Peel & cut all the vegetables. Cut to quite a small size (about folded finger size)
Heat a little oil in a large saucepan or cooking pot
Add the onion and fry gently for about 1min, then add all the other vegetables a bit at a time coating in the oil as you do so.
Add the herbs, Salt & Pepper and stir in well
Add the vegetable stock so it covers all the vegetables and stir in. You may have some left over. Pop a lid on the pot.
Bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer for about 45mins or until all the vegetables are almost cooked. Add more Stock or water if required during cooking.
When almost cooked, stir in some gravy thicking. This can be gravy granules or some Cornflour (mix the cornflour with a little water and mix to a paste first, then add to the stew).
Add the dumplings and recover and cook until the dumplings have risen.