Curry Night

I ate a big variety of vegetables today and some fruit.

grapes watermel Watermelon and grapes for breakfast.grapes and watermelon 1 This is half a mini watermelon and a bunch of grapes.grapes and watermelon I felt peckish mid morning and had some pecans and sultanas.pecan and sultanas I went out to Food For Thought at lunch time and bought a kale and potato soup which was very good.  I will try and make this at home.kale and potato soup Plus a salad box.salad 5-5-15 1 This is the view from my desk.  I am lucky to have a desk beside the window, particularly since I work in a large open plan office which is a very deep building so most people are surrounded by the office and other people.  I get to see the sky and trees and life outside.looking at SA I always like light and shadows and the trees and buildings look lovely in the sunshine.buildings opposite At home I made a quick and easy cauliflower and potato curry.  This cauliflower was £1 and the potatoes were similar so that was a very cheap supper.  The recipe is from Sophie Grigson’s ‘Vegetables’ cook book.cauliflower and 2 potatoes Cauliflower and Potato Curry

Ingredients (serves 2-4)

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cm piece ginger, roughly chopped
2 chillies, deseeded and chopped
3 tbsp groundnut oil
500g potatoes, cut in to 2-3 cm chunks
1 cauliflower, broken in to florets
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
6 tbsp passata
salt

Method

Put the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and 3 tbsp water in to a blender and blitz until smooth and set aside

onion and pepper Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the potato and cauliflower until they begin to catch a little.
Lift out of the pan and reserve.
Add the mustard seeds to the pan.  When the seeds begin to pop add the onion mixture and fry over a moderate heat, stirring continuously until thickened (3 – 4 minutes)
Add the remaining spices, passata, 600ml water and salt.
Bring to the boil, return the cauliflower and potatoes to the pan, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

I ate mine as it was, served with coriander.

caul and pot curry This was simple but delicious.  I ate about half of it and am looking forward to the rest another night.cauliflower and potato curry

 

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Curry Night

  1. dray0308 says:

    Very healthy eating! It is nice to see someone eat so responsibly versus the fried food/junk most eat these days!

    • Thank you dray0308. I am still tempted to eat less healthy food sometimes but those times are becoming rarer and I feel worse for it. You definitely feel so much better when eating a whole food plant based diet.

      • dray0308 says:

        I hear you! I decided in December to change my lifestyle and eat fresh fruits, veggies and occasionally turkey or fish. No red meat. I feel 100% better after almost 6 months. I am down 16 pounds and wearing sizes I have not worn since college!

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