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Curl up with a bowl of healthy, comforting stew to keep you warm during the cold winter months

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Lentil-Tomato Stew with Browned Onions

This hearty vegetarian lentil-tomato stew makes a great main course, is rich in dietary fibre, and offers more than 300 percent of the daily recommended intake for beta carotene.

Get the recipe: Lentil-Tomato Stew with Browned Onions

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