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White Bean and Asparagus Stew

White Bean and Asparagus Stew

I tried this recipe out for the first time on two dinner guests.  That was rather brave!

They were good friends, and you never know how some people react to beans. Sometimes people get gas unless your take the proper steps.

I had taken all the precautions though, and they loved it!  They explained it was very tasty but I had made the mistake of revealing what was for dessert. They didn’t eat extra helpings of stew because they were saving room for carob brownies!

This recipe contains three powerfoodsasparagus, seaweed, and stevia


1 1/2 cups dry white beans
2 pieces of Wakame (seaweed)
4 bay leaves
1 large onion, chopped finely
1/2 lb. green asparagus, remove woody stems, cut into 2-inch pieces
4 Tbsp vegetable oil or unsalted butter
2 carrots, sliced in rounds
2 pieces celery, chopped
1/4 tsp liquid dark stevia
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
2 – 3 Tbsp Tamari
2 – 3 Tbsp Braggs
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
freshly ground black pepper


1. Cook beans for 1 – 2 hours (time is dependent on the age of the beans) according to recipe titled “Cooking Beans.”
2. When beans are soft, add Wakame, bay leaves, Braggs, Tamari, basil, marjoram and stevia.
3. Sauté onion, celery and garlic in oil. When golden brown, add to the cooked beans.
4. Then add carrots and asparagus.
5. Simmer for 1/2 hour or until vegetables are tender.
6. Mix in parsley and add black pepper to taste.

Serves 4

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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8:59PM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

I love both beans and asparagus, a marvellous combination!

6:42AM PST on Mar 10, 2012


9:19AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Thank you

6:11AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Lucky dinner guests, this sounds fabulous!

3:53PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011


11:12AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

This sounds pretty good. Some of the ingredients I didn't know what they were so I will have to investigate.

5:14AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

courageous presentation

1:34PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

I had some of this stew frozen from a big batch I made 2 weeks ago; thawed and warmed it up for dinner last night and it was very yummy.
Keep changing browsers to find a way to reply here and just did.

1:30PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

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8:52PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Not sure I like the sound of this for guests straight up, will try it out on my daughter first, the beans and asparagus combo could be dangerous lol.

AND Maureen L: I keep getting the 'null' box too, very frustrating and on many of the topics I'd like to respond to :(

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