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What to Cook

Veggie Stew Veggie Stew
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Veggie Stew

Makes: 2 large servings


1 large potato, cleaned and cubed (skin left on)
1 large carrot, peeled and cubed
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 whole tomato, diced or ¼ cup | 60 ml tomato paste
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
8 button mushrooms, halved or whole
1 tbsp | 15 ml butter
Fresh or dried herbs
1 tsp | 5 ml garlic powder
Salt and pepper
½ cup | 125 ml snow peas


At your campsite
Place the potato and carrot in a large pot and cover with water, making sure there is still room for other veggies. Bring to a boil over a campfire or on a camping stove. When the potatoes are half done, add the sweet potato, tomato paste or tomato, onion and garlic. Once the potato is fully cooked, add the mushrooms, butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Just before serving add the snow peas, to keep them nice and crisp.

Serve with a side of bannock for dipping!

Insider’s Tips 

  • A large dollop of pesto stirred in at the end would make a nice finishing touch! 
  • To make it a 'creamier' stew, add ¼ cup of powdered milk at the end.