Chunky Harvest Vegetable, Bean and Quinoa Stew

Chunky Harvest Vegetable, Bean and Quinoa StewChunky Harvest Vegetable, Bean and Quinoa Stew

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. white wine or chicken or veggie broth
4 Tbsp. wheat free tamari or low sodium soy sauce
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cans fat-free chicken or veggie broth
2 cups water (or broth for a richer flavor)
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 tsp. thyme leaves, crushed
1 tsp. tarragon leaves, crushed
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh off-the-cob or frozen corn
1 cup green peas, frozen
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1 box Mary's Gone Crackers Original Crackers or try it with Super Seed or Hot 'n Spicy Jalapeño crackers.

Optional toppings:
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 1/2 cups firm-style tofu, cubed

Preparation:

1. In large pan sauté the first 5 ingredients until tender.

2. Add next 10 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer for about 30 minutes or until quinoa is tender.

3. Serve with your favorite flavor of Mary's Gone Crackers and optional toppings (shredded chicken or tofu).