Simple romantic supper for two

In this house, there's nothing nicer for a treat than supper a deux.
The adult children have taken themselves away for a four-day break in London: finally a little honeymoon for them!
We've had the babies (2 and-a-half and 11 months) since Thursday, and it's been wonderful but tiring.
(Well, I was also at work on Thursday and Friday, but it was planned well and we all do still share a house..)
Today we tired the little ones out with a lunchtime picnic followed by play in the local National Trust gardens.
They are both tucked up in bed; tomorrow is not only Father's Day, but new Son-in-Law's birthday, so tomorrow will see cake baking (with my little 'helper') and balloon blowing-up.

I'm planning a slow cooker Gammon in cola for dinner tomorrow evening (one of Son-in-Law's favourite's), but tonight is a store-cupboard 'special': Harira Curry.
(I make this veggy, but you can substitute the veggy mince for minced lamb.)

Harira Curry

You will need:
500g veggy mince
1 can rinsed kidney beans
1 can drained chopped tomatoes
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
Any veg that needs using up, chopped: I used a sweet potato and some salad onions.
2 tablespoons tomato purée
2 tablespoons olive oil
400ml water

Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Ginger 1 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Paprika 1/2 tsp 
Ground black pepper 1/4 tsp
Ground coriander 1/2 tsp
Garlic 1 tsp

Heat the oil in a large pan.
Add the onion and the spices and heat gently, stirring.
Add all the other ingredients and stew at a simmer until the vegetables are cooked to your liking.

(If using lamb mince, I would cook it in the oil at step one, before adding the onion and spices.)

We're eating ours as it is, but you can serve this with rice or crusty bread.


  1. That spice combo looks delicious! I bet it tasted even better than it looked there!
    J x

  2. that looks another great recipe



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