Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew for #SundaySupper

Today is the first Sunday Supper of 2014! We’re “Slowly Bringing in the New Year” with a roundup of great recipes for your slow cooker. Thank you to Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writing for hosting! I’m going to make a valiant attempt to use mine more often this year, especially for soups and stews. I’m also going almost 100% vegetarian this year, with the exception of seafood. I found this recipe for Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew and immediately decided to make it. Not only is it exactly what I needed for today’s theme, but it works perfectly into my new eating regime.

Baking with pumpkin is fun, but cooking with it is even better. I just love all varieties of winter squash; I had my share of butternut squash recipesthroughout the last month or so, but there was nowhere near enough pumpkin! I made pumpkin bread, chocolate chai pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin cookies. I had the sweets covered, but where was the savory?! A savory pumpkin recipe is long overdue, and this Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew totally hits the spot!

Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew for #SundaySupper

Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew

1 lb. pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 medium carrots, sliced ½ inch thick
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp ground black pepper
4 cups vegetable broth
Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker, except broth. Pour the vegetable broth over everything. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or cook on high for 4-5 hours.

See how easy that was? That’s why we chose slow-cooker recipes for the first Sunday Supper of the year — no fussing around. We’re all still recovering the holiday season, looking for healthy and easy meals to make, and want to keep it as simple as possible (aka very minimal dish washing!). Check out what my Sunday Supper friends have in store for you today…

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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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