For my 2018 calendar, I invited friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and I used the ingredients for my inspiration.
This month, I’m featuring the story and recipe of Portland writer and editor, Madeleine Eno.
from the 2018 Flavors calendar…
When I got home from India several years ago, I tried to re-experience the magic of a real curry dish. While there’s no replicating the music, truck horns, and tuk-tuks weaving through the crowded streets, this delicious dish takes me back. Penzeys (Portland’s wonderful spice shop) has a really nice curry.
—Madeleine Eno, www.inthewriteplace.com
“Almost Like India” Sweet Potato Curry
½ large onion
2 T. curry
I T. cumin
I t. cinnamon
3 c. of roughly chopped spinach
2 large diced sweet potatoes
1 can chickpeas
½ c. water
1 c. of chopped tomatoes
½ c. chopped cilantro
Steam sweet potatoes for 15 minutes and set aside. Sauté onion until soft. Add spices, tomatoes, chickpeas, and stir. Add water and simmer 2 minutes. Add fresh spinach, a couple handfuls at a time, stirring to coat with cooking liquid. Cover and simmer until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add cooked sweet potatoes to the liquid, stir and simmer 5 minutes. Toss with fresh cilantro, and serve hot over rice.
Calendar Contributor Spotlight
My February contributor, writer Madeleine Eno, (she’s fabulous!) helps business owners and entrepreneurs tell their stories, taking them through a process called Find Your Golden Thread. Here’s how she explains it:
When you find the Golden Thread of your story it gives you a lens with which you can look at your whole life with a new clarity. So instead of seeing your life as this tangled line-up of random, confusing, or embarrassing moments, when you look through the lens of your Golden Thread, you can see the theme and connecting dots through all of it.
I met Madeleine when I was rewriting my website last year and highly recommend her Golden Thread process and writing classes.
You can find out more about her work here.