Summer Stew (Vegan Yack Attack On the Go Cookbook Giveaway!)

Summer Stew (Vegan Yack Attack On the Go Cookbook Giveaway!)

The perfect Summer Stew from Jackie Sobon's Vegan Yack Attack On the Go Cookbook! Use  up gorgeous summer vegetables, easy and simple ingredients and ready in no time! This stew is healthy, vegan and so hearty. Serve alongside some delicious crusty bread for a satisfying meal!

I'm excited to share with you today a new cookbook from my blogger pal, Jackie Sobon, with Vegan Yack Attack. I shared a recipe from her 1st cookbook, Vegan Bowl Attack, 2 years back and here she is back with her 2nd book!

As you might have gathered from the title, her book is Plant-based Recipes for Your Fast-Paced Vegan Lifestyle. I don't know about you, but I'm always in the mood for easy and quick recipes without much fuss. That is my own focus for my blog here, so this book had me extra excited.

Jackie's new cookbook includes these amazing chapters:

  • Vegan Eating Made Easy
  • Quick Breakfast, Snacks, and Treats
  • Prep-Ahead Recipes
  • Lunch Box Stuffers
  • Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
  • Bulk Cooking
  • Food on the Move
  • Make Your Own Staples

These chapters focus on making your life easier, on-the-go lifestyle, bulk cooking or prepping ahead and not too much fuss. She has so many amazing and delicious recipes in this book. Some of the recipes that stand out to me are:

Vanilla Chip Buckwheat Bars (pg. 57)

Smoky Parmesan Popcorn (pg. 59)

Baked Falafel Collard Cups (pg. 84)

Bagel Hummus Veggie Sandwich (pg. 80)

Pita Pizza Trio (pg. 124)

Green Enchilada Casserole (pg. 148)

Teriyaki Adzuki Grill Packets (pg. 158) Can't wait to try those!

My goodness, is your mouth watering like mine is yet??

It didn't take me long to decide which recipe to pick to share with you all. Knowing my love for soup, I instantly wanted to share this Summer Stew. It is easy, fast and super tasty! I loved her use of several veggies so it was incredibly healthy and hearty too. It's located in the 30 Minutes or Less chapter. I chuckled a bit too, because I also have a 30 minutes or less chapter in my own cookbook coming out in a couple of months!

What I really loved about this recipe is how many fresh veggies she uses. I love, love zucchini so I was excited to use a bunch of it in the soup. I also love the heartiness of it with the white beans. I dumped in a good amount of red pepper flakes and even some cayenne since I really love a kick. It was filling, yet light and refreshing at the same time. In other words, PERFECT for summer!

Thank you so much to Jackie for allowing me to share this recipe with all of my readers today. Recipe reprinted with permission from Vegan Yack Attack On The Go! © 2018 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. You can order Jackie's book on Amazon!

Yields 4 servings

Summer Stew

Even if you don’t have your own garden, you have probably known someone that was inundated with tomatoes and zucchini once summer came around. This stew uses much of the produce that summer has to offer, such as zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, and corn, and it does so quickly and deliciously! I love serving this with basket of toasted, crusty bread on the table.

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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5 based on 6 review(s)


  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 cup (140 g) diced onion
  • 2 cups (280 g) chopped zucchini
  • 4 ounces (120 g) green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups (500 g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1½ cups (315 g) cooked corn kernels
  • 2 cans (30 ounces, or 850 g) white beans, plus liquid
  • 1 cup (235 ml) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley, or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or more to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)1 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Warm the oil (I just used a couple tablespoons of broth instead) in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions, zucchini, and green beans to the pot, sautéing for 5 minutes or until the onions are mostly translucent. Next, stir the garlic, tomatoes, and corn into the vegetables, sautéing for 3 more minutes.
  2. Add the white beans plus liquid, vegetable broth, basil, parsley, black pepper, and optional red pepper to the pot. Simmer covered over medium-low heat for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste the stew and season with salt, plus more herbs if you prefer. Serve hot.


