I love that I’m writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional ‘box’ you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the ‘buy nothing new curry’ because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I’d make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my son loved it the next day! “Better than your chips, mum!” And that my friends is really saying something.
IT. IS. SUPER. GOOD. I hope you enjoy it too. Just hang onto your fennel, chard and spinach stalks for a couple of weeks and whiz this up. It needs a curry so the spices give otherwise bland off cuts a big personality.
Hopefully this will help you get thinking about extra things that you normally compost, that could just go into the meal – a stalk, an ‘outer leaf’ of a broccoli / cauliflower… Get them in there!
If you want to take a fun waste challenge, why not join the “Give A Fork” campaign throughout October. Conceived by Sustainable Table, an awesome group of peeps helping people reduce waste and live sustainably without having to move to a commune! You could use this recipe as a starting point for the planning!
To serve – Suggestions
Eat as is from a bowl with fresh coriander on top
Eat over cauliflower rice or brown rice
Blend on high for a minute in your high speed blender until ultra smooth BUT remove cardamom pods first (at least 3-4 or it will be too potent blended to leave all in there)
Serve as a side along with other dishes on a curry night.
It lasted 3 days across my meal and 2 meals for me and the little man. Such amazing value with a few pantry staples and leftover veggie off cuts.
The chips are just wedge cut kipflers fried in coconut oil for 8-10 minutes and sprinkled with sea salt and dulse flakes (sea veggies)
Enjoy and why not post your waste reduction efforts too!?
Real Food. Less Waste. Yay