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Ital Stew January 19, 2010

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Ital Stew

Ital Stew

2 C dried beans (any kind)
2 medium Idaho potatoes
1 C diced yellow yams
2 medium sweet potatoes
12 medium okra
2 C fresh corn (cut kernels off cob)
3 medium carrots
3 stalks of scallions
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 small green Scotch bonnet (habanero) pepper
3 C natural coconut milk
1 T soya margarine
7-12 pimento seeds (allspice)
7-12 pimento seeds (allspice)
3 pieces fresh thyme
2 C whole wheat flour
Fresh cilantro (garnish)


 1.Soak beans in distilled water overnight to remove the gas.

2.Chop garlic and thyme and dice remaining vegetables.

3. Put beans to boil with scallions, pimento seeds, thyme, garlic, and pepper.

4.Add coconut milk to boil along with beans until fully cooked, then add vegetables to the pot.

5. Knead flour with a little water to make small dumplings (spinners).

6.Add spinners to pot and boil until cooked.

7. When stew starts to thicken, add soya margarine and simmer to flavor.

8. Garnish with cilantro.


Serve with  rice and a salad.