Soul Soothing African Peanut Stew
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 – 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, with their juices
  • ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • approximately 1 cup of uncooked rice
  • 2 handfuls of kale (destemmed)
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add leek and garlic and saute for 5 mins, until leek is translucent.
  2. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, sweet potato, and canned tomatoes. Raise heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 mins. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk peanut butter with 1 cup vegetable broth until no clumps remain. Stir into large saucepan with remaining 3 cups vegetable broth, chili powder, and cayenne. Adding kale and rice.
  4. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 mins or until sweet potato is tender.
  5. Ladle into bowls and Enjoy!
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