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Spicy Swede, Chickpea and Carrot Stew

I am very happy with myself, I have cooked every night since the last weekend, and I even baked a pear and frangipane tart! If I was being honest, I should say I cheated a bit, as I made two stews, and I heated them up every evening, but I still used a stove, so that counts as cooking for sure :).

Anyway, I made this stew last Monday, I was feeling very under the weather, I had a headache, I didn't want to leave my bed all day. When I reached to my cupboards to make something, I had just a few basic ingredients, and I thought I will be eating a simple vegetable soup. But I am glad I let my imagination work a bit, and I came up with this delicious stew. 

Everyone cooks stews with pumpkins and squashes this time of the year, and if I had one at home, I would do the same, but I had to rely on what I had available, and surprisingly enough, swede and carrot stew was a great idea! What makes it better from any stews I made in the past is the harissa paste. It not only adds a little spice,…

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