Being the health advocate she is, it didn’t make sense to me that Kate Murphy, founder of Health Revolt, is always perfectly glowing. I wondered if she were secretly sneaking off to a few sessions on a tanning bed, but no way – no health savvy person would do that! The thing is, no matter how much sun we do or don’t get out here in western Montana, Kate’s skin really does glow…the one black and white photo on Health Revolt simply doesn’t do her justice. So I finally asked her about it. Her answer: carrot juice! I mean….lots of carrot juice. At one point I think Kate was drinking a gallon of the stuff daily.

DSC_0789So when I saw the vegan cookbook Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon, I bought one for each of us.

Though there’s a lot to be said for the health benefits of going vegan, that’s not our path at Health Revolt. Kate and I both forego gluten, processed sugar, corn, and soy. She doesn’t eat dairy and I don’t eat much of it. But Oh She Glows is a terrific book, and Ms. Liddon has some great ideas I am pleased to recommend.

This morning I started with her “Soul Soothing African Peanut Stew” and spun it a bit my way. I love the amount of sweet potatoes here, but added carrots for Kate, and think it would taste even better if you switched out the stock for carrot juice. I didn’t have chickpeas, spinach or kale handy, but added quinoa for extra protein along with coconut milk for healthy fat. I topped it with chopped parsley, but cilantro would work just as well. A squeeze of lime would be nice on top too. Overall the recipe was easy to double and it came together in twenty minutes. It is hard to go wrong experimenting with a hearty, healthy stew. Happy 2016!

Sweet Potato Stew for a Sun-Kissed Glow
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Looking for a hearty, healthy stew that you can prepare easily? Try this Sweet Potato Stew for a Sun-Kissed Glow, my version of Angela Liddon's Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew.
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
20
Sweet Potato Stew for a Sun-Kissed Glow
Print Recipe
Looking for a hearty, healthy stew that you can prepare easily? Try this Sweet Potato Stew for a Sun-Kissed Glow, my version of Angela Liddon's Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew.
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
20
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the bell pepper, jalapeno, sweet potato, carrots and tomatoes. Raise the heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 minutes more. Season vegetables with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and 1 cup of broth, until no clumps remain; you may have to heat up the broth first so the peanut butter melts. Stir the mixture into the vegetables, along with the rest of the vegetable broth, chili powder and cayenne.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork-tender.
  5. Stir in the chickpeas and spinach, and cook until the spinach is wilted. Stir in coconut milk and quinoa. Season with more sea salt and black pepper to taste. Serve in warm bowls and enjoy!
  6. Nutritional Information:
Recipe Notes

Source: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon.

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