• Josie

    Absolutely Delicious!
    Thank you Josh. I made this tonight, and we literally Wolfed it up. I didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand but I improvised with wonderful effects. First of all I doubled the recipe, there are many of us here, I used Russet potatoes, juice of one (small) lime in place of the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, edamame instead of peas and regular button mushrooms. One of my sons had three bowls! It had a wonderful ‘old fashioned’ beef stew flavor. I think a good addition would be pearl onions as I remember using them in my old ‘meat’ cooking days in a stew that had this same flavor.
    This will be my new go to winter soup. Superceding my longstanding favorite ‘Roberta’s Good Soup’ from The Farm Cookbook. That is quite an accomplishment.

    I also made your bisquits. They were good, and easy, when I make them again I may add just a touch of salt and maybe cut back a bit on the oil, they really are quite good with the stew.

    Thanks again, these are the first recipes I’ve tried from your blog and now I’m going to have to see what else I can find.


  • http://guitarcries.livejournal.com/ guitarcries

    Hi, I just found your site and have been reading through the recipes and bookmarking the ones I want to try. All of them look delicious and not too complicated. I can’t wait to try some.

    I haven’t actually read anything about the negative side of isolated soy protein, but it just seems logical to me that it’s not healthy. I don’t even know how they derive that, but it must be dramatically processed. I love that your recipes use whole foods and tofu instead.

  • zoie1077

    I made this recently, as I had been drooling over the pictures for a few days, and it came out rather good. Your broth looks better than mine did and overall much stewier. I think I pretty much followed your recipe closely, except that I had to use Yukon gold potatoes because that is what I had. Basically, what I am saying is it was pretty good; however, I want to try that one in the picture ; ). By the way, I am your recent myspace friend, Amanda Juno.

  • http://www.heathenvegan.com jenitreehugger

    I shouldn’ really be looking at recipes like this when its 26 degrees outside! But MAN that looks so good and tasty and I’m totally intrigued about the use of Coffee. I will bookmark this recipe for later!


  • http://www.nobrain-noheadache.com Erin OBryan

    What exactly are Irish potatoes? I’ve never heard of these.

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Erin, they speak with an Irish accent? giggles. No really, here is where the answer can be found. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-irish-potato.htm

  • http://www.doorsixteen.com/ Anna @ D16

    I’ve got this on the stove right now, and it smells really good! If I weren’t feeling so lazy, I’d make the biscuits, too! :)

  • http://www.doorsixteen.com/ Anna @ D16

    Okay, I wound up making the biscuits, too.

    Everything was fantastic!! Another winner.

  • Laura

    This stew was delicious! My non-veg husband, who has become increasingly difficult to cook for, wolfed it down and went for seconds. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Evan

    I just tried this soup for the first time and it was excellent! I have been a vegetarian for a while but just switched to vegan in December and your recipes have made it so much easier. Thank you Josh!

  • AJ

    This stew was a good combo of ingriendients. I liked it alot though. I used russet potatoes instead and it still turned out great….One of my twins liked it alot…

  • Michi the vegan

    Absolutely delicious!! We all loved it.

  • Sharon

    I just found your website this past week. I came across a few very interesting recipes, spent a small fortune on herbs I’ve never used and proceeded to make this wonderful No Beef Stew/Soup. It had to much broth for me so I added 1/2 cup of barley. It was a hit for both myself and my husband. I also made my Rustic Dill Biscuits to go with it. This is a keeper. Thank you so much for sharing. Being a Vegan is new to me, 4 months now, due to health reasons and because of my love for vegetables and fruits I’m doing great! Meat lovers, you won’t miss the absence of meat as the flavors hold their own. Try it, your’ll love it.

  • Sharon

    I’d love to upload a photo of the dish if you could tell me how to…

  • http://inlucyswords.blogspot.com/ Lucy

    Do you think that this recipe can be done in the slow cooker instead of all on the stove top?


    L xx

  • Rachel Page

    I made this over the weekend, and it is one of the best dishes I have ever had. It tastes like the food I had in Italy! Thanks for such a great recipe!