1 lb. okra, 1/2-inch slices, caps and tips discarded
1 oz. tomato paste
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
16 oz. vegetable broth
2 tsp. Spice House King Creole seasoning
1 Tbsp. Spice House Gumbo File
2 bay leaves
1 oz. fresh thyme
16 oz. chickpeas, rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan combine flour and vegetable oil over medium heat and cook until deep brown, set aside.
In heavy bottom pot, heat olive oil until shimmering; add onions, green pepper, celery and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent, approximately 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until they release the...