Craving: White Bean Kale Stew! {Recipe}

Winter is one of my favorite times for food. Because of soups and hot beverages. (I'm a sucker for summer salads and smoothies, too.)

Regardless, this recipe for a white bean kale stew basically defines winter and actually fills you up because its filled with hearty and healthy ingredients.

The four basic ingredients: white beans, kale, quinoa, and carrots. The rest is just vegetable broth and spices.

Everyone loves it when I cook dinner, but my brother is always asking, "Is it vegan?," because he assumes that means it won't be "good." However, he loved it and was actually full after eating it which I consider a major compliment because he's a 14 year old boy who loves to eat. Yay me!

Below you will find the ingredients to this white bean kale stew. Easy to make, and it only cost me 10 dollars to buy the ingredients, and I still had some ingredients leftover. This is one of my favorite stews to make now. Homemade stews & soups are always better than canned soups and this one is AMAZING.


Although I am giving you precise measurements, the stew tastes good regardless of how much of each ingredient you put in. I kept adding more carrots just when I thought I would be done. And as I was comparing my recipe to other recipes on the internet, I put way less kale and more quinoa. It really depends on what looks and taste right for you! (I also added hot sauce to it, but that's because I like everything spicy.)

What you'll need:
3 tbsp of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 10z box of kale or / one bunch of kale (chopped up)
1 32oz box of vegetable broth
3 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of chopped up carrots
3/4 cup of quinoa
2 cans of white beans
a few shakes of crushed red pepper
1 tbsp of chili powder
salt and pepper for seasoning
optional: parmesan cheese (If i were you I would add some. adds a tuscan feel to it!)

1. Add olive oil, garlic and chopped up kale to large pot. Sautee for 5 minutes. 
2. Add chopped up carrots, vegetable broth and water on medium heat.
3. After carrots are somewhat softened, add the rest of the ingredients BESIDES the quinoa. Keep it on medium heat for 5 minutes.
4. Lastly, add quinoa and keep on low/medium heat for 15 minutes. Serve!