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This a great stew and you can get plenty creative on your own by adding different grains as well as organic vegetables and seasonings...This is my version.
2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes (you can also use fresh organic yams)
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
10 leaves fresh organic kale
2 organic lemons juice
2 cups of dry organic adzuki, mung and garbanzo beans
1 cup of whole barley
14 cups water (3.5 quarts)
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp curry
2 tsp of cumin
5 stalks of organic celery
5 organic carrots
4 organic zucchinis
4 organic red beets
1 whole purple organic onion
4 or 5 fresh organic heirloom tomatoes
grated organic parsley
Soak the beans and the whole barley the night before for at least twenty four hours. Rinse the beans well after the twenty-four hours sand place them in the pot with the 14 cups of water and all of the seasonings. Bring to a boil and simmer for forty-five minutes.
30 minutes into the simmering add the Yukon potatoes and allow to simmer until the beans, whole barley and the potatoes are palatable.
Cube the vegetables and separate the stem of the kale from the leaves, discarding the stem of course.
Turn the heat completely off and stir in all of the vegetables into the grains, beans and potatoes thoroughly. Allow the vegetables to steam in the wonderful broth and grains, beans and potatoes for about ten minutes or so.
Serve in a beautiful bowl, sprinkle the parsley on top and place a half or a whole avocado on top too. This is one of my favorite meals.......
Now, if you are in a hurry and did not soak the beans and whole grains, do not fret......Substitute quinoa or buckwheat for the whole barley and use lentils instead of the beans. Mix the quinoa or the buckwheat or both with french, red, yellow lentils, add the water and the potatoes and simmer for fifteen minutes along with the same seasonings. When the grains and lentils and potatoes is finished, add the vegetables and stir in allowing to steam for ten minutes or so..
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It looks fantastic.