I pureed about half of the tomatoes before adding to the soup since I don't like too many chunks and wanted to really taste the tomato flavor throughout. I doubled the spices (as Jackie suggests when tasting if desired) and doubled the salt as well since my canned beans had none and added cayenne.

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  1. Thanks for the chance! I love your recipes and enjoy the blog!
  2. Looks delicious! I'm sad to miss out on 2 more entries, but I refuse to join Twitter :P
  3. Ooo. I need this cookbook! :)
  4. I sort of love hot summer soups. Looks great!
  5. Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed!
  6. This soup looks perfect for our current abundant summer vegetable moment. Thank you, and I would love to have the book! celesta
  7. This looks great, going to try it tomorrow!
  8. My vegan daughter in college would love this cookbook!
  9. No Twitter for me or Facebook or Instagram. Want to reach me? Send an email. Thanks!
  10. so want this book. but agree no tweets ( tweets are for twits). everything looks amazing. this stew is on the "do" list!
      Tweets are for twists, haha that made me laugh out loud!!
  11. Liz
    I have to try this! Hope to win the giveaway!
  12. well, I seem to love everything this cookbook is about! VEGAN EASY FAST SIMPLE FRESH Now I am heading to my garden to get those fresh veggies to make this Summer Stew! YUM
  13. This looks great! Always ready to try a new dish.
  14. Looks delish!!
  15. I will definitely be trying this soup. Would love to win a cookbook too!
  16. This recipe is perfectly timed - all these ingredients are currently being harvested from my garden.
  17. Always need ideas to use up zucchini
  18. omg i love BOTH your blogs so much!! vegan blog goals <3
  19. AR
    Can't wait to try this. My hubby loves soups year round!
  20. Sue
    Dang girl, that recipe is so quick even I can do it!
  21. Can't wait to try this recipe out!
  22. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This soup looks delicious!
  23. This cookbook looks amazing!
  24. I always look forward to your emails w/ new postings. Everything I’ve tried has been yummy & easy to make! Thanks
  25. That Sunmer Stew looks delicious. I hope I win the cookbook so I can try the other recipes, as well.
  26. This cookbook and recipe looks amazing! I love good on the go recipes!
  27. Yum, thanks for the recipe and giveaway!
  28. Okay, I seriously have to get this cookbook. I'm drooling over the recipes in the index!!
  29. This looks amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!
  30. This looks so yummy! I have all the ingredients to make it too! I'm going to make it for our guests this weekend!! I would LOVE to win this cookbook!
  31. Oh My Yum does this stew look fantastic & delicious! I can't wait to try it. I wouldn't mind winning this cookbook & adding it my collection
  32. You can never have enough cookbooks! This will have to tide me over until yours comes out :)
  33. Love The Vegan 8! And would love to have this cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity!
  34. The soup looks terrific! Now I need to find neighbors with extra zucchini!!! (I cannot grow anything)
  35. I would love to win this cookbook. My youngest daughter, who just had her first baby, has been vegan for years. Now my oldest daughter and I are trying to become vegan. I say trying because every day is a challenge to find a recipe that we both like and agree on. This book would help tremendously. Thanks!
      Hi Deborah! You should definitely try my Vegan Stuffed Shells. They are currently the #1 recipe on my blog right now and I've heard from dozens that it is their favorite meal EVER since becoming vegan because it tastes identical to the dairy version. Meat-eaters, everybody loves it. Also, this Caesar Chickpea Sandwich right now is also a huge hit with all people, vegan or not! Try these. My Garlic Alfredo is another top recipe nearly every month for the last 5 years :) Great options.
  36. Would love to win your cookbook.
  37. This soup looks so yummy! I don't have a garden, but can't wait to go to farmer's market this weekend and get all the veggies to make this. The whole cookbook sounds fantastic!
  38. the cookbook looks great and i would love to win a copy. those buckwheat bars and popcorn have my name written all over them :) I'm another one who refuses to "twitter" so as much i would like to win those options are out for me as well.
  39. I love your recipes and blog!
  40. I love your recipes and blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy!
