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Belgian Stoemp

Belgian Stoemp

By: Georgia Harding

Stoemp is one of the most popular, widely made Belgian dishes. Traditionally, it is a dish of mashed potatoes with one or more additional vegetables. Because variety is so important nutritionally, this is a supercharged side that’s certainly worth the extra effort and so much more nourishing and delicious than plain old mash.



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  • 2 potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & quartered
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ bunch kale, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 rasher bacon, diced (optional)
  • 60mL broth or stock
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Place the potatoes, sweet potato and garlic in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Cook until the potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the kale, cabbage and bacon.
  • Strain the potatoes in a colander.
  • Add the butter to the pot then add the bacon (if using) and fry until it starts to cook. Add the kale and cabbage, stirring occasionally until wilted.
  • Add the potato back to the pan with the stock or broth and seasoning. Mash until creamy, then serve.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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