Because I often nibble on snacks that I shouldn’t really be touching with a 10-metre pole (ie. Crisps/chips and chocolate!), most of the time, I feel like I should be eating something healthy when it comes to the main meals. Only problem, I just can’t eat a salad for a main meal. No matter how hard I try.
When I try, I start off eating a salad, then 30 minutes later, raid the kitchen eating everything in sight. So I figure, it’s better to eat something that appeals to me, and try to make that healthy, than have salad as “starters” to a huge meal of junk later.
So here’s another quick and lazy meal that I whipped up in less than 10 minutes with only very very basic spices (I have nothing left in the kitchen!). I added lots of broccoli so that I felt better about having eaten a big packet of chips 2 hours earlier!
This is what I put in:
- 1 tbs curry powder (mixed in ½ cup of water)
- 1 tbs ground coriander (mixed with the curry powder paste above)
- 1 ½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tomato diced
- lots of garlic (minced)
- Sliver of ginger (minced)
- 400g can chickpeas
I first mixed the curry powder and ground coriander in about ½ a cup of water.
I fried the onion till brown, and then added the garlic, ginger, tomato and curry paste. I then cooked the tomato until soft, added the water and threw everything else in.
10 minutes later – it’s all done.
Not exactly an extremely original or creative dish but at least it stopped me from having more chips as dessert!