  41. This looks like a great soup without being too heavy. The cookbook looks GR8!
  42. I think this soup should be prepared and eaten later as a cold soup for those hot summer days. Love during the word about Vegan 8. Your cookbook will be a hit.
      Thank you so much Michelle!
  43. This stew looks like a quick but hearty meal. I like that it is versatile because I plan on tweaking (not tweeting) it with whatever I have from the garden. Right now, I have all the veggies. A new cookbook would be great to get me motivated to cook in this hot summer weather!
  44. The stew is a great expression of the summer garden, I am so happy to have access to all the fresh vegetables to use in this recipe. I certainly am going to try the Thai green curry sweet potato soup dish as coconut red curry soup is one of my favorite dishes to prepare and eat. Actually, coconut curry soup yellow, green or red I love them all! Thank you
      Wonderful Marjorie! Enjoy the stew and be sure to let me know what you think of the green curry! It’s been such a hit with readers so I can’t wait to hear after you make it. :)
  45. The stew looks so simple and delicious! Perfect on a rainy summer day, can’t wait to try it after a farmers market haul.
  46. Looks like a great book.
  47. This summer stew looks inviting and amazing. The colors are so bright and summery, I just want to reach into the page and take a bite. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try.
  48. Love your blog - and this soup looks great :)
  50. I can see myself getting this book, but I don't like hard cover books. I'll wait for the paperback. Still, I hope it won't be a long wait.
  51. I can see myself getting this book, but I don't like hard cover books. I'll wait for the paperback. Still, I hope it won't be a long wait.
  52. I've had a little bit of a sore throat this past week, and this summer stew would be perfect! Looks delicious and so does the cookbook!
  53. I love your blog and recipes! Gotta won me copy if that delicious looking book!!!
  54. Mmmmmm. Soup!! Must. Win. Book!!
  55. Mmman that looks good. I like soup year round, gonna make it tonight.
  56. Such a great job girl! The soup looks amazing as does her book. I have it on my list to review and now I can't wait to look through it! Killing it like always!
      thank you my friend!!
  57. We've been having high temps in the 90s in Southern Oregon but it didn't deter me from making stew last week (Indian-Spiced Chickpea-Potato) and tomorrow I'll be making yet another stew (African-Inspired Peanut with sweet potato and kidney beans). Granted, they are both crockpot recipes and I love the idea of doing prep in the morning and being able to smell dinner simmering all day long not to mention the bonus of NOT cooking over a hot stove. (Thank goodness for air conditioning!) But this recipe looks yum and the quick prep and cook time are definite bonuses. I would love to win the cookbook. I've been vegan since 2011 and I'm all about quick and easy since my general operating mode is s-l-o-w. Thanks for letting me know about the cookbook and providing this recipe. :)
  58. This looks great! ...when the garden gives me the go-ahead...
  59. I don’t have Facebook or twitter ! So I’m leaving a comment!! I am making this for dinner and would love the book:))))
  60. That summer stew looks delicious! I'd love to add your book to my collection!
  61. Looks so yummy!
  62. So looking forward to trying this soup! Looks delish! Also, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the cookbook. Looking forward to bragging about it. :)
  63. No tweets for me either. Love this recipe. Trying it tomorrow. May try to put in my Crock-Pot. Too hot to cook in Hawaii.
      Tweets are optional, not required to enter :) I hope you enjoy the stew!
  64. That soup looks amazing... ~Have a lovely day!
  65. This stew looks so delicious!!! I know it will still be good even with all my (necessary no-nightshade) edits ;) All her recipes sound amazing! Aaaand, no tweeting for me………
  66. I would like to try the Summer Stew.
  67. Yum, this is just what I needed to help with cooking up my exploding garden. I've been trying to give away as much as I can, but people seem to be getting over saturated wth my zucchini!☺ Thanks for giveaway.
  68. Tried the stew today ( on a hot summer day) and it was delicious....i was surprised with how incredibly tasty it was...i never would have guessed it from the simple ingredients. Thank you.

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