Thursday, March 27, 2008

Getting a quick fix


This Jamaican Red Bean Stew was the first recipe I tried from Quick-Fix Vegetarian. While it was a crock-pot meal, which means that it did take some time to cook, it certainly was a low-fuss meal. I made it on a Saturday, as I was in and out of the house running errands. It was always pleasant to come back to an apartment that was filled with the spicy-sweet smell of this stew--filled with kidney beans and sweet potatoes and other lovely veggies, and cooked in a base of coconut milk and Jamaican-inspired spices. I served it over whole-wheat couscous (another quick fix), and the entire batch was good for a whole week of lunches. The flavors became even more complex and interesting on day two.

I'll be looking to explore some other quick fixes this weekend!

11 comments:

DJ said...

I love spicy dishes with a coconut base - that sounds yummy!

Monika K said...

I've never cooked Jamaican fare before - what type of spices are considered "Jamaican-inspired?"

springsandwells said...

yum. looks good and so colorful!
nothing beats a big mess of tasty & nutritious leftovers.

VeggieGirl said...

I own that cookbook, but haven't tried any of the recipes (yet) - I think I'll go with that stew you made! yum!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I've never heard of that cookbook before-- it sounds like a good one for me to get, though, because I'm always looking for quick meals.

stonielove said...

yum! i'd never cooked jamaican myself, so i don't really know what are considered jamaican-inspired spices ;)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I just realized I don't have you on my blogroll. May I add you?

Vegan_Noodle said...

I need a quick fix for tonight's dinner! Low fuss meals with lots of flavor are the best.

aTxVegn said...

That stew looks really yummy. I love when a great dish can last all week.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

hey! i didnt know you lived in ATL! There seems to be a few of us, which is awesome! are you going to Ashley's potluck on Sunday April 6th?

Carrie™ said...

That looks SO GOOD!! Isn't it a treat to come home to dinner almost ready. I also find when I use my slow cooker, clean up is a breeze.