This is from my sister Kristen who blogs at The Uncomplication Project. Great way to use a bunch of veggies!
I’ve made this recipe several times for friends and it has been very well received! The types and quantities of vegetables are adjustable to whatever you might have in the fridge.
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 carrot (or a collection of baby carrots)
- 1 white or yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth (I use a whole can)
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes with juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
- ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cans chickpeas (or 1 can and about 2 cooked, chopped chicken breasts)
Chop zucchini, carrot, & onion. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add veggies and cook for about 5 minutes until tender but still firm. Stir in garlic, broth, tomatoes, chickpeas, & spices. Bring to a boil, cover & reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous.
Kristen has made this for us and it is yummy!
I learned some interesting new words last weekend. The first interesting word is “flexetarian”. It describes a person who enjoys food that utilizes both meat and non-meat proteins, and prefers a vegetable heavy diet.
“Freegan” describes a person who claims to be vegan, but puts that aside if this meal is free. A “freegatarian” is likewise a vegetarian when they do the cooking, but will eat anything if the food is free.
We will all be “zucchinitarians” after all these great recipes. I still have too much zucchini in my garden. I abandoned several in the teacher workroom today and I hope that someone adopted them!
Mama J’s tip|
Don’t leave out the coriander or cumin (or other unfamiliar seasonings!
Find a health food type of store (or a Whole Foods or the Merc in Lawrence) where you can purchase spices from a bulk department. You can purchase as little as you need for a recipe, and not have to buy an entire jar of something. It is perfectly OK to just buy a teaspoon of something!
This is a great way to experiment with new flavors with low expense and low risk.
My new favorite from the Merc is the Vietnamese Cinnamon. WOW! So much better than the standard variety.