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Eggplant & Zucchini Stew

January 5, 2018

This vegan stew makes a wonderful dinner on a cold winter night. Stews are easy to make and made with lots of vegetables making them nutritious. When cutting up the vegetables cut them up in large 2-3 inch cubes.

1 large eggplant

4-6 cups cold water

2 TBSP salt

1 large or 2 medium zucchini

1 onion

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

2 cans dark kidney beans

2 cups water

1 vegetable boullion cube

1/2 tsp tabasco sauce

2 TBSP dried basil

1 TBSP dried oregano

1 TBSP died parsley

1/2 TBSP black pepper

1 tsp salt

Avocado (optional)

In a medium sized bowl put the water and salt, mix until the salt dissolves. Cut up the eggplant in large cubes, 2-3 inches, and place in the cold salt water. This is an important step. Eggplant can have a bitter taste, the cold salt water will take out the bitterness.

While the eggplant is soaking in the cold salt water, cut up the zucchini and onion into large 2-3 inch cubes. Place this and the rest of the ingredients into a large cooking pot. Add the eggplant (no need to rinse or dry).

Allow the stew to come to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to simmer/low. Simmer on low for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked thru.

I love serving this with avocado — very yummy — ENJOY!

NOTE: This recipe also works well in a slow cooker, place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on the low setting for about 1 1/2 hrs, or until the vegetables are thoughly cooked.

  1. liliapatricias says:

    I understand that can food has a lot of acid, so how can it be alkaline?

    Thank you,

    1. Cindy Bartz says:

      Hi there — thank you for your question. Some foods (and beverages) are more acidic than others. For example, coffee and soda are acidic – if you took a PH testing strip and dipped it in the beverage it would test around 2.0. Whereas if you took drinking water from a tap and tested it the water would probably be around 6.5. You can actually purchase alkaline water and this water has a PH level of usually around 8.5. The higher the number the more alkaline, the lower the number the more acidic.

      As a general rule, plant-based foods are usually more on the alkaline side, whereas animal-based foods are acidic. I hope that answers you question.

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