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Sweet Potato Coconut Milk Stew Is Exactly What I Want Right Now

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sweet potato coconut milk stew

This sweet potato stew from The First Mess is just the sort of thing I want to make right now. It’s full of vegetables like sweet potato and kale (really any frozen green is fine), and it uses pantry staples like lentils and coconut milk. Even if I didn’t manage to get anything else done during the day, I could look at this big, bubbling pot of vegetables and lentils and think, “I have fed everybody in the house for at least a week.”

Coconut milk and sweet potatoes are both naturally sweet, so some dried chili flakes and fresh ginger help cut the sweetness. This stew also uses cumin, coriander and turmeric on top of the ginger and chili flakes, so it has a lot of flavor and will make your kitchen smell absolutely amazing. The lentils add protein and texture, and make this a very hearty stew that will keep people satisfied for a long time. A squeeze of fresh lime juice rounds out all the flavors, which is essential.

The original recipe calls for kale, but the author says you could use Swiss chard or mustard greens, or any dark leafy vegetable in its place. If you have frozen spinach, you could throw some of that in at the end to add some more vegetables. The leftovers will be plentiful and delicious.

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