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Veggie Stew with Dumplings

What you need: 

Stew:
2 teaspoons vegetable stock concentrate
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence (rosemary, thyme, marjoram, summer savory, basil, sage and tarragon)
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup turnip, peeled and diced
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon basil
2 cups water
5 teaspoons tamari
2-3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
salt and pepper, to taste Dumplings:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

What you do: 

1. For stew, blend first four ingredients and set aside. Sauté turnip, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaves, rosemary, basil, garlic and parsley in oil for 8 minutes.
2. Add water, broth mixture, tamari and potatoes. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add peas, continue cooking another few minutes. Remove bay leaves. Combine cornstarch and water, add to stew, and stir until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. For dumplings, sift dry ingredients together then add parsley. Mix milk with oil and add to dry ingredients (just stir until moistened). Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto stew. Cover and cook for 15 minutes (Do NOT lift the lid!)
I should have warned you guys that it (this recipe) has a lot of ingredients and looks lengthy. But I swear it a snap to make!'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Awesome healthy comfort food, I made mine in the crockpot and it was deeeelish. Thanks for sharing  ;)b

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Mmmmm... So good!  I added extra taters and more liquid.  The dumplings remind me of my mom's dumplings she made when I was a child.  This one's a keeper!!!

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Yum!! This was really tasty! Thanks for the great recipe--I know we'll be making it again soon.  :)

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When I made this, my husband asked me why I didn't cook like this more often instead of making "weird" things with peanut butter. Ha! I liked it, but next time will half the dumpling recipe, as it totally filled my big soup pot, and they didn't get quite as done as I would have liked.

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Very yummy! I improvised a bit on the stew itself, as I didn't have all the listed ingredients. No turnip, no tamari, used Chickenless chicken broth, and substituted whatever herbs I had on hand for the herbs de province. It was fantastic! Thank you for the great recipe!

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I literally eating this stew right now. 

It's so good.  Everything comes together really, really well. I think it could've used more liquid, but others said it was good as it was. 

Awesome recipe.

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This was so lovely.  I added a bit more water than requested because I am a glutton who requires several helpings of stew.  The dumplings were reminiscent of my mother's and I enjoyed them immensely.  If you're looking for something hearty and heart-warming this would be just the thing  ;)b

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This soup was quite good. I didn't have some of the exact ingredients so I improvised a bit.  I only had italian seasoning and thyme so I used that. I only had whole wheat flour for the dumplings which was good but I def think using 1/2 cup of whole wheat at most would have been even better. it was kind of too grainy tasting even for my healthy taste buds. or maybe using whole wheat pastry flour would have given it a more subtle flavor. also, next time i'd cut down the salt to 1/4 tsp b/c i thought they were a bit too salty. Other than that I'd keep everything else the same.  This definitely a soup I'd make over and over again! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

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This is a delightful & quite filling stew! Definite comfort food!!!!!

Thanks for this recipe!

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This has been a favourite recipe of mine for a few years now.  I find it tastes even better when left to cool overnight and reheated the next day.  And everytime I make it, people are super impressed at the complexity of flavour.

I don't have a paid account here, but I would love to find more recipes posted by this user, "Susan".  Does anyone know of any?

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