Serve this simple, hearty stew over a large mound of brown rice or any other choice of whole grains.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
1 Place the water in a pot with the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the greens. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes, until all vegetables are tender. Stir in the greens, if desired, and cook until tender, between 2-5 minutes.
Hints: Other vegetables may be added as desired, such as zucchini and/or mushrooms. Add these with the remaining ingredients. If you use vegetables that are in season, and local, this stew is a very economical meal.