We got a swede in our veg box a couple of weeks ago, and I have to confess to not being a big fan, so it has been sat at the bottom of the fridge berating me for a while now.
But in the spirit of Waste not, want not, and being loathe to throw anything out, I consulted the good people of Twitter, and as usual, they responded with lots of really great suggestion. I was given a link to Abel and Cole’s ‘Roots Manoevre Curry’ but didn’t have quite all the stuff I needed. Instead of dashing out to the shops (which with 2 small people in tow, is never a dash-by the time you have asked them to put their shoes on 89 times, the big one has been to the loo, the Small one has decided that this is the best time of day to do a poo and needs a clean nappy, you have found the car keys, lost the car keys, entered into UN style negotiations about the wearing of coats…you get the picture) I got my stubborn head on and decided to root around in the fridge/cupboard to see what I could come up with.
This is what I had:
- swede (obviously)
- leeks x2
- a couple of tired carrots
- tin of tomatoes
- red lentils
- chicken stock cube
- dessicated coconut
- coriander seeds, cumin seeds,fennel seeds, root ginger, garlic
So I kind of bunged it all together, vaguely following the Able and Cole recipe for the spices.
I served it up with rice, and guess what…?
It was delicious!
Even BigSmall ate it and came back for more (and he is not a huge fan of vegetables..)
Is it sad to get such a sense of satisfaction out of using your cunning and ingenuity to make sure you have no food waste?!