Carob Curry – yes savoury too!

carob curry
Carob Curry! Delicious!

Cauliflower, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry with Roasted Carob

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves 3-4

  • Low fat
  • Vegan

Ingredients

400g can chopped tomatoes
300g cauliflower (chopped)
250g sweet potato
160g sweet corn
380g can chickpeas
2 tbsp Savvy roasted carob powder
1 tbsp buillon vegetable stock powder
½ tbsp paprika powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp garam masala powder

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients (apart from the sweet corn) in a large pan. Heat on high until it starts to boil. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes then add in the sweet corn.
  3. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
  4. Serve with rice and fresh coriander.

Rachel Evans

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Get Savvy on Chocolate – it can be healthy too!

A Mayan Chief forbids a person to touch a jar of chocolate.
A Mayan Chief forbids a person to touch a jar of chocolate.

While chocolate has been enjoyed by humans as far back as 1900 BC, it was only during the 16th Century that Europeans discovered its delicious (and nutritious!) properties. Although the bitterness of the cacao bean didn’t initially convince the Spanish, who were introduced to it by conquistadors returning from South America, once they figured out that adding sugar and honey vastly improved its flavour, they were hooked. Within the next hundred years the craze spread throughout Europe, and we are still hooked today.

Cacao becomes cocoa when it’s been roasted.

Chocolate is made by roasting cacao beans and adding sweeteners and fats; the less the beans are processed, the more of their natural benefits are preserved. These benefits of cacao and dark chocolate include supplying the body with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, copper, iron and magnesium. They also contain levels of antioxidants that rival those of blueberries and acai berries, and surpass those of green tea.

compound chocolate
Compound chocolate

The darker and less processed the chocolate, the more of these amazing health benefits can be enjoyed. Vegan chocolate is not only much better for the planet (as it sidesteps the environmentally damaging dairy industry), it is healthier for your body too. Savvy’s Chocolate Super Spread contains organic, fairly traded cocoa powder, no artificial sugars, as we sweeten it ourselves with natural carob syrup, which is high in protein and low in calories, creating a delicious, rich chocolatey taste without the added sugar or dairy of processed chocolate! We also add a secret blend of spices which helps to bring out the natural flavour. This means that we can guarantee that our Chocolate Super Spread is an all-natural, earth-friendly and delicious chocolate spread substitute for those with a lactose intolerance, following a vegan diet, or just looking for a healthier, more natural and (we think!) tastier alternative!

Organic Chocolate Carob SpreadDid you know this Easter people in the UK will spend around £400 million on chocolate?!

More facts from the weird and wonderful world of chocolate…

The Nazis plotted to assassinate Winston Churchill with an exploding bar of chocolate.

The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to the bitter, spicy drink the Aztecs made from cacao beans.

It’s believed that people who are allergic to chocolate are actually allergic to cockroaches, as around eight insect parts are typically found in a bar of chocolate, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was financed by Quaker Oats to promote its new Wonka Bar. This is also why the film is called “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” instead of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” like the book it’s based on.

A 2013 study found that the scent of chocolate in a bookstore made customers 40% more likely to buy cookbooks or romance novels, and 22% more likely to buy books of any genre.