Introduction: Step into a world of culinary sophistication with our Fragrant Veggie Medley Stew—a harmonious blend of vibrant vegetables, aromatic herbs, and rich, creamy textures. This recipe transforms humble ingredients into a culinary masterpiece, inviting you to indulge in a comforting bowl of goodness. A symphony of flavors unfolds as onions, carrots, potatoes, and peas dance with a medley of fresh herbs and spices, all bound together by a luscious dairy-free cream. Perfect for any occasion, this stew embodies the essence of home-cooked elegance, delivering warmth, nourishment, and a burst of exquisite taste with every spoonful.

Ingredients: Gather the finest ingredients for a culinary journey that marries simplicity with sophistication:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 5 small potatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium stalk celery with greens, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust for heat sensitivity)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 1/3 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free heavy cream or canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine or more vegetable broth


  1. Sautéing Symphony: Begin your culinary journey by heating oil over medium heat in a pan. Add diced onions and sauté for 2-4 minutes until they turn translucent, stirring frequently.
  2. Vegetable Ballet: Introduce a colorful medley of carrots, potatoes, celery, garlic, and a bouquet of fresh herbs and spices to the pan. Sauté for an additional minute, infusing the kitchen with aromatic notes. Pour in vegetable broth to set the stage for the upcoming flavors.
  3. Boiling Crescendo: Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over high heat. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the vegetables to absorb the essence of the herbs and spices. Add frozen peas, continuing the simmer for an additional 15 minutes until the veggies and peas reach sublime tenderness.
  4. Creamy Interlude: In a small bowl, create a harmonious blend of cornstarch with dairy-free heavy cream or canned coconut milk. Gently pour this creamy elixir into the stew, adding white wine for an extra touch of sophistication. Allow the stew to simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes, letting the creaminess envelop the vegetables in luxurious harmony.
  5. Seasonal Crescendo: Taste the stew and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Feel free to add more salt, pepper, or spices to achieve a perfect symphony of flavors. For a creamier consistency, use an immersion blender to blend half of the soup.
  6. Garnish and Enjoy: Elevate the visual appeal of your stew by garnishing it with fresh herbs, adding a final touch of elegance. Serve and savor the fruits of your culinary endeavor.

Useful Information: Nutritional Harmony: This Fragrant Veggie Medley Stew not only tantalizes your taste buds but also provides a wealth of nutrients. Laden with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the diverse vegetables, it makes for a nourishing and wholesome meal.

Versatility Notes: Embrace the versatility of this stew by adapting it to suit seasonal produce. Explore different combinations of herbs and spices to tailor the flavors to your preferences, making each rendition a unique culinary experience.

Storage Symphony: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify. This stew also freezes well, offering the convenience of a delightful homemade meal whenever desired.

Pairing Harmony: This stew pairs wonderfully with a crusty artisanal bread or a side of quinoa, creating a complete and satisfying meal. Consider exploring different plant-based cream alternatives to customize the dish based on your dietary preferences.

Conclusion: In conclusion, our Fragrant Veggie Medley Stew is more than a recipe; it’s a culinary journey that invites you to savor the richness of seasonal produce and the elegance of dairy-free cream. Whether shared with loved ones or enjoyed in solitude, this stew is a celebration of flavors, textures, and the joy of homemade goodness. We extend our gratitude for choosing this recipe and hope it becomes a cherished addition to your repertoire. Stay tuned for more culinary inspirations that redefine the art of home-cooked elegance. Happy cooking!

Veggie Stew


1 tbsp oil⠀

1 medium white onion diced⠀

3 medium carrots diced⠀

5 small potatoes chopped⠀

1 medium stalk celery with greens, finely sliced⠀

3 garlic cloves minced⠀

1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried (*see notes)⠀

1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried⠀

1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried⠀

1 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste⠀

1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste⠀

1/3 tsp nutmeg⠀

1/4 tsp smoked paprika⠀

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or less if sensitive to heat⠀

3 cups vegetable broth or water⠀

2 1/3 cup frozen peas⠀

1/2 cup dairy-free heavy cream or canned coconut milk⠀

2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot flour⠀

1/2 cup white wine or more vegetable broth⠀


1. Heat oil over medium heat in a pan and add the onion. Sauté for about 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently.⠀

2. Add carrots, potatoes, celery, garlic, and all herbs + spices. Sauté for a further one minute, then add vegetable broth.⠀

3. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the frozen peas and cook for 15 more minutes or until veggies and peas are softened.⠀

4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with vegan heavy cream or canned coconut milk with a whisk.⠀

5. Pour the milk into the stew, also add white wine (or use more broth/or plant-based milk for a creamier soup) and let simmer for a further 3-4 minutes.⠀

6. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more salt/pepper/spices to taste. You can blend half of the soup with an immersion blender to make it creamier.⠀

7. Garnish with fresh herbs (optional) and enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The stew can be frozen!