African stew

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You can't open a newspaper these days without reading about the wonders of kale - if you're not a massive fan of the green stuff, this is a subtle way of incorporating it into your diet. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (2 1/2 pints / 1 1/2 litres) vegetable stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 1/4 cup (1 lb / 450g) sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 x 400g tin chick peas
  • 7/8 cup (6 oz / 170g) millet
  • Approximately 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz / 115g) peanut butter
  • 2 cups (3 oz / 85g) chopped kale
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Method

  1. Heat a large saucepan and add 1-2 tbsp of vegetable stock. Add garlic and onion and saute until soft.
  2. Add the rest of the stock, sweet potatoes, chick peas, millet and a drop or two of soy sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove some of the stew liquid from the saucepan, blend with peanut butter and return to the saucepan.
  4. Add the kale and cook for 5 min. Season to taste with lemon juice and soya sauce, adding a little at a time.