7 Spice Garbonzo Bean Stew

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by Bridget Eileen - Writer in Providence, Rhode Island 

The following post was originally posted on one of Bridget Eileen’s old blogs: In the Pines, Neophyte Poetics, Bridget Eileen’s Commonplace Book, Dreaming Bridge Designs or A Vegetarian Notebook. They aren’t all fancy with photos and subheadings and search descriptions, or even that much content, sometimes. They’re here for posterity, because it’s fun to read the archives!

In double pot with the steaming thingy on the top and water on the bottom:

Steam until slightly tender:

can of drained garb. beans
1 carrot
2 celery stalks
1 half sliced onion
1 half roughly chopped pepper
1/4 cup dry rice

Take water from steaming, add 1/2 cup to small saucepan with half veg boullion cube
Add vegs and beans, stir, cover but no need to heat. Set aside.

In the emptied steaming pot thingy:
Heat up tbs of evoo
Sautee finely chopped celery, onion, pepper and tsp of garlic until clear, sweated nice a mixed in flavors.
Add a can of diced tomatoes.

Now add the following spices. These amounts are approximations. Add more or less, if you wish:

1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp curry
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon (yes, cinnamon)

Then add the veg/beans. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 25 min.

Stir occasionally. Scoop, serve and enjoy.

It's mad mad mad good.