Warming Winter Stew

This quick and easy stew takes minimal little prep time but brings loads of goodness. Since it gets the #fastbeetsapproved seal, you know its loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. 


Its perfect for those days you can't make it to the grocery store or those long home-bound snow days.  Because most of the ingredients can be bought ahead of time and stored in your pantry and freezer, you can make this anytime.  So if you're enjoying the great Snowmageddon 2016, grab a pot and get cooking. 

It holds well with a side of brown rice or quinoa and yet so good just on its own.


  • 2 cans of organic, bpa-free chickpeas, drained
  • 3 cans of organic, bpa-free diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of organic, bpa-free tomato paste
  • 4-5 organic carrots with the greens attached (optional if you're snowed in and can't get to a grocery store, but highly recommended)
  • 2 bags of frozen organic mixed mushrooms
  • 1 bag of frozen organic cauliflower (optional)
  • 1-2 cups of butternut squash (optional)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped 


  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon organic turmeric (if you're not using top quality or fresh turmeric, you may not want to use as much as it might be too bitter)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon himalayan salt, adjust to taste


  • Handful of chopped cilantro
  • Chopped Carrot greens
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
  • Juice of one lemon (optional)


  1. Add coconut oil to a pot on medium heat.
  2. Toast all the spices in the coconut oil for roughly 30 seconds.
  3. Sauté the onion in the seasoned oil until almost tender.
  4. Add the chickpeas and sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. While the chickpeas are sautéing, peel and chop the carrots. 
  6. Add the remainder of the ingredients and let boil. 
  7. Bring to simmer and let simmer until all the veggies are soft and fully cooked. 
  8. Keep simmer until reaches your desired stew like consistency. Aim to keep in on the stove for a minumum of 30 minutes but you can leave it on for up to 2 hours while you attend to other business, like snowball fights. 
  9. Taste your creating and adjust the seasonings. It might need more salt, cumin, or tahini. 
  10. Wash and chop a few strands of the carrot greens and cilantro.
  11. Plate your dish and top with any or all of the garnishes.