, yellow, brown)
-wild black rice
-brown rice
-tomato sauce
-cubed turnips
-chopped celery
-green bell pepper
-minced garlic
-chopped onion
-carrot slices
-potato slices or cubes
-peas
-LOVE

spices and such:
-olive oil
-sea salt,
-tumeric
-allspice
-sage
-ground cloves
-cinnamon
-spanish saffron
-oregano
-cracked black pepper
-white pepper
-crushed red pepper

Add olive oil, lentils, rice, and minced garlic to a big pot.  Turn on heat and get everything in there covered in olive oil.

Let that go until it’s about to burn, and add water, and tomato sauce.  Add the chopped veggies (this should be done before starting.) Add water, and tomato sauce to taste, this should be covering the mixture by a few inches.  Stirr occasionally, and begin to add the plethora of spices.  Add as much or as little as you want of everything, I don’t cook to a specific recipe, so your mileage and the final taste, will vary.

The ingredients with the least amount are as follows in no specific order: Sage, Allspice, Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Oregano, and Saffron.  Everything else, is in a greater amount, those are “pinches,” “small amounts.” or however you prefer to put it.  Don’t overdo those, you’ll be sorry to have a whole pot of stew taste like Oregano! (for example.)

Heat, stir, and ponder the final flavor!  This took me about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish.

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