With all this glorious rain we’re getting we had a hankering for some hearty winter stew.  Something with a lot of veggies, a full helping of potatoes, savory sausage, and a dash of spice.  This Romanesco + Sausage Winter Stew was a winner.



Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull

Yields 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms (any kind), thinly sliced
  • 2 links Field Roast Italian Sausage, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 6-8 cups vegetable broth*
  • 3 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 small or 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 head romanesco (sub broccoli or cauliflower), broken into florets
  • 1 15 oz. can (1 ½ cup) great northern beans (sub chickpeas or cannellini beans)
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar + splash
  • 1 Tbsp. tarmari
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch of fresh oregano
  • fresh kale, cabbage or carrots for garnish


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, water sauté diced onions for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sausages, and cook another 2-3 minutes, or until onions/mushrooms begin to caramelize.
  • Add a splash of balsamic vinegar then incorporate minced garlic and cook another minute, or until garlic becomes aromatic.
  • Add vegetable broth and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, add red and sweet potatoes.   Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender (test with a fork).
  • Add romanesco and beans, and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • Incorporate balsamic vinegar and tarmari.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Pour into serving bowls, garnish with fresh kale, cabbage or carrots, and enjoy!


  • Adjust the amount of broth – start with 6 cups and go from there – until you reach your perfect brothy consistency.  Technically stew has very little broth (just enough to cover the main ingredients), but if you like a lot of broth then go for it!


Thrive on,

Coach Jentry


Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 12/24/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Tabata Circuit

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Tabata Circuit

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Tabata Circuit

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Tabata Circuit

11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp – Coach Briana (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)