Winter Stew


It's been a long time since I've done a food post, and a very long time since I've done a recipe post, so here is what I'm having for dinner tonight!

I'm trying to improve my cooking abilities, and I've discovered that I'm best with recipes that only involve putting a bunch of food in one pot and letting it do its own thing. So basically: stew. 

This recipe comes courtesy of my friend Sophie at work, who was nice enough to write it down for me so I couldn't mess it up:


  • 3-4 sausages (Use any kind you like! Sophie recommended Italian or Chorizo, but I used turkey sausages because they're much healthier)
  • 2 cans white navy beans
  • 1 large Spanish onion or regular white onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • thyme to taste (fresh is best, but dried works too)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 handfuls spinach or arugula (Or a little of both!)


Boil sausages for 10 minutes then fry until brown on all sides. Set aside. Sauté onions and garlic with thyme until soft. Add beans, chicken stock, and salt & pepper to taste. Cook 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and crush roughly 1/4 of the beans to thicken the sauce a little bit. Cut sausages into slices and mix them in. Add greens and let them wilt briefly before serving. Garnish with chilli flakes or paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.

This recipe is super easy, delicious, and crazy healthy! The version I made with low-sodium broth and turkey sausages comes out to only 200-300 calories per serving. Perfect to keep you warm and healthy in the winter months.