Today I’m reviewing and cooking a recipe from “Eat up!” by Ruby Tandoh. I absolutely adored this book and it quickly became one of my favorite reads of 2022. The recipe is as the book said and was made by Ruby Tandoh (Rich and smoky bean stew). I didn’t change anything from the recipe so I will just write a quick ingredient list and for the rest you have my video (or get her book because it’s incredible and there are tons of recipes!). She proposes both vegan and non-vegan version in her book (the use of broth makes the difference), and I decided to make this one a vegan bean stew!
Book review: Eat up! by Ruby Tandoh
This book was an absolute joy. When I read the first sentence I knew it was going to be one of my favorite reads of the year. It’s such a delightful book to read and well, I did cry a bit but it was “good” crying. Like the crying that happens when you are reading something that makes you feel listened to. This book felt like a poem to food and a hug to the person reading it.
In this book, Ruby explains her relationship with food, she covers tons of topics from diet culture to other things such as eating disorders. She talks about her experience with food, how society perceives food, how we all have a relationship with food, how to nurture it, how to feel food and enjoy it the way it is, for what it is.
The book also features a TON of recipes and this vegan bean stew is one of the many. There are vegan recipes, baking recipes, and meat recipes. All of them sounded incredible and I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on her actual cookbook and also try the other recipes in this book.
Quick recipe for this vegan bean stew
Again, this is not my own recipe but if you do try to make this happen you will need very basic ingredients and the step-by-step is SO EASY.
You will need: Beans (whatever you want, I used kidney beans), crushed tomatoes, garlic, cayenne, smoked paprika, cinnamon, ketchup, mustard and vegetable broth.
Then to make this: you just put the chopped garlic in a pan, then add the ketchup, mustard, all the spices, the crushed tomatoes, the beans and the broth and you let the flavors get to know each other for like 30 to 45 minutes and then it’s just amazing and incredible and you will love this recipe.
Other food from books recipes:
- One pot chicken casserole (Kitchens of the great midwest)
- Chicken paprikash (Dracula)
- Homemade smoky buns (A long way to a small, angry planet)