Thursday, August 30, 2007

Moroccan Stew

First an update on Simon. He's doing better and eating more on his own now (as opposed to us having to feed him with a syringe). Mostly he's been sleeping, which is probably what he needs right now. Thanks to everyone who has sent their thoughts his way.

Every so often I still dig out the first vegetarian cookbook we ever bought - The Meatless Gourmet - Favorite Recipes from Around the World by Bobbie Hinman (which has since been re-published with a new title - The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy International Recipes). This was a recipe we hadn't tried before but for some reason I wanted couscous and this stew was the perfect accompaniment.

2 tsp. olive oil
1 diced onion
1 diced bell pepper
2 sliced carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. each allspice, ground ginger, turmeric and salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. water
1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/4" dice
3 large diced tomatoes
1/2 c. raisins
2 c. cooked chickpeas

Cook onion in oil for a few minutes, add carrots and bell pepper and cook a few minutes more, then add garlic and spices and cook another minute or two. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


bazu said...

I'm glad Simon seems to be on the mend! Phew!

Oh and I'm always up for anything Moroccan. Yum.

Esther said...

If you liked this, you might want to try the "Moosewood Cooks at Home" version, it's one of my favorite recipes and is a different interpretation (it is tomato-based and uses celery and quinoa) but seems similar in intent.

VeggieGirl said...

I am relieved to hear of Simon's improvements - I am praying that he will continue to get better!!

mmm, Moroccan stew is such a comforting dish!

Kate said...

Very very yummy!

Veggie said...

Mmm...Moroccan Stew.

Do you have any recipes that use preserved lemons? I just bought a jar at a local gourmet shop and I need some recipe ideas.