Tuesday 25 February 2020

Chickpea, Lentil and Curly Kale Curry

Chickpea, Lentil and Curly Kale Curry 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped (reserve a few slices to garnish)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Thumb sized piece of grated ginger
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 tin drained chickpeas
  • 100g red lentils
  • 2 small chillies, thinly sliced (seeds removed)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tsp medium curry powder
  • Small pack of coriander, finely chop the stalks and the leaves but keep separate
  • Two large handfuls of curly kale (remove any pieces of stalk)

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onions, spices, 1 chopped chilli, garlic, ginger and the coriander stalks, fry for around 5 minutes (add a splash of water if it gets dry), then add the chickpeas and a pinch of salt and fry for another couple of minutes.  Add the tomato purée, coconut milk, tinned tomatoes, lentils and curly kale and simmer for around 30-40 minutes.  Garnish with the reserved red onion, chilli and chopped coriander and serve with boiled rice.

This is a wonderful vegan recipe, as ever you can adjust the spice levels to suit your tastebuds, we didn’t find this too hot but it is packed full of flavour, I hope you enjoy.

Saturday 15 February 2020

Haywards Heath Producers Market

We do love a market and to find out our good friends Jo and Jason had set up their very own producers market, local to us in Hayward’s Heath was amazing news.  They are huge supporters of Sussex producers and makers so this is an ideal avenue for them to showcase the delights that are on offer within a close footprint of Haywards Heath.

Jo - founder of the Haywards Heath Producers Market
Jo's vegan and vegetarian rolls

Cheese and Onion rolls by Jo

The market is on the 4th Saturday of every month between 9-2 at St.Wilfreds Centenary Hall, Haywards Heath, it is an indoor market so no worries if the weather is a bit dismal and it’s free entry.

See their Facebook page for full details - Haywards Heath Producers Market

This was our first opportunity to pop along and we weren’t disappointed.  A few stall holders had been unable to make it however there was still a good array of local producers showcasing their wares, gin, boozy sorbet, pies, cakes, sausages, charcuterie, butchery, scotch eggs (both savoury and sweet!), honey and eggs.  The market is growing month on month and the next event promises over 20 stalls, I can’t wait!

Mialls Brilliantly Boozy Sorbet was a hit - we bought a tub of the Passion Fruit Martini, which tastes amazing!

So many to choose from!

We soon took this one home!
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Harrys Sausages from Brighton. Producer of artisan sausages made in small batches and gluten free

Harry's Sausages!

Harrys Scotch Eggs

These are Harry's Sicilian Scotch Eggs. 

Nice spicy kick on the Sicilian - pork with chilly, fennel and garlic, coated in smoked paprika and garlic pepper

Harry's Sausage Cake with a spicy coated pastry
Learn more at Harrys Sausages 

Al the Pie Man. Hot water crust pork pies

Shortcrust pies

Shortcrust pies

Lola - one of the most popular pies, containing pork, bacon, mature cheddar and marmite jelly
Learn more at Al the Pieman

Tory's Cafe in the Park, Victoria Park, Haywards Heath

Tory's brownies

Tory's cakes

Tory's cakes
Learn more at Tory's Cafe

Calcot Farm
Delicios hand-made chorizo from Calcot Farm

Charcuterie from Calcot Farm. We bought the Fennel one - so tasty!
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Fresh local honey from Sussex Bee Farm
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Lush organic free range eggs from Grassington Farm
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Generation 11 Distillers Gin producers.Fabulous flavours such as Grapefruit Sussex Dry Gin and Orange and Cardoman
Learn more about Generation Distillers