Hello lovely people!! Today I would like to present my first guest blog post ever, and it is by a talented lady whose blog I have been enjoying for some time now. Her name is Kasia and she is a savvy digital media marketer, writer and a health enthusiast. She is the owner, content creator and blogger at The Savvy Dreamer healthy lifestyle blog. On the blog she shares her unique recipes, travel stories as well as beauty and fashion tips. Be sure to visit her blog The Savvy Dreamer to read more excellent healthy lifestyle content at:
I have included Kasia’s social media links as well at the end of the post.
Kasia does share some very delicious recipes and that is why I asked her to share with you all a fabulous Eggplant Stew recipe which is also VEGAN. Below is Kasia’s wonderful recipe.
Guest Post by Kasia
How To Make Delicious and Healthy Vegan Eggplant Stew
Last summer in an effort to reduce my intake of meat I was looking for some interesting recipe ideas. I also really wanted to add more vegetables to my diet. I remembered a wonderful dish I tried on a recent trip to Jamaica. It was a spicy eggplant stew. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it and have been craving it ever since. I quickly started looking up recipes online to try to re-create this tasty dish. After looking at a few different recipes I realized that I wanted to put my own spin on it. So I created my own version of an eggplant, onion and tomato stew.
What I love about this version is that it’s super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. It’s also not that time consuming. You only need to chop a few things, add a bunch of spices and cook it all in one pot. The total time commitment including prep time, chopping veggies and cooking shouldn’t take you longer than an hour.
Did you know that there are certain benefits to eating eggplant, tomatoes and onions? Eggplants contain lots of vitamins and minerals your body needs. They’re rich in vitamin C, K and B6 as well as thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. In addition they give you dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Just like eggplant tomatoes also contain a healthy dose of vitamin C and K as well as biotin and molybdenum. They also contain beta-carotene (vitamin A), which is amazing for your skin, mucus membranes, strengthens the immune system, and is good for your eye health and vision.
On the other hand onions contain phytochemicals as well as vitamin C. These nutrients help to improve overall body immunity. Onions also contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. So now you don’t have to be afraid of onions because they’re really good for you. Throw them in your stews and soups and get a healthy dose of great nutrients.
I’m delighted to share my healthy and homemade recipe with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as my boyfriend and I do.
Eggplant, Onion & Tomato Stew
2 eggplants (medium, unpeeled and diced)
2 tomatoes (small, diced)
1 onion (small, diced)
680 ml of strained tomatoes
1 cup veggie stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground cumin powder
2 pinches cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
A bunch of basil for decoration (optional)
Dice the eggplant, tomatoes and onions in small cubes. Set aside.
In a large saucepan add the strained tomatoes, cumin, pink Himalayan salt, cayenne pepper and stock and stir well. Add the veggies and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 20 – 25 minutes or until the eggplants are tender.
Add additional liquid if you want a thinner consistency. Serve plain alongside your favorite side dish such as rice, quinoa or pasta.
This recipe will make 6 small servings or 4 larger servings.
End of Guest Post
Thank you Kasia for sharing your tasty and simple vegan recipe with me and my awesome readers. What do you think about this recipe? Is it one you would like to give a try? Please let me know what you think in the comments below. I just love to hear your thoughts😊
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