Updated: Sep 8
Now that I am onto the 'reintroduction' stage, things are looking up.
Curry is back!!
Reintroducing citrus fruits was ok but bringing back the Deadly Nightshade family means that really tasty options are on the menu!
Potatoes....think spicy wedges, olive-oil mash, roasties
Tomatoes....think pasta sauce (er without the pasta because that's not allowed yet), salad (well, I'm trying not to think of salad as I'm not a huge fan, but you get my drift?), curry bases.
Aubergines....think, well, aubergines???
Chillies.....yea! curry/bean chilli
Peppers....stuffed peppers, raw peppers, peppers with bells on!!
You may gather I am rather excited at the prospect of all these possibilities.
So I began with a bean curry. Simple - as always - but it hit the spot.
1 can Borlotti beans
1 can Black Chickpeas
1 can Tomatoes
1 can Coconut Milk
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Curry Paste
1/2 Lime (juice)
Chop onion and garlic, cook in a little coconut oil until transparent, add curry paste and tomatoes, simmer for about 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and beans and cook for an additional 10 minutes, add lime juice and serve. Come on, it couldn't be more simple (just like me haha).
I served it with....wait for it.....olive-oil mash - just because I could - and I did - and it was divine.
I'm still on smoothies for breakfast and soup for lunch because basically I am idle and they are easy.
For one supper I had yet more mash with cabbage and what was left of the bean curry but I cunningly and surprisingly saved some of the mash and cabbage for the following day.
What I did with the aforementioned mash and cabbage was inspiring, if I say so myself, well I have to because nobody else will!
I only went and sauteed half a bulb of fennel with some chestnut mushrooms and then put the mash and cabbage in the pan until crispy at the edges and made bubble and squeak - I know! You are jealous!!
I made enough for two meals - the picture above showing one such meal - I confess, after the photo, I ate the plateful and then ate all the rest.....well, it was good!
Tonight I ate a plateful of potato wedges with salt and pepper - because I could!
Whilst the oven was on I made up some red pepper halves filled with tomatoes, herbs and garlic and olive oil and allowed them to bake until soft - I will either eat them cold tomorrow with a - gag - salad or heat them up with er let me think um mash?
Oh and whilst waiting for things to cook I have been having Padron Peppers seared on an iron pan until charred, accompanied by a bottle of Left Field Kombucha - ah the simple pleasures!
more soon xx