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What's for Dinner: Something to Stew Over

Fill your kitchen with the aroma of Moroccan stew
Vegan Moroccan Harira
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Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

There's something inherently comforting about eating dinner with a spoon. Maybe it's because said dinner is often a bowl of cereal (guilty) or ice cream (guilty again), but we always love the way a good stew packs all the necessary food groups into each spoonful. The weather may be slowly warming up, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy a soothing meal before it's 100 degrees and we ban the use of any and all heat-producing appliances. Pour yourself a cocktail tonight and enjoy a dinner of artichoke dip toasts alongside a bowl of chickpea and lentil-packed Moroccan stew.

① Drink: Arkadonis
When you can't decide between a cocktail and a glass of wine, get the best of both worlds by making a wine cocktail. This version of the classic Ardonis uses Arkansas sherry, but any bottle you have on hand will do the trick.

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② Main Course: Vegan Moroccan Harira
Whether you're a vegan or not, this stew satisfies. Although stews usually take a while to cook, with no meat here to tenderize, all you need is half an hour to let the flavors meld. What it lacks in animal product, it more than compensates for with warm Moroccan spices and protein-packed legumes.

③ Side Dish: Artichoke Dip Toasts with Spinach Pesto
When you give us a bowl of stew, we're going to ask for a thick slice of warm bread. And we won't complain if that bread comes topped with artichoke dip and spinach pesto.

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