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Overnight Vegan Stew

Sometimes we're just busy. Sometimes we're cold and hungry. Sometimes we want our house to smell amazing! Overnight vegan stew gives us everything!

Pull out the slow cooker! Slow cookers are wonderful tools for busy lifestyles. I know you have one somewhere. If you can’t find yours, ask your friends. It’s probably in a box in someone’s garage.

Into the slow cooker, wash and toss in all of these, organic where possible, ingredients.

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Overnight Vegan Stew


  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 3–6 garlic cloves
  • Red onion (cut into squares)
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Vegan veggie bouillon or Not Chicken broth bouillon, 1–2 Tbsp.
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced large (or a celery root cut up)
  • 4 carrots, sliced large
  • ½ bag frozen peasslow cooker stew 3_pic1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon culinary sage
  • 1 cup uncooked white beans
  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • Paprika or smoked paprika to taste
  • Good mineral salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1–2 bay leaves
  • Filtered water to cover all of this by 1–2” above the veggies (don’t overflow your cooker!)

You can let this cook overnight on low and it will smell up the house wonderfully in the morning.


  • Add some spinach before serving. Let the heat break it down a bit, and stir it in.
  • Almost any bean can be used with this, including lentils or garbanzos.
  • Add a pinch of organic cinnamon or nutmeg if you’d like too.
  • Add some vegan fake meat strips, like faux steak strips.

You can serve this in front of the fireplace in a bread bowl or giant wintery looking ceramic bowl, even if it’s not winter! Enjoy!

Try this with some whole wheat pita bread!

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