Chop the onions, carrot, garlic, and parsley. Set aside.Over medium high heat in a skillet, add the oil. Once heated, add the carrots and onions. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the okra. Stir and cook for about 25 minutes. Use the spoon to mash the okra as they become tender.Cover with a lid and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Stir to avoid sticking at the bottom, and continue to mash with the spoon. This process should take about 5 minutes.Cover and cook for additional 10 minutes.Remove the cover, and add in the tomato paste. Stir well to combine. Then add ½ cup of water.
While mixing, add in the spinach a little at time until you have used half of the spinach bag. Add in 1 ½ cups of water. Cover and allow to cook for about 10 minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.Uncover, stir and add in the remaining spinach. Next, add in the parsley and garlic. Add in the remaining 2 cups of water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, uncover, stir, and add in the spices, cayenne pepper, and vegetable paste. Stir well, then add the slurry.Cover to simmer over medium heat for an additional 15 minutes over medium heat. Serve over white rice or with yellow yams.
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