You probably know by now that food makes my happy, right? It can be the simplest of things; warm fresh sourdough with good olive oil, juicy cherry tomatoes straight from the garden. But one of the things which brings me the most joy are big bowls of delicious curry, dals, salads etc all served with flatbreads to scoop them up.
So of course when I was asked to create an organic meal for the Organic. Feed Your Happy campaign (creating a meal which makes me the happiest), it had to be to a curry.
Why do I love curries so much? Firstly of course the taste, the complex mix of spices slow cooked with the perfect combination of vegetables and pulses is just a winner in my book.
Here’s a few more reasons;
– Memories – mostly of back-packing around India and discovering food delights daily. I’ve got this crazy memory which means I can remember food but never the name of the place.
– Health – curries are a great way to eat organic veg and pulses. I always use either veg from the garden, organic boxes or the organic range from the supermarket.
The variety – eating multiple smaller dishes not only adds to flavour but pretty healthy too meaning you can eat a way larger range of nutrients.
– Perfect sharing food – what’s better than sharing all this deliciousness with friends and family.
So here it is, my tomato and chickpea curry with potato and pea cakes nestled in this nourishing curry. This is pure comfort in a bowl, perfect for chillier autumn nights. A rich tomato sauce with chunky chickpeas then little bits of tasty and soft potato and pea balls.
I served this with a big slaw and my buckwheat flatbreads. And of course my herby green dressing. Definitely my idea of food happiness.
And of course there are many reasons why organic feeds your happy, here are a few:
– Fewer pesticides
– No artificial colours & preservatives
– No GM ingredients
So the question is what food makes you happy? Share your happy meal with #FeedYourHappy
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