It's delicious at any time of year, but I call it Ash Wednesday stew as it is a good one to make when you don't want to eat animal products, and it will sit in the slow cooker until after the Ash Wednesday service!
1 tin aduki beans
1 clove garlic
1 chilli pepper
1 sweet red or yellow pepper
2 sweet potatoes
A cube of frozen ginger, or a piece of grated/chopped ginger root
500 ml vegetable stock
To serve: 1 tbs peanut butter; 1 tbs roasted peanuts or cashew nuts.
Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about them; when ready to eat, stir in the peanut butter, and sprinkle each bowlful with roasted peanuts or cashew nuts.