Vegan Jamaican Brown Stew

Blasting the tunes and making a big meal with the earth’s ingredients for the people that I care about has always been a ritual. 🌎🌿

I quickly realized that the best way to get someone to understand how delicious and varied plant-based meals can be is to SHOW them.😏

Making food that’s familiar to someone and proving that it costs less, is more environmentally efficient to make/buy than their meat version, it’s cruelty free, and packed with only good nutrients gets the gears turning. ⚙️🧠💡

This recipe was inspired by @eat_plantbased_ – check her out for some more beautiful vegan Jamaican eats 🇯🇲😋

Brown stew is a meal staple in so many households, usually featuring marinated and cooked chicken or cow.🐔 🐮 The same can be done with tofu and anyone that tells you that they don’t like the taste of tofu has probably just been eating it straight out of the container that it comes in😂

You NEED to spice it, just like chicken flesh, you must let it marinate. Any time you prepare it, poke the tofu chunk right the way through with a small fork, so the flavours can soak all the way in.🍴

Although the recipe calls for a scotch bonnet, I found that it was already hot enough for my taste🌶🥵 The beautiful thing about this meal is that a little goes a long way, so when dishing it out, pack on the rice / chickpeas / or whatever side you’re using because you will want leftovers🥳

  • 1 pack extra firm organic tofu (use more if you want)
  • 2 1/2 tsp browning 1/2 onion
  • 2 “fat”garlic 2 stalk scallion
  • Few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small tomato
  • Sazon all purpose seasoning
  • Island spice
  • all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ketchup mixture: 1 1/2 tbsp ketchup, 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp water(You can use ketchup as is)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil( use enough to fry tofu)

❗️VEGAN FACT #5❗️: Protein comes from plants…it comes from the ground! 🌱 You find protein in vegetables, grains, and even fruit 🍌 You can find protein in animal bodies because they, like us, eat plants!!🤯 So by eating animals or their eggs/milk/fat you are actually eating their recycled protein♻️ Point is, if you eat your recommended daily calorie intake plant-based, you will automatically get enough protein.💪

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