Despite it being 30°C here I still find I crave warming, comfort food as we get closer to Christmas. This dish satisfies that need perfectly, and is a much healthier alternative to a takeaway curry.
There are lots of different variations for making an egg curry. I usually cook Guyanese style curries, but this one has more of a South Indian style. The eggs are covered in a rich tomato gravy, and a little bit of coconut cream is added, which calms the spice and gives it a thicker texture. I’ve used sweet potato and green beans here as well – I love a bit of sweetness, and think green beans go really well in curries – but you can play around with the vegetables. Cauliflower would also work nicely.
I’ve never been vegetarian, but every now and then I like to eat veggie meals. It’s a guilt-free way of indulging in comfort food like shepherd’s pie, spaghetti bolognaise or a good old chili con carne and a great way of packing in lots of vegetables.
Veggie alternatives don’t need to be boring though. This veggie chili is full of flavour and you barely notice that there’s no meat.
It uses three different types of chili so it packs a bit of a punch but without making your eyes water. I’ve used a Mexican Cascabel chili and chipotle – mild to medium chilies that are often used in Mexican cooking and have a smoky flavor, plus I’ve added in a couple of red Thai chilies for a bit of extra heat. Feel free to adapt the amount and type of chili to your taste and what you have available.
We’ve been getting a bit frustrated recently feeling like we’re on the same old routine – take clomid, get a scan, get a trigger shot and hope for the best. Even though this worked for us once before, we’ve been doing this now for the last six months, with a couple of IUI treatments thrown in, and still no luck so we decided to get a second opinion from another doctor.
We visited Dr Ann Tan at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, who is supposed to be one of the top gynaecologists in Singapore. She seems to be very self promotional. When you open her website you’re greeted with a glamourous picture of Dr Tan herself. In her waiting room she is on the front cover of Inside Magazine talking about Fertility and the Singapore woman – just one of many media titles she’s been in. Despite working in PR myself, this kind of promotion from a doctor normally puts me off. She seems like more of a businesswoman than a doctor. But I had a recommendation from a friend so I thought I would give it a go.