Some meat-eaters balk at the idea of vegan stews and casseroles. But in fact, in a country of 60 million people, there is not enough land for free-range meat. And nobody agrees with factory-farming (apart from big companies that profit from it). So to stop it – everyone has to go a little more meat-free, and be thankful for vegans! Butter bean stew (Crowded Kitchen) is made with lots of veggies, canned beans and warming spices. Easy to make and ready in under an hour. Also try a vegan Lancashire hotpot!
Keep faux meats away from pets as they smell/taste/look like meat, but contain unsafe ingredients like onion, mushrooms etc. Read more on food safety for people & pets.
Stew with Ale & Pearl Barley (The Veg Space) is a hearty meal for the slow cooker, made with veggies and mushrooms in a thick beer gravy.