late diy: Vegan Irish Stew!

This weekend has been crazy just with getting ready for our vacation! Here is the promised recipe for Vegan Irish Stew. The original recipe is from Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robert Robertson but we hacked it up and added our own stuff, but do check out that book it is fabulous.

You will need: 
A slow cooker or crock pot

It will take:
4 to 5 hours on the high setting
6 to 8 hours on the low setting

It will serve:
4 people

1 medium yellow onion
1 1/2 cups baby carrots cut in half both ways
6 potatoes, cut in half or quartered
2 garlic cloves minced
15 oz. can or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups veggie stock
1/3 cup white wine
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons tamari
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 package Tofurky Kielbasa
a bit of olive oil
2 table spoons of corn starch

Let's make it!
1) Heat some olive oil in a pan, chop up the onion and add it to the heated pan, cook until softened (5 minutesish).
2) Throw the onions into your slow cooker. Add the carrots, potatoes, garlic, beans, stock, bay leaf, wine, tamari, salt and peper and give it a good mix.
3) About half an hour before you are all done throw the spinach in there.Then mix the corn starch in slowly, one table spoon at a time making sure it is well mixed before you add more.
4) While the spinach is cooking put some olive oil in a pan, cut up the Kielbasa and then fry it up intil it is just starting to brown.
5) Once you are ready to eat add as much Kielbasa as you would like and enjoy!

Crock pots make the world a better place! Enjoy this as much as we do. I'm pretty sure Mikey could eat it ever day and not get sick of it.

Casey Kirkland


  1. Hey Casey! In going through boxes of things I didn't even know I still had, I found something Elvis-y!...instead of putting it in the yard sale pile I thought I would offer it to you first since you mention having a love for "all things Elvis". It's little...but thats all I'm telling you! Isn't the element of suprise so much more fun? ;) Let me know if you want to add it to your collection, send me your address (thru club indie if you want) and I'll get it on its way! I hope you have a blast on your trip!

    When there are more than one is it "Elvis" or "Elvi"? ;)

  2. Oh my that is so super nice of you! I am so excited! When I make it plural I say Elviseses generally haha.

  3. Oh Man,
    I just found your blog throught Courtney at You Will. Won't You? and I am so excited that I did. I am going to make that vegan stew ASAP. I wouln't have thought to put the Kielbasa in it :)
    Drop by and check me out some time at

  4. Awe thank you lady! It's yummy you must try it!

  5. (i really need a crock pot...)

  6. my kind of stew!! I can't wait to try this!! I found your blog through indie biz, so far, i love it!!:D