Monday, 18 December 2017

For a change....

After a successful first term away I'm delighted to report that TYM is home for a few weeks. He's no longer eating meat which is not a problem as I have always cooked a far higher percentage of meat free meals here at GBT. I'm always on the lookout for simple, thrifty, fuss free yet tasty new recipes to add to the repertoire. I tried this one recently and it got the thumbs up http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/b/baked-sweet-potatowithspicedchickpeasandcoconutmilkyogurt.html

As ever I made the following tweaks to fit in with my time schedule and what I actually had in the cupboard. The chickpea mix was quickly put together in the morning and left in the fridge to marinade, the onion/chilli/garlic combi was fried until it had softened as I think it would have remained quite raw otherwise, I didn't have any coriander in stock so that got left out this time and I really didn't want a half full pot of coconut milk yogurt mouldering away in the back of the fridge.....instead I grated some cream coconut and watered it down with a bit of water and a dollop of the Tesco Everyday cream cheese and then added some salt for flavour. I thought it made a very tasty dish and the big bonus for me was that, unlike baked potatoes, sweet potatoes count as one of your five a day. If you're not a fan of yams [as is the case with TYM as he struggles with the texture] I reckon the mix would be equally good served over rice.

Arilx

5 comments:

  1. Yes, mine came back as a vegi-whimp (an affectionate term seeing I am one too!) and it has been great having a fellow vegi in our house. He is in Spain on a uni trip and is loving the food and send back messages of all the things he has eaten ... I suspect I will have to improve my efforts at home to keep up with his now 'broadened' tastesbuds!!

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    1. It could take us both in all sorts of new and exciting directions!
      Arilx

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  2. He might enjoy Thug Kitchen - an American blog with some amazing meat-free recipes. The language is really naughty but the food always tastes wonderful!

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  3. Thanks Vix. Think he would enjoy the site. As for the language...well frankly TYM is pretty potty mouthed!
    Arilx

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  4. I love it!!! I adore chick peas so I would like to make this!

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