This is a great way to use up potatoes left over from a previous meal. Oh and eggs. To make it vegan, just skip the eggs. A quick tip – book the eggs and potatoes in the same pan if you’re using raw potatoes.
1 or 2 hard boiled eggs per person
A few potatoes boiled and chopped up
Tin tomatoes or passata
Celery, 2 or 3 sticks, diced
Ginger – 1 tsp fresh or frozen
Garlic – 1 tsp fresh or frozen
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp or a small fresh one chopped
Masala powder (optional) – 1tsp
Salt & pepper to taste
Boil the potatoes (10 minutes till al dente) and eggs (7/8 minutes till you’re happy they’re done).
Brown your onion and toast the cumin seeds, add the ginger and garlic and leave to mingle for 5 minutes. Add your spices and season to taste.
Pour in the tomatoes, mix and cook for 5 or 6 minutes. Drain the potatoes and add them and the celery. Mix in well and simmer.
When your eggs are done, run them under a cold tap, peel and slice. Add them to the pan for a minute and spoon some of the sauce over them.
Serve. You can add raita or yoghurt to serve or your choice of Chutney etc. I don’t tend to serve it with rice because of the potatoes but it’s up to you. I do like a piece of naan to dip.
This is based on a recipe from my lovely work wifey whose family come from Gujarat in India. You can use different vegetables to bulk it out and it tastes just as good reheated the next day minus the eggs.
So a little box of treats winged its wayt to me from Glasgow.
I am trying to eat better and stay away from chemical heavy cosmetics and beauty products so I thought The Vegan Kind’s boxes would be worth a look.
This is apparently a mystery box, presumably they are themed. This one contained several edible things and a body wash.
There was a pouch of pear puree which went into my herbalife shake along with a banana.
The red banana powder is something I already use and like, so this was a bonus as it’s not particularly cheap.
The gingerbread topper mix – designed for I think granola or muesli will either end up in a shake or on a fruit salad.
Quinoa crisps which I will try during the week with some quark dip.
Teabags – I like a herbal tea every now and then – so these will be drunk at some point.
Recipe card – what a lovely idea, including a recipe card so you can make something tasty – this one’s for a super green smoothie.
Finally the Organic Surge shower gel – started using this yesterday – smells amazing and really cleansing. And it’s a generous full-size bottle not a dinky sample.
I’ve also ordered their vegan beauty box to test out, will review once it’s delivered.
Recently I have been trying to improve my nutrition and eat better. In the last couple of years I’ve fallen into bad habits and need to sort my food choices out.
I enjoy cooking (and baking) but have been lazy when I know better and eaten junk food, takeaways and other rubbish.
The Greek salad above is one of the simplest ways to eat better. Feta cheese, tomatoes (I like different coloured cherry toms), red onion, cucumber, olives (if you like them), drizzled with olive oil and a scatter of ground black pepper. Done. Takes a few minutes, tastes great and all that veg is great for you.
And for dessert? How about this:
Fat free yoghurt, fresh raspberries and sprinkled desiccated coconut. Tastes delicious, good for you too.
Now, neither of these things require much effort or actual cooking, so they’re perfect for a lazy person.
More recipes soon. (Problem is I never photograph my food, too busy eating it!)