April 6, 2009

happy quiet Sunday

Celebrating April

For some reason Sundays are rarely peaceful here, probably because we so want them to be. This Sunday was different, relaxing, lazy, even productive. Quick delicious lunch, afternoon sewing, then bright cheerful colors in the living room. Laundry folded, evening walk, kids in bed *on time*. Can it get any better? Only if it happens more often.

lazy sunday lunch

Eggplant curry (adapted and, yes, improved from this month's Real Simple)

1 medium onion chopped
olive or coconut oil
1 eggplant, cubed
1 T curry powder
1 T ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 can chickpeas
4 medium tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 c water

Sautee onion for a few minutes, add eggplant and spices, more oil if needed. Cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring often. Add chopped tomatoes, drained chickpeas, tomato sauce and water if needed. Cook for 3-5 more minutes. Serve over rice, buckwheat, or quinoa.

new friend


Amy said...

That curry looks amazing! DO YOUR KIDS ACTUALLY EAT IT?? How?!

Anonymous said...

just noticed that you link to me so i thought i'd pop over and say hi. Beautiful blog you have here! Great photography, clean design- lovely.

Kara said...

The eggplant curry looks yummy, one quick question, The can of tomato sauce, is that just like a can of pureed tomatoes? Just trying to buy the right thing here in the UK, I can get passata/seived tomatoes easily. Alternatively, do you think it would work using a tin of tomatoes to replace it and the fresh tomatoes?

Tory said...

Hi Olya - Thanks for the great suggestions you made for improving my curry disaster. Yours looks delish!