A hearty, delicious vegetarian meal that gets requested frequently by my meat-eating parents! Good with chunky pasta shapes (rigatoni or the like) or just served as a stew in deep dishes with a good bread. Do not substitute dry sage for fresh - the flavor simply does not translate. The cooking time listed is the absolute minimum. The stew's flavor only improves with long slow cooking, but I often throw the meal together in under half an hour. Makes terrific leftovers hot or cold! Derived loosely from a Moosewood cookbook recipe.