“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”  Rumi

This is another recipe with a version that uses pasta sauce.  Yes!  However, I didn’t want to use just that recipe because it contained curry powder, which my husband doesn’t care for.  So I found another recipe that contains cumin and knit the two recipes together.  Here’s what happened.


1 T oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 or 2 stalks of celery, diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed

1 1/2 inches of ginger, grated

1 t cumin

1 cup pasta sauce

1 chicken bouillon cube in 1 cup of water

1 can white beans, drained

1 sweet potato, diced

1/4 cup peanut butter

chopped greens – I added a few cups of fresh spinach that I needed to use up


Sauté the onion and celery in the oil for a few minutes.  The celery was all my idea, not in either of the recipes, but I have celery I need to use up.  Stir in the ginger and garlic and saute a minute or two more.

Add everything else except the peanut butter and chopped greens, unless you’re using greens that need a bit more time.  Spinach is a quick add at the end.

Simmer until the sweet potato pieces are tender.  Stir in the greens and peanut butter.

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Serve on a bed of rice or noodles or mashed potatoes and/or top with a squeeze of lime. These are just some things you can do to add variety to this dish.  Of course, you could also add chicken to take it out of the world of vegetarianism.  Freezes well!  Don’t forget to label your containers.  Mystery meals really aren’t that much fun.

Loveya – The Grandma




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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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