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A Fridge stew!

Yesterday, I made this invented fridge stew. I had a lot of veggies that I had to use up. I also had some leftover unfried smoked bacon pieces, cooked carrot strips, some leeks & some pumpkin. So, I added a few things extra & it looked really delectable, like picture below! And it was very delicious too! ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband agreed with me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is also very easy to prepare!


Recipe: For 2 hungry persons


350 gr peeled pumpkin, cut up into smaller chunks

a handful of cooked carrot strips

1 x 400 gr can or red kidney beans

80 gr smaller unfried smoked bacon pieces

4 tablespoons fresh corn from the cob

2 big leeks, well-rinsed, cleaned, white & green part kept, cut up finely

black pepper: 20 to 30 grins

Maldon sea salt: 1 teaspoon, crushed

ras-el-hanout: 2 teaspoons

Curcuma ( turmeric ): a few dashes

a fruity evoo

250 ml of hot water

To serve: A fried organic egg on top


1. Take a larger Creuset pot with fitted lid & heat up on medium-high. When hot, add a few drizzles of olive oil. Swirl it all around the pot. Add pumpkin pieces, all in 1 layer in it. Add 1 teaspoon of ras-el-hanout & stir often. Add 10 grins of black pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Stir often & fry for at least 5 minutes. Place the fitted lid on. Lower the heat, if you need to. Now, remove lid & add chopped leeks, a few dashes of Curcuma & stir everything round into the pot. Fry for about 5 minutes or so. Add 1 can of red kidney beans & the uncooked corn. Add 1 teaspoon of ras-el-hanout & 5 grins of black pepper. Stir often. Pour 250 ml of hot water to the pot & place the lid on. Let the corn & pumpkin steam for a few minutes or until completely cooked through. Stir often & lower the heat, if you need to. When corn is ready, taste & check. Check if the pumpkin is cooked through. If it is too watery, let it reduce a bit more, without the lid. Check the seasoning, for the last time. I added 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt & added 10 grins of black pepper.

2. Heat another pan on high & add a few drizzles of olive oil. heat up. Now, add smoked bacon pieces & fry until browned on all sides & ready. Iย added a few grins of black pepper to the bacon! I like that! Yum yum! Add the fried bacon to the stew & also the cooked carrot strips. Carefully, stir them through the stew. Put the lid back on.

3. Finally, heat up the same pan. Swirl with olive oil, but not too much. When very hot, crack 2 organic eggs in it. Fry until it is friedย to your liking. Serve instantly on top of your stew & Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

47 thoughts on “A Fridge stew!

  1. I love meals like this that you make from all those things you have left over and need an opportunity to use up before they need to be thrown in the bin. This dish looks like it has so much flavour xx

  2. Sophie – sounds yummy! That is what I call cleaning out the fridge!

  3. We made it this evening, Sophie & we had white beans instead of red beans & salted bacon instead of smoked bacon! We loved it too & even the name too! ๐Ÿ™‚ The fried egg on top was the max!

  4. What a fab looking fridge stew! I like the sound of that, Sophie!
    What a genius idea to cook from the frige & pantry! I like it this way too!

  5. I made it as a nice lunch & loved it! So fragrant, filling & very yummy too! x

  6. What a fabulous way to clear out your fridge!! And kudos to you for not just throwing things out (which too many people do) and spreading the word ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sophie– So so glad you’re back!! Hoping you feeling like your old self again… This sounds like just the things for fall– bacon and pumpkin!! oh yes!

  8. I made a crazy fridge stewy meal over the weekend too…. wish I had of thought of adding a beautiful egg…. that’s exactly what I needed. (One never knows with fridge stews right?!)

  9. Yum!! I’ve missed reading your posts! What a perfect way to use up those items hanging around in the fridge!

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