Kitchen Witch – Vegetarian Cassoulet – A magical winter warmer….

The UK has been hit by freezing temperatures, gale force winds and snow blizzards the last few days, just when we thought Spring may have been arriving. I have to say I am not enjoying it at all, so to boost my mood I have had to resort to some serious seasonal comfort food. So whilst we all batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to blow over why not try this delicious vegetarian cassoulet. The recipe has butter beans, a real store cupboard favorite of mine and some herbs and spices for a magical kitchen witch twist…..

This recipe contains…..

  • Cinnamon – good for prosperity, psychic awareness and boosting physical energy as well as being anti-inflammatory.
  • Parsley – helps with iron deficiency and is a diuretic. Parsley is also good for money.
  • Onion – a brilliant anti-septic and will help relieve symptoms of colds.
  • Cayenne Pepper – soothes coughs, colds and fevers. Is also used by kitchen witches for love spells.

Ingredients…….

  • 1 x Aubergine cut into chunks
  • 1 x Onion diced
  • 1 x Red Pepper
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 x good pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 x good pinch of oregano
  • 1 x good pinch of mixed herbs
  • 1 x good pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Mix of pitted olives
  • A few dashes of olive oil
  • 150ml Water

Method…………

  1. This is so easy to make. Gently fry the chunky aubergine in the olive oil, for around 2-3 minutes, then add all the spices and herbs.
  2. Add the onions and red pepper and cook for a further few minutes until they soften.
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients (but not the parsley) and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes with the lid slightly off.
  4. Try the cassoulet, add seasoning and more of less cayenne pepper as desired.
  5. Serve with the parsley sprinkled on top.
  6. This will serve 2 very hungry people, or 4 if you also have some lovely crusty bread.

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