I really like stew, specially at this time of year, I could live off stews for months and never get bored, but mabye thats just me. Here is a nice hearty, yet simple vegan stew for yu all to enjoy.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 can of diced seitan/mock duck in gravy – if using homemade add extra stock in later when adding liquids
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 big smooth skinned potato, diced
2 carrots, ends chopped the slice into halve moons
2 tbsp plain flour
1/2 a bottle of vegan ale
3/4 cup of stock
the gravy from the can of mock duck
1 tin of green lentils/ 1 cup of ready cooked
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leafs
in a preheated pan with the vegetable oil, brown off the seitan/mock duck and remove from the pan to add back in later. Then add the veggies to the pan, cook till well browned, stirring often so nothing burns. Once the veggies are well browned add the flour and stir through cook for about a minute whilst stirring then add in your ale, followed by the gravy and the stock, then the drained lentils, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leafs, bring to the boil then back down to a simmer and cook untill your veggies are tender and the stew is thickened,stir the seitan back in. Enjoy on a cold day surrounded by blankets and cats.