Tomato Turnip Tofu Stew


Stew, because there’s more solids than liquid. Sauteed celery and onion simmered with parsnip, turnip, carrot and cabbage. Seasoned with garlic, basil and allspice with a touch of smoke. Chopped broccoli, petite peas and extra-firm tofu cubes for added protein and texture. Quite lovely for a root stew. Flavors like chicken for some reason! No bouillon needed!

Makes 22 cups

2 T. corn oil

3 stalks celery, sliced into 1/4 inch segments

1 lg. sweet onion, 1/2 inch dice


14 oz. fresh parsnips, peeled and cut into 1×1/4 inch sticks

1 lb. 9 oz. fresh turnips, peeled and cut into 1×1/4 inch sticks

2 med. carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds

4 c. cut green cabbage, 1/2-3/4 inch cuts

10 c. water

28 oz. can stewed tomatoes – cut large pieces into smaller ones

2 T. salt

2 T. garlic powder

1 T. onion powder

1/2 t. ground allspice

2 t. dried basil

2 T. liquid smoke

12 oz. bag froz. chopped broccoli

12 oz. bag froz. petite peas

14 oz. extra firm water-packed tofu, rinsed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1- In extra-large soup pot, over medium heart, melt oil. Add celery, onion and a little salt. Saute till partially wilted.

2- Add parsnips, turnips, carrot and cabbage. Stir, cook about 10 minutes, stirring often.

3- Add water. Keep heat at medium. Cook, uncovered, till vegetables are as tender as you like – about 20 minutes.

4- Add remaining ingredients, stir and cook about another 15 minutes or till seasoning flavors meld.

Notes: Refrigerates well. Vegetables hold their shape and flavors stay bright. This means it’s a good restaurant soup. Three days later it tasted like I just made it. That’s rare for a broth soup.


Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer, chef

Chef Davies-Tight™. The Animal-Free Chef™. ANIMAL-FREE SOUS-CHEF™. FAT-FREE CHEF™. Word Warrior Davies-Tight™. HAPPY WHITE HORSE™. SHARON ON THE NEWS™. BIRTH OF A SEED™. Till now and forever © Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, Artist, Author, Animal-Free Chef, Activist. ARCHITECT of 5 PRINCIPLES TO A BETTER LIFE™ & MAINSTREAM ANIMAL-FREE CUISINE™.

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