Friday, 30 October 2015

SIPIDI! ~ Round Up

We've had a very busy week around here, with both children at home. It's been a pleasure to spend time together, between the assignments they've had to complete. The kitchen table has seen a lot of action in the past few days.  It mostly looked like this.....


























.....and not a sewing machine in sight. That's OK. I may not have made a great deal of progress on either of my sewing projects, but I do have something to share that made it off my Pinterest boards this month and onto our menu.

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew from Deliciously Ella. A lovely hearty dish, which I have served with wholemeal rice on one occasion and quinoa on the other. Just right, now that the nights are drawing in. A welcome addition to my Meat Free Monday repertoire. I did a few things differently. You knew I was going say that, didn't you?

























Steaming the sweet potato seemed a bit of a faff to me. Instead, I roasted it while I had something else in the oven. I only put in one aubergine, because that's what I happened to have on hand, and frozen (whole leaf) spinach in place of fresh. The amount of spice seemed a lot. I cut that down slightly and I didn't have any fresh coriander to garnish the dish.

The recipe is supposed to feed four. It filled a very large pan and there is no way I could have eaten a quarter of it. I would say at least six generous portions.

I've spotted one SIPIDI! post around blogland this month. Karen was inspired by some cards on her Pinterest boards and made a lovely selection, using one of my favourite stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge.

Now over to you. If you joined in this month let me know in the comments and I'll add you to the SIPIDI! board.

10 comments:

Sandra said...

I'm the same as you, you have to tweak some recipes a bit to make them work for you. Sounds yum

Louise H said...

The recipe sounds fab and looks like a good one to freeze. Sweet potato is a favourite around here so my OH may well be trying this,
Glad you had such a lovely family time x

Alison said...

Glad you've enjoyed Half Term.....I ALWAYS have to tweak recipes as I start to follow them and discover there's SOMETHING I don't have! xx

Amanda Jane said...

A pity you didn't finish the sewing, I hope you'll share them when you do.

I did my walk - http://amandas-scrapbook-pages.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/walking-line.html - so now I need to find a new project for November...

scrappyjacky said...

I nearly always tweak recipes as well.

Maggie said...

Glad you have enjoyed having your family around you. I am always tweaking recipes. I wonder what farmer husband would say to a meat free Monday!

Sian said...

It's lovely having everyone back together again for a bit!

This looks good. Filling is always good round here.

alexa said...

Sorry the sewing didn't get a look in, but revision looks as if it was both urgent and important; what a supportive Mum you are :). There are some great sites for food, aren't there? I've had a peep at Deliciously Ella and will return, so thank-you! (You might like Minimalist Baker - not just sweet goods either).

Jo said...

That does look nice, I'm another one who doesn't follow recipes :)

Gail said...

It looks and sounds quite nice. I must see if that would go over well with John. :) I'm always changing recipes up because of dislikes, allergies and sensitivities.