Apple celery surprising

Ingredients

Two cooking apples
2 or three onions
1-3 Hot Madras curry powder depending on your own taste
One or two bayleaves
7 sticks of celery
Vegetable stock cube
3 quarters of a punnett of mushrooms
minimal salt
some cornflour or arrowroot
2 tblsp Soy sauce
Scotch bonnet chillies
Some dried chillies (chillies as per photo which had discoloured i used but you can use dried chillies too).
Oregano 1.5tsp
Mixed spice half tsp
Half a cup of strong filter coffee which had been left to steep.
Kidney beans
Grated carrot

Choice/ optional rice/pasta
Optional parmesan

Prepare stock with one litre of boiled cold water or bring to a slow boil.

Add a bay leaf or two bay leaves.

Finely chop the onion and add the chopped onion to the saucepan (reduce heat to add ingredients if necessary).

Remove the skins from the apples and also remove their cores, chop into small pieces and add to the onion/stock and grated carrot (2 or 3 carrots).

Finely chop the celery and add.

Add 1-3 tablespoonfuls of hot madras curry powder.

Add up to a half level tsp of ghee, then add the chillies and add a slight sprinkling of salt. bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes, hot but not boiling.

Use a wooden spoon or a long handled spoon to stir occasionally.

Carefully add the cornflour or arrowroot, this can be easier done by mixing it first with some cold water or milk.

Do not leave the spoon in the saucepan or balancing on top of the saucepan.

After 30 minutes add the chopped mushrooms and the oregano.

Add the mixed herbs

Gently add the half cup of filter coffee and the kidney beans

 You might like to add a couple of chopped cardamom pods too.

I hope you like this, you can add rice or check around at some of the stunning pastas as in photo here and add with a small amount of parmesan if you like that.

If on a weightloss regime, you might like to not add the ghee, this recipe would be considered as a tier 2 recipe without ghee or a tier 3 recipe with.

One of the other things which can of course make a difference is portion size.

If you have ever seen packs of frozen rice in supermarkets, check the size of the individual packets,

These are recommendations and are as a guide and are guides often for those on well balanced diets.

Without the ghee and with pasta the meal tasted hot and reminded somehow of how i might imagine some mexican food to taste.

With the rice, it tasted quite a beefy taste.