Sometimes all we need is a comforting plate of food. And sometimes we also need it to be quick & uncomplicated! As a mom and wife, some of my best hacks for daily life are a good handful of recipes that are just that: simple & satisfying. The other day I happened to create one of those dishes and I knew I wanted to share it with you. A delicious hearty aubergine stew with sweet plums in tomato sauce and a simple side of couscous and green salad. It’s healthy, ready in about 25 minutes and just heart warming whatever the season!
Over the last years there has been a little bit of a battle in our house. My husband grew up and lived in England for most of his life, and he was used to quite heavy style foods. In his mind, a salad for dinner was pretty much a non existent concept. Then there was myself; I loved a simple, quick to throw together dinner using whatever fresh produce I had lying around! Whenever I made a salad for dinner, he would look at me in a way that would tell me straight away it wouldn’t be his favourite. Ha.
Well we’ve come a long way and these days, most of the times I serve up a salad Daniel mentions he would be happy eating this more often. What happened you ask? Well, I learned to make those salads yummier and more filling as time went on and he learned to appreciate the freshness & ease of a dinner salad. I think we’ve arrived 🙂
Fall and winter season equals soup season in our home. There’s not much more comforting than a big bowl of hot soup when it’s cold and grey outside. Especially when you get to snuggle up on the couch under a wool blanket while you eat it.
This soup is just perfect for this time of the year. It’s easy and quick to make, leaving you more time for the more important December chores (like walking around the neighbourhood to look at the lights or watching your fave Christmas movie). It’s nourishing & warming and will keep you satisfied for a while. That bit of spice will make the coldest nights a little warmer. It’s a cost-effective yet nutritious meal, making it perfect to feed a crowd – or hungry kids!You can use your favourite curry spice for this recipe, either store bought or homemade. Curry paste is also works well, go with what you like and what you have on hand. You can add some chilli if you like some extra heat. For vegetables, I used some carrots, but you could also use other hearty vegetables like pumpkin or (sweet) potatoes.