Most of us will want to begin with some kind of meat or chicken and the stock from cooking it. Veggie lovers will prefer using beans for their protein and perhaps use bouillon to enhance flavors. Other flavor-enhancers are garlic, cumin, marjoram, bay leaf, or chili powder.
To give your stew a good base, look in your cabinets and refrigerator. Try shredded cabbage, rice, couscous, or barley. Don't overlook squash this time of year; small cubes will add texture, flavor and color to your stew. How about turnips, onions
Now for the pantry, what do you have there? Are there cans of veggies Kitchen Pantry Cabinet Guys just doesn't eat too well as a side dish? Here is your opportunity to add some nutritious foods they will eat. Don't forget some beans: garbanzo, black beans, lima and other.
If your family enjoys tomatoes, add a can or two of diced tomatoes. From the freezer add a box of finely chopped spinach or broccoli: trust me, it will taste good.