I'm trying to find a recipe for a vegetable stew that:
1. Has plenty of vegetables
2. Doesn't have potatoes
3. Doesn't have cream
4. Doesn't have a lot of non-vegetable ingredients (i.e. more than a few spices or herbs; I'm an undergrad in college and it's really not practical for me to have a fully stocked pantry since I cook once a week)
It's getting cold here and I'm having trouble finding internet recipes that fulfill the above criteria. If no such recipes are found, maybe an explanation of why?
P.S. If you've got any recommendations for a good, reasonably healthy cookbook of soups, stews, and other relatively uncomplicated meals, I'd love to hear them.