At the moment, with the cooler evening weather, I have started to develop a bit of a curry addiction. And this vegan friendly curry, has hit the spot! This Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry is so delicious & comforting, just as a curry should be. The flavours are amazing & the cooked spices make the aroma in my kitchen smell amazing. But more importantly, the iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, & vitamin K found in chickpeas all contribute to building & maintaining bone structure & strength which is super important for me whilst I recovery from my bone injury.
Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry - serves 4 (and serve with brown rice) .
2 medium sized sweet potatoes, washed and peeled
1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground tumeric
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon curry powder
600mL coconut milk
Juice half a lemon
2 teaspoons olive oil + extra
Sea salt & pepper .
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes, about 2cm wide and place on a large baking tray, along with the chickpeas. Drizzle over olive oil, tumeric, curry powder, cinnamon, and a decent pinch of sea salt. Give everything a really good mix together and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
Whilst that cooks, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Then add chopped onion, garlic, ginger and cumin and cook until onion is soft. Keep stirring so the onion so it does not burn.
Once the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are cooked, add them to the pan, along with lime juice and coconut milk.
Bring the pan to the boil, before reducing the temperature and leaving it to simmer for 25-30 minutes. This is so the sweet potatoes become tender. Finally, stir in the spinach and let it wilt. Season with salt and pepper further if necessary.
After watching @lewishamilton
storm to victory on Sunday at #Silverstone
, I thought I’d do a #transformationtuesday
about my half marathon there a couple of years back! 🏁 ...it was my first ever #halfmarathon
and I was pretty nervous because I had some bad IT band problems (that did flare up) and that cost me a sub two hour finish, unfortunately! My time was 2:25 which I took at the time because of my injury and stuff, but I’ve done eight half marathons now and my #PB
stands at 1:35:01! It’s mind blowing to know I’ve knocked off more than 50 mins in 2 years! There’s still so much work to be done though! 😄🙌🏼🏆🏎