Savory Potato and Pear Stew

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This stew was inspired by a vacation - it was time to clear out the fridge, stoke up on immune boosting beta-carotene, and have left-overs in the freezer for a hearty meal when returning.

Yields: Serves 6-8


1 yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 carrots, cut into match-sticks

3 Yukon gold potatoes, diced

1 cup red lentils

2 T fresh rosemary, finely chopped

4 medium tomatoes, diced

2 T jalapeno pepper, minced

5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 tsp black pepper

2 pears, chopped into match-stick


In a 7-quart pot, sauté the carrots, garlic and onion over medium heat for about 5 minutes. If needed, add water or vegetable broth to keep vegetables from sticking.

Add all of the remaining ingredients, except pears. Bring to a boil, cover, and lower heat. Simmer on medium-low for 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.

Add pears and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.

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From the recipe collection of Katherine Lawrence, of f.