Hearty Garlic and Herb Mushroom Stew
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ lbs (680 g) cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 lb (450 g) cooking onions (about 3 medium onions), diced
  • 5 to 6 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4½ cups (1L) low-sodium vegetable stock, warmed
  • 3 large carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 4 large stalks celery, washed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (see Note)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a 5-quart soup pot over medium-high heat; add the mushrooms and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook until the mushrooms are browned and have released their water, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the mushrooms to a bowl; set aside.
  2. Add the onion and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt to the pot that the mushrooms were cooked in. Cook until the onion is soft and deep caramel in color, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a splash of water or turning the heat down a bit if the onion starts to get too dark.
  3. Add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the stock, browned mushrooms, carrot, celery, tomato paste, coconut aminos or tamari, Worcestershire, and black pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn heat down to simmer, cover the pot, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with minced fresh parsley sprinkled on top.
Worcestershire Sauce: To keep this dish paleo and vegan, make your own Worcestershire sauce; Paleo Leap has a great recipe for it here. Or if you just want to keep it vegan, feel free to use store-bought vegan Worcestershire sauce.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/hearty-garlic-and-herb-mushroom-stew-paleo-and-vegan-friendly/