Cinnamon bean autumn stew, in Sweet Paul magazine!

I had a good weekend, did you? Me and my old time pal Rob went to the food festival on the South bank.
He got wet. I watched.
Then he did some MJ moves. I watched.

I'm pretty into this sign. It's down near the OXO tower, and it lights up at night.
Another cool thing that happened was, one of my recipes won best Autumn recipe in the Fall edition of Sweet Paul magazine! can you believe it? I'm so thrilled, it's a gorgeous magazine and I'm super proud to be featured. You can read the whole magazine here. (I'm on page 18!)
On the way home from work I decided to make this stew for myself for dinner for tonight. Totally forgot just how good it is. Trying to catch the light before these Autumn evenings end is tricky, so my end result photos aren't as nice as Paul's, but the taste is the same. 

I got some wine from work to take home today, so I replaced the vegetable stock with some lovely red wine. Either works.
 To make enough Christmassy Autumn stew for a couple of dinners and some easy lunches you'll need:
a spoonful of soya butter
1 red chili deseeded and chopped
2 medium white onions chopped
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp each of turmeric cumin and cinnamon
5 and a half oz of new potatoes halved (i just chucked in a couple of handfuls and never really bother weighing)
1 can mixed beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/4 pint veg stock
handful of roughly chopped cashews
cubed butternut squash
handful of spinach 
Melt the soya butter in the saucepan and add the chili, garlic and onions. 

Notice that it's impossible to avoid onion-red-eye. So attractive.

Fry for ten minutes until they get soft. Add in the spices and the potatoes for about 5 minutes, you might need a bit more soya butter here. Note the wonderful Christmas smell.

Stir in the beans with their water from the can, the tomato and the veg stock. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cover the pan. Simmer for ten minutes, then add the squash then give it another ten minutes.

Chuck in the cashews and some salt and pepper at the end. Right before we ate I added the spinach in. Eat it with some crusty bread for the juice. Tastes even better the next day!


kickpleat said...

Love the look of that recipe and congrats on the recipe feature!! Sweet Paul is such a great looking mag. Nice work, lady :)

T said...

Congratulations!!! How cool to be a published cook! Looks like a great recipe too, cinnamon and cumin are so good together.

Pippa said...

Gorgeous everything! That is a truly perfect autumnal stew, love it.

Jessica Ann said...

Yay! That looks like an awesome stew, I am going to try it when I get home.

Helena.La.Jaguar. said...

Ooooh! I'm so PROUD of youuuuu!!!! (Performs a cheerleader-y-like dance) ^^
The stew looks amazing aaaand this sign is something I would think you got from the We♥it... xD Tumblr would spred it like the virus, you know ;) Because is so immensely cute! Just like you.
Oh, I have a new blog, just for the English speakers hehe

♥ ♥ ♥

Diana said...


i love the cinnamon stew. i think this is the first thing i ever cooked from you.

The Light in The Attic said...

I made this stew yesterday for an Indian night! I wanted to try something a wee bit different than my usual curry... and this was the ticket! HUGE success! I also pimped your blog and told everyone where to find this yummy recipe and many more. Thanks!

Mihl said...

Congrats on getting published! That is a beautiful feature.

nogi said...

I am SO making this over the weekend. Thanks ever so much!

Siobhan said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight! x