March 15, 2017 17

Sunshine Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew + big news from big heart tea co!

Vegan, turmeric golden stew with cauliflower and chickpeas.
Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan.
While I’ve been keeping up with posting here weekly. I must admit I’ve been a little preoccupied energetically. I’ve been spending almost all of my time with my new baby.

Big Heart Tea Co.

Big Heart Tea Co. {formerly Retrailer Tea} was founded by my friend Lisa. In a tea trailer. Back in 2012. But before we get to this love story and this golden stew, here is some pop-up news!

My next dinner, Forever Spring has been announced. Local friends {and friends who wanna travel to STL} – I released tickets to my newsletter club last night. These folks get first dibs for being awesome and a part of this secret email list.

Forever Spring is slated to sell out. Purchase your tickets before it’s too late. I’ll see ya there!

Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan.Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan.Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan.

It isn’t a secret that when I first moved to Saint Louis I wasn’t into it. I was angry and resentful and depressed and anxious. I distinctly remember walking into the cafe near my house for the first time. Lisa’s tea was sitting on a shelf. ‘Cup of Love’, ‘Cup of Sunshine’, the tea boxes read. The tone of the captions felt like I wrote them. I picked the boxes up. I bought them all. I told Chris, this tea gives me hope. Hope in the Midwest. That people here will be alright. Cool even. And hope that I’ll feel good again, someday soon.

A few months went by. I spent a lot of my money on this tea. I bought it everywhere I went. I was literally getting by on it. And one day I was like I’m just gonna write this tea babe. So I did. I sent her an email. And told her she was cool and that she gave me hope and asked her if we could get breakfast sometime. Up until then I didn’t even know her name.

Her name was Lisa. She had just had a baby. We went out to breakfast. She told me it was her first time out of the house since Astrid was born. She forgot her wallet. I knew then we were destined for great things together.

Flash forward. Lisa started helping me with my pop-ups. She has been a part of them from day one. That relationship blossomed into my role at Big Heart Tea Co. today. I’m both proud and honored to work as their director of marketing – or what I like to call digital storyteller. You know content creator/social media babe/influencer wrangler/house photographer.

Our tisanes are hand-blended, our chai is slow-brewed and our teas are hand picked and ethically sourced directly from farmers around the world. We have a line of seven tisanes and our newest product Cup of Sunshine Dust. A nearly water soluble, proprietary powdered blend based of our of flagship tisane, Cup of Sunshine.

Cup of Sunshine Dust is a blend of ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and malabar peppercorn. It’s peppery and fiery. It promises to excite your flavor receptors while simultaneously fighting inflammation, stimulating digestion and improving your immune system. It tastes good. It’s good for you. You can’t lose. The obvious use is golden milk, but there are so many culinary applications, like in this vegan, golden stew.

Enjoy these images of last week’s Big Heart Big Launch party. I hope you love Big Heart Tea Co. as much as I do. And I promise, With Food + Love isn’t going anywhere. I just need to learn how to divide my time and energy between the two more evenly. BIG LOVE, xx.

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Big Heart Tea Co. Launch Party | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan. Big Heart Tea Co. Launch Party | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan. Big Heart Tea Co. Launch Party | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan. Big Heart Tea Co. Launch Party | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan. Big Heart Tea Co. Launch Party | Cauliflower chickpea golden stew made with Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Sunshine Dust. A turmeric, golden stew that's naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Sunshine Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew
 
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Adapted from my Coconut Curry Chickpeas. This dish uses canned coconut milk, but I bet you could achieve a delicious stew with any plant-based milk if you didn't have coconut on hand.
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Makes: 4 bowls
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Sunshine Dust
  • {2} cans full-fat or lite coconut milk
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • {1} can or 1/1 cup chickpeas {rinsed + cooked}
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large sauté pan heat the olive oil over low heat. Add in the onions and sweat for 5 minutes. Then add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Then add in the lemon juice and stir to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add in the Sunshine Dust and stir. Add in the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper, stir and bring to a simmer. Add in the cauliflower and cook for 5 - 7 minutes or until the florets are tender.
  3. Add in the chickpeas and simmer for a minute more. Remove from the heat, and add in the parsley. Serve warm with rice is your prefer.

