Make it vegan for St. Patrick’s Day with Plantiful Pantry’s Irish Stew Recipe

Devon Olberding and Mariah Andrews of Plantiful Pantry


Hello, we are Devon Olberding and Mariah Andrews. Eastern Iowa vegan He is a community member and business partner. We are so serious about a plant-powered lifestyle that we started a business together to promote it — The Plantiful Pantry.

We are two mothers from Mount Vernon with 6 kids, 5 pets and 2 husbands (5 of whom are teens). So we have a lot of beings to help you stay healthy!

Devon is passionate about helping people live their best lives through health and well-being. She is a Personal Her Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and most recently, Health Coach. She knows first-hand the impact of a plant-powered lifestyle.

Mariah has been a plant-powered home cook for 30 years. After working as an advertising and marketing executive for over 25 years, she left her career to join Devon, helping people find joy, peace and vitality through plant-powered meals.

For us, the Plantiful lifestyle is centered around fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, rather than the standard American diet, where diets are built around animal protein. We learn to understand and appreciate the profound benefits of plants for our physical, mental and spiritual health by giving them It was about telling people how to live with style. We started by teaching people how to make plant-powered recipes, and we also offered cooking classes, meal plans, and shopping lists. Since then, we have evolved to offer a subscription service for plant-powered meals.

Called Meals Made With Love, the service offers a variety of plant-based salads, soups, international entrees, grain bowls, sandwiches and snacks. As one of the only locally sourced prepared meal services in the Corridor area of ​​Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, he works with local farmers whenever possible to incorporate seasonal ingredients into his weekly recipes. can.

Now, we hope to reach even more people with a physical store in Uptown Mount Vernon, which is scheduled to open in June 2023. We plan to maintain our current subscription base while opening breakfast and lunch options to the public. In addition, we offer first-hand educational opportunities and community events.

The Irish Stew Fortune I’m sharing below is one of over 650 original plant-powered recipes we’ve developed together since we started our business. For more information about us, please visit

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Vegan Variation of Irish Stew

Vegan Variation of Irish Stew

This Plantiful Irish stew has an incredible depth of flavor with celery, onions and mushrooms. The potato starch creates a rich and delicious sauce, while the lentils add crunchiness and protein.

Serving: Four

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 2 celery sticks, chopped

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced

  • 8 oz baby portobello mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 1/2 tbsp potato starch

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 4 medium red potatoes, cut into quarter moons

  • 3 medium carrots, sliced

  • 1/2 cup lentils

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Add salt and pepper to taste

Cooking method

1. Place celery and onion in a pot over medium heat and add about 2 tablespoons of broth. Fry until the onions are just translucent. Then add the mushrooms and fry the mushrooms for 2 minutes on each side. (You may need to add more water if it seems to stick).

2. Add potato starch to the mushrooms and stir well until the potato starch thickens and becomes a paste.

3. Gradually add the broth, stirring constantly to ensure the stew is smooth and free of lumps.

4. Add the lentils, salt, bay leaves and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Add carrots and potatoes and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, until potatoes and lentils are tender. Stir every few minutes to keep the lentils and vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the thyme and remove the pan from the heat.

5. Thick and creamy stew, but if it’s too thick, you need to add a little more broth. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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This article originally appeared in the Des Moines Register: Vegan Irish Stew recipe for St. Patrick’s Day here