I’ve never thought of myself as a real meat-eater but every year 2 days come along that test me in meal preparation. They are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. I was always brought up not to eat meat on those days and have memories of Mum & Dad eating banana butties on Good Friday – Eew! These 2 days of the year tend to be days when we eat very well in our house now – funny how when you have to give a little thought to pre-planning meals that don’t involve meat that we end up with meals fit for kings. I know the whole point of Ash Wednesday is to fast at the start of Lent but we are doing our own little bit.
This meal is gorgeous. Really good for me but a super tasty Vegetarian Chickpea Curry too. Even Dermot, a meat-eating St Helens man loved it. I’m always wary that Vegetarian options sometimes don’t fill but this really does and it is quick to make too. Leftovers in the fridge taste amazing the next day.
In our first house on the first Good Friday, I remember a day of decorating our living room in bright reds & greens followed by a tasty vegetarian curry – Yum! It was so exciting making our first home our own – We both worked long hours in our jobs at the time and were child free so really appreciated our full day of decorating.
We had this meal on Ash Wednesday just gone and it was a hit as much as ever. The girls always think that they won’t like it but secretly do (except Tara but we’ll work on her!) They enjoy dipping the poppadums in and scooping up the chickpeas. They don’t realise that they are eating healthily either – bonus!
- “This post is an entry into the Foodies100/Schwartz Flavour of Together challenge.”
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- If you don’t use the whole tin of coconut milk, you could use the leftovers for Sweet Potato Thai Soup
- I’m also entering this recipe into Emily’s Recipe of the Week linky …