Brrr, the chill is in the air, and what better way to banish the cold than with the comforting warmth of a crackling wood fire and a hearty vegetable stew?

While my recent posts on social media have revolved around RW fuel, today, let's shift gears and delve into a different kind of fuel – the kind that nourishes you. What makes this even more delightful is the simplicity of the recipe.

You can find my video of this below


Olive Oil

2 white onions

2 cloves of garlic

2 large potatoes

3 large carrots

500g of chestnut mushrooms

1 tin of butterbeans

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

250ml vegetable stock

Salt & Pepper to taste

Pinch of Thyme

Chopped Parsley



1. Prepare the Ingredients:

   - Dice the onions.

   - Dice the garlic cloves.

   - Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks

   - Peel and chop the carrots into chunks

   - Drain and rinse the butterbeans

   - Slice the mushrooms


2. Sauté Aromatics:

   - In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

   - Add the diced onions and sauté until translucent.

   - Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.


3. Add the Vegetables:

   - Add the potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots to the pot.

   - Stir and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.


4. Incorporate Tomatoes and Butterbeans:

   - Pour in the tin of chopped tomatoes, including the juice.

   - Add the drained and rinsed butterbeans.

   - Stir the ingredients to combine.


5. Pour Vegetable Stock:

   - Pour in the vegetable stock.

   - Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of thyme and parsley.

   - Stir well to ensure even distribution of flavours.


6. Simmer:

   - Bring the stew to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low.

   - Cover the pot and let the stew simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.


7. Adjust Seasoning:

   - Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt and pepper according to your preference.


8. Finish and Serve:

   - Once the vegetables are tender, remove the pot from heat.


9. Serve Warm:

   - Ladle the vegetable stew into bowls and serve it warm.



Enjoy your delicious and hearty vegetable stew!

Feel free to make this stew your own by experimenting with additional herbs or seasonal vegetables.

I hope this recipe brings you as much joy as it has brought me. Stay warm, stay nourished, and until next time, happy cooking!

January 15, 2024 — Alex Hayes
Tags: Food RW Fuel

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