http://shortycanburn.blogspot.com/2011/09/couple-of-noms.html). But we had the last (sniff sniff!!) of our garden tomatoes to use up, and somehow none of the stews I usually make are tomato-based. But those 'maters REALLY needed to get eaten or they were going to go bad, so I poked around on the Internerds for something stew + tomato-centered. I found a lot of Spanish-esque tomato-based stews out there, but how to veganize? Let me tell you, we went to Spain some years back when I still ate dairy, and it would be hard to get by there as a vegan. All the recipes seemed to have chicken and bacon in them. I ended up sauteing some onion and LOTS of garlic in good olive oil, adding in some Butler Soy Curls and smoked tofu (in lieu of the aforementioned chicken and bacon), about 4 big chopped up tomatoes, veggie broth, smoked paprika, chickpeas, potatoes and cilantro. I bet some olives would've been awesome too, but we were out. Anyhow, I served it over polenta and it was really good. I felt like this was one of the first new things I'd "engineered" largely on my own in a while so I was pleased :).
Have a great weekend!