White Bean Stew
1 can chickpeas (rinsed)
1 can white beans (rinsed)
1 half red onion (chopped)
3 organic carrots (peeled and chopped)
1 half turnip (grated)
1 3/4 cup brown rice
2 cans vegetable broth (low sodium is best)
1 cup water
1 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond or hemp would be best.) *non-vegans may use regular dairy milk
1 tbs non-dairy butter (Earth Balance or Smart Balance Lite) *non-vegans may use regular butter
1 tbs black pepper
1 tbs thyme
1 tbs sage
1 tbs cumin
4 garlic cloves (minced) *the more garlicky the better!
2 tbs nutritional yeast *optional
1 tbs tumari sauce
2 tbs flour
2 tbs flax meal
Throw everything into the Crock-Pot except milk. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. The last two hours, add the milk.
That's all there is to it! Very rustic and warm. Great served with an artisan bread and a spread of Earth Balance. Love it! A wonderful hearty winter meal!
*This will not have the consistency as a soup-like The Domestic Vegan's. This is more stew like and very rich. If you want to more soup-like, than add about 2 cups more water.