Here is another rave for Penzeys Spices. We tried the Turkish seasoning this weekend. It is a blend of 9 spices including garlic, cumin, Tellicherry black pepper, and Turkish oregano. Penzeys website (http://www.penzeys.com/) recommends using it as a seasoning for meats but we found that it was an amazing spice for a comforting stew. We had the seasoning and we knew that we needed a warm meal on a sub-zero windchill day. Here is what we threw together.
Take 3 chicken breasts (less or more to your taste-tofu if you are vegan), cut them into medium to large chunks and sear them in a little olive oil. Dice a small/medium yellow onion and saute the onion with the chicken. Add a large can of tomato puree, 1 cup of water, and a chicken bouillon cube. Bring to a boil. Add a medium sized peeled and diced sweet potato. Bring back to a boil. You might want to cover your pan with a splatter guard at this point. Add a dash of salt and 2 teaspoons of Turkish Seasoning. Simmer 20 minutes. Add your choice of a frozen vege combo (we found one with okra, corn, green beans, and lima beans) and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve and make your mouth happy!