Ok now you’ll just have to excuse Christie from Fig and Cherry for being better than me at Meatless Mondays – it’s not her fault she’s so awesome! And if you haven’t checked out her blog, DO IT. She puts most food bloggers to shame with her incredible photography and fresh, seasonal cooking. I might have a little blog crush…
Since I’ve moved to the country I’ve barely ordered any takeaway food. There’s less choice, which is one of the reasons, but the other is that I am still very excited about exploring new farmers markets. Like, every weekend.And you know what that means? Mountains of fresh fruit and veg! (Because I get carried away).
I’m very frugal when it comes to the environment and I refuse to let anything go to waste. I even boil pineapple skins to make a delish pineapple flavoured water, just so I didn’t have to throw them out without using them for something. Try it, it’s great chilled.
So all that fruit and veg from the farmers markets has been cooked up, preserved, baked and frozen. There has been no shortage of food, and no need for takeaway.
Last week though, I was tired after a long week of work, play and toddler-dom and looked longingly at hubby to ‘make dinner’. As in, dial it up! 10 minutes later we had dinner on its way from the newest takeaway in town: an Indian restaurant.
I asked hubby how much it came to so that I could get the money ready at the door. “$53”, he said.
“What!!!???”, I exclaimed! “That can’t be right? What did you order?”. (In the least accusatory tone I could muster).
“Two meat dishes, one rice, 1 naan”.
I was appalled.
I don’t mind paying good money for good food, but seriously, why does Indian takeaway have to cost so much? With $53 I could have fed half the town! OK, that’s probably exaggerating, but I did make hubby feel better by assuring him that we would be eating more Indian food… however, it will be homemade from now on.
And voila! I present you with Indian spiced cauliflower. Enjoy it. On the cheap 😉
Indian Spiced Cauliflower