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A Savory Vegan Stew, A.K.A. Unity Stew!

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A Savory Vegan Stew, A.K.A. Unity Stew!

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It’s Time For Vegan Stew On #LuncBreakLIVE

Ever made vegan stew? Let’s join our chef of the day Annie Vandenheuvel, plant-based Chef extraordinaire.  Today she created a delicious unity stew for us. Along with host and taste tester Sarah Segal, Owner of Beach Pets LA.  Let’s take a look at how it’s done…



Let’s Meet Our Guests

Annie Vandenheuvel is a Nutritionist, Detoxification Specialist, Herbalist, Plant-Based Chef, and Founder of Passion for Wellness— a company that stands to educate and shift society back into the use of whole foods and plants as medicine.

Annie earned her Certificate of Holistic Nutritional Consulting and with a focus on Herbal Medicine at Global College of Natural Medicine and from Vancouver Island College of Natural Wellness, and learned Detoxification from the International School of Regenerative Detoxification led by Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Robert Morse ND. Her Naturopathy Diploma for Health and Wellness was earned from the School of Naturopathic Nutrition. And she has a CTAA Accredited Aromatherapy Diploma.

Annie has assisted numerous clients to heal from various conditions through the use of herbal medicine and plant-based diet protocols. Aside from her individual coaching, consultations, and product line, Annie has been hosting educational workshops and lectures since 2010, educating adults, children, and teens around Southern California. Annie is known for her captivating educational style that turns complex biological principles into simple, easy-to-understand concepts.

All of her products are handmade in small batches using 100% organic and wild-crafted herbs.  Annie is also in the process of writing and publishing her 2 Cookbooks that will include raw and cooked recipes.

Follow Annie on Social Media: 

Youtube: Passion4wellness

Facebook: Fresh Raw and Vegan Recipes Group

Facebook: Passion for Wellness Page

Tik Tok: @passion4wellness



Annie Vandenheuvel
Annie Vandenheuvel


Sarah Segal lives her life as an ethical vegan and animal rights activist, mindfully feeding herself healthy plant-based meals while she remains very aware of the suffering that continues to happen all around the world in animal agriculture and beyond, hence why she does what she can as an activist to help put a stop to it. Sarah is a Certified Climate Healer and a reporter for JaneUnchained News Network.  She is the founder and chief caregiver of Beach Pets L.A., a private dog walking and overnight pet sitting service. She lives in Los Angles with her vegan beagle companion, Boomer Jr.


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Sarah and Boomer Jr.
Sarah and Boomer Jr.


Now That The Introductions Are Over, Let’s Talk Vegan Stew!

This vegan stew can have all the goodness you can imagine in it.  From legumes to mixed veggies, to root veggies, to grains, and ginger and herbs and spices.  Oh my!  This is a stew that you can rearrange, and add or eliminate at your leisure.  The recipe below gives you the template on how to make this hearty and savory stew for yourself at home.  It is a stew that is simple to make, super filling, very nutritious, and will warm you through and through so I hope you give it a try.


veggies used in vegan stew
Some of the veggies used in this vegan stew.


spices for vegan stew
The spices used in this stew.


finished vegan stew
The finished vegan unity stew. Looks so delicious.


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A close-up of the stew.


Unity Vegan Stew

Unity Vegan Stew will keep you full, is filled with nutrition, and you'll be feeling warm through and through. Tailor the ingredients to your liking. This is a simple recipe to make. Enjoy.
Course Soups & Stews
Servings 5 servings


  • 2 cups cooked legumes red/black/pinto beans or lentils
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables cut and cubed (typically potatoes, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, etc.) - 40c
  • 1 cup grains whole grain pasta, brown rice, barley etc.
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 1/2 inch stick of ginger
  • 1 cup chopped herbs and greens rosemary, thyme, cilantro, spinach, kale, chard, etc.
  • salt and spices to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 8 cups water


  • Puree onion, tomato, and ginger into a paste. Bring water to boil, add cut vegetables, tomato onion paste, turmeric, lemon juice, asafetida, spices, and salt. (The ginger and asafetida serve to alleviate “gassiness” from the beans and lentils.) Simmer until vegetables are cooked. Add cooked beans, herbs and greens, and grains. Simmer for 10mins or until grains are cooked. Set stew to cool. Powder 1 500mcg Cyanocobalamin Vitamin B12 tablet, mix into the stew, and serve (Please note that 20mcg of Cyanocobalamin Vitamin B12 is an adequate supplement per serving). Makes 8 cups of stew or 5 servings.


Total cost - $2.50 retail for 5 meals, based on Costco prices
Keyword vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Thanks For Joining Us!

I hope you enjoyed this episode of #LunchBreakLIVE where we learned how to make a delicious vegan stew full of so many nutrients!  If you are looking for other easy vegan recipes to try be sure to jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page where we have a ton to choose from.  Until next time…keep cookin’!

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