Curried Cauliflower and Chickpeas is a rich and spicy #meatfree meal. With all that flavor you won’t miss the meat!
The #MeatlessMonday movement has continued in the house of AKH. Which is surprising to me. What’s even more surprising is that S said he like this dish! I mean, when I thought about putting it together for our Monday meal I had my doubts. I’ve made just a few that he’s actually liked besides the pasta dishes. I mean, who doesn’t love pasta? Seriously? There are people like that in the world?? *faints*
I thought instead of my usual snarky rant, I’d follow up with the Five Among Friends. For some reason, I missed this last week. *shrugs*
Sadly, I will have to skip one question. Being as I’m barren and have no children.
1. What is your Favorite Holiday and why?
It’s a toss up: Christmas or Halloween. They’re both truly big baking holidays. S will probably tell you Christmas is my favorite holiday. There was that one Christmas where we went out a few days before just to get a tree. I mean, it’s not Christmas without a tree. Right? There was one Christmas that we didn’t put up the tree. I asked if he wanted to put it up, and he said no. Consequently, I was so depressed that Christmas and should have put it up anyway.
And also Halloween? I mean, who doesn’t like to dress up and pretend to me someone or something else for a day! And, likewise, the cookies, cupcakes, all the Halloween foods! What kitchen hoor wouldn’t LOVE that. I think my favorite costume was when I was little and it was a genie outfit that I wore that for more than Halloween that year. I LOVED watching I Dream of Genie. She was too cool!
2. Do I Have a Favorite Cartoon or Cartoon Character?
Dumbo has and always will be my all time favorite animated character. Again, when I was little, my parents took me to see it in theaters. I fell in LOVE with the movie. Not to mention, I think I won a t-shirt while at the movie. But my memory is a bit hazy.
Anyway, it’s always been my favorite movie because I’ve always been a little chunky. Because of this, I’ve always felt a little outcast. Just like Dumbo. I’ve always been made fun of. Like Dumbo. As a result, I’ve always managed to soar above it. Like Dumbo.
3. What Was the Reaction of my First Born On His First Day of School?
N/A My Missy hasn’t been to school. LOL
4. What is My Preference, Swimming Pool or Beach?
Um…Lake? With a boat and some fishing poles! Unlike most, I’m NOT a sun baby AT ALL! I will burn in 2 seconds flat. It’s not purdy. I can even burn in the shade on an overcast day. Yes. I AM that white pale. Because of this, I’d rather be sitting lake side or on a boat with poles in the water catching fish. That’s how I like to spend my summer.
Maybe this summer, we’ll get to fish? *shrugs*
5. 5 Movies Worth Watching.
- DUMBO – DUH! It’s my favorite movie of all time!
- Ladyhawk Not only is this is my second favorite movie of all time, but it’s a romantic action adventure!. It has a really young Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer. A jealous witch curses them so that can spend just a few brief seconds together every day. *sigh* Really makes you cherish the love you have.
- Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Sweet 16. All in all pretty much any of those from that genre. They were the coming of age movies of my generation. LOVE them all!
- Zero Dark Thirty. We watched this recently. It was certainly interesting and definitely an eye opening view of the death of Osama Bin Laden. I was definitely mesmerized throughout the whole movie.
- My Name is Khan. This one’s kind of our in left field for my choice. However, it is a movie that I’ve seen in the last 5 years that has really stuck with me and made an impact on me. In the light of post 9-11, an Indian man with Asburgers Syndrome deals with racism in the United States.
Well, I hope you learned a little more about me as a person besides the usual work incompetancies, frustrations, pantry stuffings, recipe challenges, etc.
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2 cups carrots, chopped
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 cups low fat chicken broth
- 1 cup lite coconut milk (Taste of Thai)
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 14 ounces frozen cauliflower
- 28 ounces canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups brown rice, cooked
- Heat large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes.
- Then add carrots and sauté 3 minutes.
- Next add potatoes and sauté 3 minutes.
- Combine chicken broth with coconut milk, curry powder, and garam masala. Add to vegetables and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are almost fork tender.
- Add cauliflower and chickpeas. Continue to simmer until carrots and potatoes are fork tender.
- Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 655Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 4mgSodium 1259mgCarbohydrates 117gFiber 25gSugar 17gProtein 25g