Pumpkin and Potato Stew


I usually park at the Minoru Park parking lot when I go to the Caring Place Community Kitchen. It’s just a short walk away. Today, I was greeted by some awesome full bloom cherry blossoms in Minoru Park. It was a breath-taking sight. The cherry blossoms never fail to marvel me.

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There were many people armed with cameras at the Minoru Park. How can I miss out this opportunity.

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I like the fullness of this variety of cherry blossoms. Do you know what is the name of this variety?

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Back to the Community Kitchen, Minoo shared a Pumpkin and Potato Stew along with the Broccoli Salad I blogged earlier. This is such a simple recipe that Zoe helped Minoo to prepare the dish while Minoo ran to the store to get the beans which she missed out in her grocery shopping.

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The Pumpkin and Potato Stew is a one pot meal which is complete with protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and fiber. A good recipe for a lazy day.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 to 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 can chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional if using tomato sauce)
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can of beans (butter beans or Lima beans), rinsed and drained
  • salt, sugar and pepper to taste
  • chili and paprika to taste (optional)

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Click on the link below for the instructions.

Instructions

IMG_5232-1Saute the onion in oil until soft and then add the garlic.
IMG_5236-1When the garlic is soft, after 1 to 2 minutes, add the potatoes and stir to coat.

Keep turning so that the potatoes don’t burn.

Flavour with the oregano.

IMG_5237-1Add the tomato sauce and pumpkin puree and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes softened.
IMG_5240-1As the potatoes begin to soften, add the chopped tomatoes (if using).

Season with salt, sugar, pepper, chili powder and paprika.

IMG_5241-1Lastly, add the beans. Serve with crumbled cheese, or with crusty bread.

Minoo, thank you for sharing this hearty dish.

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin and Potato Stew

  1. Ben, those cherry blossoms do look beautiful. That kind of beauty almost makes up for our dreary winters…almost ;-). We were in that park the last time we were in Richmond. That is where we took our dog for a walk and let the kids play in the play structures. We also watched some kids play in the hockey rink. That Minoru Park is a great park with a everything a sports enthusiast would like: track, field, swimming pool, and ice rink. Plus, free, available parking.

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