Spicy Lentil Peanut Stew

January 31, 2010

Dinner, Recipes

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I can’t believe it is already Sunday night! We had such a nice weekend – I’ll rewind…


After work and school we headed to Grandview to meet Katie and Kurt and a few other friends for drinks and dinner at Brazenhead.  I had great portobello quesadilla and a salad.  Everyone enjoyed drinks and we had fun catching up on life, babies and weddings!


Saturday started early with a spinning class that kicked my butt!  The instructor is one of my favorites (she is the type that yells at you and you feel like she is personally talking to you – I can’t go as hard as I did before I was 30 weeks pregnant, so I am looking forward to returning to her class after the baby gets here!) Then I came home, showered and we headed out.

We ended up going to Polaris so we could go to a bunch of places at once.  I was excited to find some great deals at Old Navy in the maternity section!  Then we met up with friends from college at Panera!  It was so great to see them!  We had fun catching up and then we were on our way, and so were they!

We hit up Costco for a restock on fruit/veggies and food for Feb. (update on the Gain Green Challenge coming soon).  Then we stopped at Home Depot for some baby closet organization planning, Target for random odds and ends and a few other places.  We came home exhausted and with a full car.

We were greeted by the delicious smell of Mama Pea’s Spicy African Peanut Soup cooking in the crockpot.  We unloaded and were ready to sit down and eat.

I altered the recipe just a little bit because of what I had in my pantry:

Spicy African Peanut Stoup

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 t. curry powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 1 T. tahini
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 3 c. water plus boullion cubes of your choice (I used chicken)
  • 2 T. natural peanut butter
  • 1c. lentils,  rinsed

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and turn to high for about an hour.  This gets your crock pot good and going, then switch it to low for the next several hours.

This stew was so good!  Both Brady and I loved it!  Add this to your must try list!

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5 Responses to “Spicy Lentil Peanut Stew”

  1. Heather (Where's the Beach) Says:

    Oh yum. I’ve been seeing a few recipes for African Peanut Soup. Going to have to try it out soon!

  2. Rachel @ Working Out Wellness Says:

    Love the idea of this recipe. Thanks for posting it! I’ve never had African Peanut Soup, but it sounds perfect for cold weather.

  3. Mama Pea Says:

    So glad you liked the soup! I need to come up with some more slow cooker recipes…they are so easy and smell SO good!

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