this stew which I loved first time round and is quite similar.
Lisa's Kitchen who has generously taken over responsibility for My Legume Love Affair, the monthly event celebrating beans and lentils and legumes that Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook founded. Lisa is also hosting the February edition.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: NCR couscous salad with chermoula
Two years ago: Chocolate cashew fudge and nut roast love!
Three years ago: Shrove Tuesday Blinis
Four years ago: MLLA8 Dal Makhani
Five years ago: PPN #52 Gyoza and Salad
Margaret Quinn's Brown Bread
From Bread, Scones, Stories and Songs by Breezy Willow
4 cups (500ml) white flour
2 cups (1 litre) wholemeal flour
1 heaped tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp bicarb soda
pinch salt - generous
450 - 650ml of milk (I used soy)
Mix the dry ingredients and add the milk. Mix to a soft dough and knead lightly for a couple of minutes until it comes together into a big scone. I added 650ml and it was quite sticky but was fine with a little extra flour when kneading. Place on a floured baking tray. Slash a cross on top of the dough with a sharp knife. Bake at 190 C for 45 minutes (my oven is a bit slow but it took me 1 hour and 10 minutes). Cool on a wire rack.
Pumpkin, kale and chickpea curry - work in progress
Adapted from Spark People
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
10 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp brown mustard seeds
1/2 tsp stock powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli paste
400ml coconut milk
3 x 130ml tins of water (I added these gradually)
2 tins (of 400g each) chickpeas and cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
550g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and diced
1/2 bunch kale, destemmed, chopped and washed
Fry onion in oil in large saucepan until browned. Add garlic, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. Cook for a minute or two until the seeds are smelling cooked. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
On the stereo:
The Moths are Real: Serafina Steer