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Veggie Christmas dish for both humans and dogs

Embrace the festive season with a heartwarming bowl of Vegetarian Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew – a comforting and nourishing dish perfect for both you and your furry companion to relish together during Christmas. As the holidays draw near, sharing a wholesome meal that caters to both humans and dogs is a delightful way to celebrate the spirit of togetherness.

This flavorful stew combines the earthy goodness of sweet potatoes and chickpeas with a medley of vegetables, creating a hearty blend that's as satisfying for humans as it is delightful for your four-legged friend. Crafted with care and consideration, this stew offers a balance of flavors and nutrients, making it a delightful addition to your holiday dining experience.

Vegetarian Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew:

Ingredients (for both humans and dogs):

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup diced carrots

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 1 onion, finely chopped (omit for dog)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (omit for dog)

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste (avoid adding salt for the dog portion)


For Humans:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

  2. Add the diced sweet potatoes, chickpeas, diced carrots, diced celery, vegetable broth, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  4. Once cooked, adjust the seasoning if needed and let the stew sit for a few minutes before serving.

For Dogs:

  1. Prepare a separate portion for your dog by setting aside a portion of the stew before adding any ingredients that might not be suitable for dogs, such as onion, garlic, additional salt and seasonings.

  2. Mix together the diced sweet potatoes, chickpeas, diced carrots, diced celery, and a portion of the vegetable broth.

  3. Serve the dog-friendly portion to your furry friend once it has cooled down to an appropriate temperature.

This Vegetarian Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew offers a warming and wholesome meal that's suitable for both you and your canine companion to enjoy during the holiday season. Adjust the portion sizes and omit any ingredients that may not be suitable for your dog's dietary needs.

As the aroma of this simmering stew fills your kitchen, it sets the stage for moments of shared joy and contentment. Whether served as a warming centerpiece for your Christmas dinner or as a shared treat to cherish with your furry companion, this hearty dish is sure to create cherished memories and bring smiles all around.

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the bond between you and your pet. Witness the happiness in your furry friend's eyes as they enjoy this delightful creation made with love and thoughtfulness. It's time to savor the warmth of the season together with a bowl of comforting stew that's not just a meal, but a gesture of shared love and joy.

Post the result on social media and don't forget to tag us so we can share the deliciousness @theatelierdog

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