This post is in partnership with Big Heart Tea Co.; all opinions are my own.

17 Responses to "Sunshine Cauliflower Chickpea Golden Stew + big news from big heart tea co!"

  1. Reply

    Alison @Foodbymars

    March 15, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    The Sunshine Dust is so good. And I loved reading more about how you guys formed a bond, and where the teas are sourced. Congrats! Also, coconut curry is my favorite. So I’m loving this recipe too.

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    Barrie Scaglione

    March 15, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    Congrats again, my love. You are an inspiration to us all. Much success with your new endeavor, and I can’t wait to see Big Heart Tea Co. on my grocery stores shelves. Love, Mom. xo

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    Sophie - The Green Life

    March 15, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    I’m so happy and excited for you Sherrie! I can’t wait to try these tea blends, they sound absolutely fabulous! Wishing you the best of luck in this exciting journey. xx

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    amanda paa

    March 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    I love hearing the story about the first time you and Lisa met. And I love that you just reached out to her with an email after finding comfort in her tea. Kindred spirits, and now business partners. I’m so happy for you to have something so special, in addition to all the other amazing things you do. I’ve just recently gotten my hands on the Sunshine Dust and I’m already labeling myself a fan girl. But I’m also ready to dive more into the different tea blends. And this stew – it has my name all over it. I think alongside some seedy bread. All the love, amanda

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    Lea

    March 16, 2017 at 12:31 AM

    Sherrie, this is such great news! Congratulations! I so love the adventures you share, the great recipes and all that you share here, and now this new flowering in your life! Wishing all of you the best. I can’t wait to try these teas and this golden stew.

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    Karlie

    March 16, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    Wow this is so amazing! I can’t wait to check out these lovely teas from a seemingly lovely human! Right up my alley. And this stew looks delicious. xx

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    Patry from Sabores y Momentos

    March 16, 2017 at 6:27 AM

    Sounds great, congrats on this new adventure! The stew looks amazing! xx

  8. Reply

    Sarah | Well and Full

    March 16, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    I came here to write about how excited I am about this launch, but I really have to say – that comment on here from your mom is so sweet.

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak

    March 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    This story of how you guys connected is so sweet! I’m super excited to try this stuff and I love this application of the Sunshine Dust here. Congrats!!!

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    Alanna

    March 16, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Not sure what I’m more excited about rn. Sunshine Dust for breakfast, or for dinner. So excited to make this! And dying to try all the other tisanes from Big Heart. I’m hooked! All the big tea flavors sound SO GOOD. Love your beautiful photos too, Sherrie!

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    Annie

    March 16, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    This story makes me so happy! Congratulations!! You girls are super inspiring!!! xoxo

  12. Reply

    Jessie Snyder

    March 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM

    This company is so stinking cute I want to try it all! In love with the branding, and photography (of course). So excited for you Sherrie. What a neat way to fall in love with your city, and a sweet person to support a business with. Just lots of love being felt over here. Will have to try to be at one of your dinners sometime this life, they always sounds and look like a dream. xo

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    Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures

    March 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    I’m so obsessed with the Sunshine dust – you’ve definitely converted me into a customer. I’ll be stocking up again soon! So glad you were able to find creative Midwest badass boss babes to partner with on creative adventures. I told you not all of us Midwesterns are lame. Ha!

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    Tessa | Salted Plains

    March 19, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    So, so excited for you. And happy the Midwest has become a home for you. This post made me tear up bit. I’m in love with Sunshine Dust and the fact that this lady-driven company is right here in MO! I will be making it to one of your pop-ups. Fingers-crossed for a summer date! xo

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    bella

    March 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Congratulations on Big Heart Tea Co. and on finding hope and joy! I am excited to watch your journey unfold.

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    Abby @ Heart of a Baker

    March 21, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    I loved reading about your journey, so exciting! I’m already loving the Sunshine Dust and am going to order about a pound more, to keep myself stocked up forever and ever. This stew is nourishing and calming AF, everything I need right now. xo

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    Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek

    March 22, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    I’m so excited for you in this new venture! I loved the Sunshine Dust, and I am definitely looking for more culinary uses to use it in. I imagine it’s wonderful in so many places like this stew. So many heart eyes over here for you guys! Will definitely be ordering some more varieties. xo

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