Happy Accidents Stew
64 oz jug of Odwalla carrot juice
64 oz water2 C Bob's Red Mill Vegi Mix
1 C black rice32 oz jar crushed tomatoes no salt added (Eden brand is good)
Bag of sun-dried tomatoesHead of chopped cauliflower
2 heaping T sweet curry powder
Water sauté the onions for a few minutes, then dump all the other ingredients into a large pot.
Turn to boiling, lower to a simmer and let cook for one hour.
Before serving, stir a bag of frozen chopped spinach into the pot.
Oh, my! This practically filled my big 8 quart pressure cooker pot! At least after an hour of simmering the level went down a bit, thickening the stew nicely. We'll have plenty for tonight's dinner (with seconds?) and lunch for the weekend. I just have to find freezer or fridge room.
I used 2, 32-ounce bottles of Lakewood carrot juice because that seems to be the only carrot juice in this entire city.
I did water sauté the onions.
Having no idea what size "bag" of tomatoes Michelle was referring to, so I just used 2 cups from the quart-sized container that I keep in the fridge and cut each tomato half in half or quarters, depending on its size.
Instead of black rice I used a cup of Lundberg Countrywild rice blend, which does include black rice.
A box of Pomi brand chopped tomatoes instead of canned crushed.
A bag of frozen cauliflower and about 2 cups of frozen spinach instead of fresh.
Yeah, my husband will appreciate this more that some baked potatoes, gravy and veggies for dinner, especially now that he's coming home in sleet and freezing rain.
And I better keep an apron handy to wear while eating it. I'm such a slob and carrot juice is a horror to wash out of clothes, especially "natural cotton" t-shirt material.