Published on 9 March 2019 at 18:19

It is cold, rainy and windy again in The Netherlands. The wind is pounding through the window cracks and doors. It makes me feel so cosy. So I lighted some candles and started cooking with magical Harry Potter soundtracks in the background. If you want to see the recipe video it is up on my YouTube Channel! Let me show you how to make it.


for 5 big portions:


- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 spring onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 fresh tomato
- 150 grams of pulled bbq jackfruit (jumbo)
- 3 vegan chorizo (EkoPlaza)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp yellow split lentils
- 2 drops of liquid smoke
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- 100 ml water
- 200 grams of mushrooms
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste

- 3 small bay leaves

- 1 glass of vegan red wine

- 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Garnish: beet julienne, spring onion, parsley and lemon zest


Slice the veggies first. Heat up a medium-sized pan and add a shot of oil. Add the veggies to pan with salt an pepper and let that sweat of for 5 minutes. Slice up the chorizo in small pieces. Make sure your heat is on medium to low. This stage takes some time but it creates a beautiful base flavour. Then add the jackfruit and the liquid smoke for that magical touch.

After several minutes begin to add all of spices and stir around for three minutes. To really infuse in the mix. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. And let that cook out for 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes after. Followed by maple syrup, water and salt + pepper to taste.


Let the stew bubble away for at least 30 minutes. Because the lentils are needed to thicken and bulk up the stew. It creates a beautiful texture. After 30 minutes taste if it needs seasoning and garnish! ENJOY THE MAGIC! 


Dont forget to check out my Channel for the recipe video!

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