Winter Roots and Kale Stew


This hearty Winter Roots and Kale Stew is just the thing for a cold blustery day!

 This stew was inspired by the delicious looking piles of root vegetables and lush greens at our local natural food store and a very cold and wet windy day!

Winter Roots and Kale Stew

3 stalks celery
1/2 a yellow onion
4 medium carrots, peeled
2 medium parsnips, peeled
1/2 a large celery root, peeled
a large handful of kale leaves, ribs removed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
splash of tamari soy sauce
sea salt to taste
olive oil
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
4 cups veggie broth plus 1-2 cups of water depending on desired thickness

Chop the celery, onion, carrots, parsnips and celery root into medium to large bite sized chunks.  Slice the kale into about half-inch pieces.

Coat the bottom of a large soup pot lightly with the olive oil, when warm add the celery and onions and saute over medium heat till onions begin to brown slightly.

Add the root vegetables and stir around for a moment, then add minced garlic, broth and water.  Let cook covered on medium low till roots begin to soften.

Add lemon juice, tamari, kale and parsley and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Taste for salt and add as desired.

Dish up into soup bowls and enjoy!


7 responses to “Winter Roots and Kale Stew

  1. That was really good stew! My mouth is watering thinking about i!

  2. Mmm…I was just thinking about what to have for dinner. Now I have to get out into the garden before the chickens finish eating all the kale!

    • Too funny, Lyanda, tonight we are having a variation of that white bean and veggie soup you recently posted a picture of on pinterest! Yep… all I need is a picture to inspire a recipe! Hope you enjoy the stew!

  3. Mmm … that looks so good! And with all of those luscious veggies, it’s probably really good for the cold/flu season … very healthy! Thanks for sharing … I’m definitely giving it a try! 🙂

    • Thanks smallftprints. You actually came to mind when I was making it, remembering how you asked me ages ago if I’d want to do a guest food post and thought this was just the sort of thing for it… but then I went and forgot and put it on by blog anyway! Hehehe!

      • Really? You thought of me? Oh how nice of you! The offer to do a guest chef post is ALWAYS open to you … whenever you’d like. And … I’m not opposed to doing a dual post, posting it at both your place and mine … it would be like a recipe in stereo. 🙂

      • I love that – a recipe in stereo! I’ll keep that in mind and see what I come up with!

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