Mary’s Eggplant, Tomato Sauce, Okra, Lentil Spiced Crockpot Stew

Today’s recipe is brought to you by Mary,  a Heal n Cure patient. The Eggplant, Tomato Sauce, Okra, Lentil Spiced Stew uses an exciting spice blend Advieh, Persian Spice Blend from

1 large eggplant or more peeled, then sliced through a mandolin for thin slices. Fried till dark in a small amount of olive oil on a cast iron grill fry pan. Start the other pieces in a second flat fry pan till the grill pan is free to use. Add to slow cooker.

In slow cooker add the following:

  • 12 oz bag frozen Pictsweet cut okra, rinsed.
  • 26 oz boxed POMI strained tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c. Trader Joe’s small whole green lentils
  • 1/2 zucchini chopped
  • 3-4 fresh green beans chopped
  • 2 mini pepper, red, orange, yellow
  • 1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil or 3 Kalamata Olives chopped
  • 3 T. Amore double concentrated tomato paste in a tube (salt)

The following spices can be adjusted to your taste, none have salt in them:

  • 2 t. Spice Islands Lemon Pepper blend in the grinder
  • 2 t. Penzeys Spices Roasted Garlic dried
  • 1 T. Penzeys Spices Minced Toasted Onion
  • 2 t. freshly ground Tellicherry Black Pepper (Ground from Penzeys Spices whole black Tellicherry peppers)
  • 1 t. dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1/8 t. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 t. dried Dill Weed
  • 1/4 t. Penzey’s Greek Seasoning (salt)
  • 1 t. dried Mint Leaves

The next ingredients are an absolute MUST, purchased online at – These are the secret ingredients that makes this over the top spectacular.

  • 2-3 T. Zamouri Spices ADVIEH Persian Stew Spice (no salt, no sugar)
  • 1 T. Zamouri Spices Sumac Berries Turkish ground


  • 4 beef bones with marrow.
  • 1/2 c. carmelized onions
  • 1/4 c. Nature’s Earthly Choice Black Rice

Just barely cover with filtered water. Cook on low for 9 hours or overnight.

Note: Half way through the cooking taste it to see if you want to add more spices, if you would like to add a little more water and stir it.

Serve this with the following:

Non-fat Fage 0% Greek yogurt with fresh lemon juice squeezed over it, and sprinkled with dried dill weed and/or dried mint flakes.

Lots of fresh mint leaves.

Mary’s Egg Parsley Herb Souffle (See recipe on website).

A glass of filtered water with a very small chunk of fresh peeled turmeric in it or fresh peeled ginger Mini baby cucumbers.