romantic vegetable stew
This recipe melds together luscious flavors and scents, making it fancier than your average stew—and a fabulous choice for a romantic evening at home. The recipe itself feeds more than two, however, so if you make this for a date night, you can look forward to leftovers—and another romantic meal later in the week! Alternatively, if your household is larger than two, share the love and turn this delicious dish into a family dinner that will warm everyone’s heart.
1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, broken into bite-sized pieces
8 to 10 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
8 small red potatoes, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved (and, if ...