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West African Inspired Peanut Stew with Sweet Potato & Spinach

4 Servings

Prep Time:

25 Minutes



Cook Time:

25 Minutes

West African Inspired Peanut Stew with Sweet Potato & Spinach

a fun way to keep your brain healthy. Sweet potatoes, peanut butter, spinach, cumin ... the comforting combo results in the heartiest, most flavorful vegan stew around.

Perfect for increasing magnesium intake, which helps with brain health, sleep, supporting muscle and nerve function, energy production, stress and mood management, blood pressure management, prevent heart disease type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. If you get super sore and fatigued after working out, this is a great meal to power through your workout and reduce the intensity of fatigue and soreness. Great for gut health, fiber and comfort especially in the winter! Classic West African Peanut Stew often contains chicken, so you could totally stir some cooked/shredded chicken into the carnivores' portions.

Christie's Take 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced) (about 2 cups)

  • 3 medium cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and diced) (about 2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper (plus or minus to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more to taste

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 4 cups packed fresh baby spinach

    For serving:2 cups cooked brown rice

    Garnish:Fresh cilantroChopped salted peanuts


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