A Nigerian Tomato Stew Recipe Full of Flavor Galore!
Nigerian Tomato Stew is a simple dish that will warm your soul in and out. On this episode of #LunchBreakLIVE guest chef Iye Bako, social justice advocate and co-founder of V.A.A.O. Vegans United Against ALL Oppression shows us how to make this simple yet tasty dish. Pour it over some rice and you have yourself a filling and nutritious meal. Let’s see how it’s done…
Iye Bako, Fighting For Justice For All
Iye Bako is a founding advisory board member of Plant the Power 614 a local grassroots nonprofit organization that seeks to cultivate a caring plant-based community for POC that demonstrates unconditional love for ourselves, other animals, and our world. She is also Co-Founder of wearevaao.org, an international vegan coalition, working to transform and confront oppressive structures in human society today. They are a social network for vegans who create change in the world through online outreach as well as street actions. Their platform connects activists globally in order to effect positive change in the world. They facilitate human and non-human animal activism through our network of vegan activists. In their network, you can find articles on human rights issues like BLM, Trans rights, and others as well as non-human animal rights topics such as speciesism and factory animal slaughter. They aim to change the narrative around veganism to help create a better future for the planet. Tune into Clubhouse on Saturdays at 10 am ET. weekly as they discuss what veganism means to them as well as the definition and origin of veganism. Does this definition still fit? How should it evolve? Join them as they break down what decolonizing veganism really looks like.
Let’s Eat Some Nigerian Tomato Stew!
Who doesn’t love a good stew? Stew is a warm meal that fills the belly with so much goodness, and today’s Nigerian Tomato Stew recipe does just that. Tomato Stew is a staple dish popular in West Africa. The ingredients vary based on culture and flavor preferences, but the Tomato Stew version is super popular because of how simple it is to prepare. The flavors are powerful and carry with it a yum factor of 10 out of 10.
Nigerian Tomato Stew
- 5 plum tomatoes sliced in half
- 2 red bell peppers sliced
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 6 cloves of garlic peeled
- 15 oz can of tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon mushroom powder with salt or vegetable broth seasoning
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup plant-based meat I used fried soy nuggets from Whole Foods Deli
- 1 cup of spinach tightly packed
- Long grain parboiled white rice and fried plantains for serving
- Blend sliced tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1/2 red onion sliced, garlic, bell peppers until chunky.
- Heat up 1/2 cup oil frying temperature in a stock pot add chopped red onion as soon as it starts to brown add in the sauce mixture. It should be bubbling. Stir until combined for 5mins. Turn down the heat to low put on a lid slightly vented and cook for 20 mins. Add meat substitute and spinach and cook for additional 5 mins.
- Serve on top of white rice with side of fried plantains with a sprinkle of garlic salt.
Thanks For Joining Us On This Culinary Nigerian Experience
What a great recipe on this episode of #LunchBreakLIVE. I love learning how to make international vegan dishes from around the world. If you are interested in more plant-based recipes from all over the globe, be sure to visit the #LunchBreakLIVE page where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…Keep cokin’!
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