Meatless Monday:Halloween special- Jack o'lantern stew baked in a pumpkin

Did you know Halloween evolved from the Celtic celebration of Samhain?  This marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of the 'darker' time of year when the separation between this world and the world of the dead became thin.  Nowadays we associate halloween with 'trick ot treating' and dressing up.
serves 4
1 medium pumpkin, with a lid carved out
coconut oil
1 onion 
2 cloves garlic
1 large sweet potato, cut into small chunks
2 carrots, cut into small chunks
100g mushrooms, sliced
1 small beetroot, cut into small chunks
1 carton chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chilli
Sweat the onion in a little coconut oil.
Add the vegetables, garlic and chopped tomatoes.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the spices.  Place the pumpkin on a baking tray and ladle the vegetables into it.  Replace the lid and place in an oven at 200 degrees for one and a half hours.  
Towards the end of cooking time stir in the beans (if you put them in too early, they will 'melt')
Ladle out scooping the pumpkin flesh with the bean mixture.  Serve with crusty bread.
Janet x

Recipe Copyright © 2014 40plusandalliswell

1 comment:

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