This was a recipe I first started playing around with over 10 years ago - it is based on a recipe from the original Essense of Emeril TV show - circa 1995. I like it best with Chicken stock, but using mushroom broth to make it completely vegetarian doesn't lessen the recipe much. All my friends and family say they have never tasted anything else quite like it. A tiny bit of feta crumbled on top when serving (reduced fat feta works fine too if you like to lighten things up) should not be omited, really! The tanginess of the feta perfectly compliments the lemon & mint undertones in the stew. One big pot is all that is needed. The time consuming part is all up front in the chopping.