Vegetarian Irish Stew
From Bryanna Grogan. As she states it is her own invention of a gypsy stew [good brown stew]
- 2 medium onions
- 1/4 cup unbleached flour
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 1 cup carrot or parsnip, sliced
- 1 cup turnip or rutabaga
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1/2 cup split red lentils
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons marmite
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 cup textured vegetable protein, chunks
In a large, lightly oiled pot steam fry the onion until it begins to soften [that means cook it in a bit of water] Add flour and stir around completely.
Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, bring to boil. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes or until vegetables are done.
Taste and season.
Note: The turnips should be large dice. The carrots round sliced. You may use other yeast extract than marmite.
Also look in speciality or finer food stores for the Marmite. It is a British product. I find mine in Wegmans in PA/NY.