Growing up in freezing northern Alberta winters meant coming home to lots of warm one-pot dishes, including stew with dumplings, which remains one of our Granny’s favourite meals to make. Of course, our childhood version was loaded with beef. We set out to create a veggie stew with all of the richness and heartiness of its meaty counterpart, and we are pretty darn happy with the result, if we say so ourselves! Adding the cold vegan butter at the end really softens the flavour of the stew. The dumplings really expand while cooking, so do not be tempted to make them bigger than the suggested size.
Excerpted from Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer. Copyright © 2019 by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer. Photography copyright © 2019 by Janis Nicolay. Published by Penguin Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.