Community Health Network

Wellness program in Cartersville, Georgia
Address: 1 N Tennessee St, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (770) 334-2480

Healthy recipes 1: Natural vegetable stew

Here is a delicious but very healthy recipe I have prepared for you all. This recipe is a hand me down comfort food in our family that vegetarians will surely love. I just called this recipe as Natural Vegetable Stew because I am not aware of any English names of this preparation but we call it in the Philippines as “Laswa”.

Ingredients for the Natural Vegetable Stew :

2 pcs. tomatoes ( sliced)
2 pcs. onions (sliced)
2 cloves of garlic ( smashed)
1/2 Yellow Squash (cubed)
5 pcs. Okra ( sliced)
1 bunch (Alugbati) Basella Alba or also known as vine spinach, red vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach,buffalo spinach, malabar spinach and ceylon spinach ( jut use the leaves)
1 bunch (Takway) Taro root tendrils ( take off the outer skin then cut accordingly)
2 pcs. Eggplant ( cut and sliced)
Several strands of String beans ( cut acordingly)
1 pcs Bitter Gourd ( Ampalaya , cut and sliced)
A handful of shrimp.
3 cups of water

Natural vegetable Stew Cooking Procedure :

Boil water in a pot together with the tomatoes, garlic and onions and shrimps.
Put the cubed squash into the boiling water until cooked.

Then put Okra, Ampalaya, Takway, String beans and Eggplant into the pot until cooked.
Lastly put the Alugbati leaves into the pot and wait for 1 minute then turn off the fire.

Wait for 5 minutes then serve.

The preparation is quite easy and the ingredients are natural, so what can you ask for more? I hope you will enjoy my own version of the very popular Filipino food “Laswa” or may I call in english the Natural vegetable stew.