Teaching Grade 3 means that you are always inundated with funny, quirky things that kids say. But every now and then, you get a kid who consistently knocks it out of the park on a regular basis. I am lucky enough to have a few of those this year….but one little girl in particular like to encourage me (and my student teacher) and feels like she really has some nuggets of wisdom to share with us.
One day, this little girl handed my student teacher a card she had made her at home.
We looked at each other and laughed and laughed…clearly she felt like my student teacher was floundering a bit (which she wasn’t) and needed a little pick-me-up
Then came her advice page for my student teacher’s goodbye gift.
You can’t make this stuff up….
And finally her gift to me this Christmas.
Just the thing I needed to keep me going through the New Year!
This curry recipe is another great creation from the new Oh She Glows Everyday cookbook. I think after all the holiday indulging, these are the kinds of things we are going to need to eat more of…
- 4 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- 4 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 large sweet potato cubed
- 1 can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with the juice
- 1 can (14.5 oz) can coconut milk
- A couple handfuls spinach
Start by toasting your cumin seeds in the oil. It can burn quickly…so be careful. Let it get a little darker in color and then throw in the chopped onion and cook for another 5 minutes or so until softened.
Add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute or two.
Add the sweet potato, chickpeas, tomatoes with the juice and coconut milk. Stir and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes until soft. At this point, mash about a third of the mixture to help thicken the sauce.
Stir in the spinach and let it wilt. Season the whole thing with salt and pepper to your liking.
I served this over rice with a squeeze of lime and a little fresh cilantro.
The Verdict- This is really delicious and it makes a lot! I’m a sweet potato fan so this was a definite winner for me, but even Andrew really enjoyed this.