Total Time: 45 minutes
• 1 large Leek
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 tsp chopped fresh red chili
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 carrots
• 3 celery stems
• 400 grams root celery
• 1 cup vegetable stock
• ½ tsp paprika powder
• 300 grams cauliflower
• ¾ cup pearl couscous
• 100 grams dries apricots
• 4 stems fresh parsley
• 1 tsp salt
• Pinch pepper
1. Cut the leek up into 1 cm slices and wash under water thoroughly. You only need the middle section of the leek. Cut up the garlic and chili finely.
2. In deep saucepan, add the oil and let the leek, garlic and chili saute for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
3. Peel the carrots and cut into large chunks. Cut the celery sticks into small pieces. Peel and cut the root celery into small pieces. Add all of the prepared ingredients to the leek mixture in the saucepan.
4. Add the stock, paprika powder, cauliflower cut into small bits, pearl couscous and halved apricots into the saucepan. Let simmer for 15 minutes or until all the vegetables are soft.
5. Garnish with fresh parsley and pomegranate seeds.
The vegetarian winter stew is something that you can make from whatever left over vegetables you have over and is proof that you do not need meat in the dish as you will still get your daily load of protein and fiber from this vegetable only stew.
It contains soluble fiber which will lead to and improve your stool and promotes healthy bowel movements. Thus far, if you are having urinary incontinence symptoms, being bloated, or constipated may add to your incontinence so adding meals into your diet that contain a high source of fiber should only improve your healthy bowel movements.