Pursuing value is an important part of all of our busy lives. Negotiating the value of time, the value of cold hard currency and solidifying the value time spent with loved ones is how we framework most days.
We’re living in a cost-benefit analysis sort of world, when trading one item or activity for another because of the difference in perceived or real value is the means by which most or all decisions are carried out. Which task is more pressing, what leads to a more significant outcome, what can I put off for the fifth day in a row? And is my favorite yogurt on sale?
An easy recipe such as this Indian Chickpea Stew is a definite value-adding meal. Not only does it take about 35 minutes to make from start to finish, but it’s very easy on the budget and carries the exotic appeal of dining out.
Meal planning while juggling multiple projects plus a full time job can be a difficult equation to balance. For this reason, one pot or two pot recipes are my saving grace. Chopping fresh ingredients and allowing them to stew creates flavorful and well-balanced meals.
This Indian Chickpea Stew has all sorts of nutrients and requires no effort at all. You can add chopped chicken or shrimp if desired, or simply leave it vegetarian. The recipe makes a great deal of food for serving a big group friends, or leaves you with excellent leftovers to take to work.
After a long day, slowing down to enjoy a healthful, tasty, time-friendly meal is well deserved and needed.