Chickpea Curry with Cabbage is a vegan & gluten-free curry that hits all the right notes. Not too spicy (unless you want it to be!) and just the right amount of subtle sweetness.
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I wonder if we ever stop looking for ourselves. Do you think there will come a moment in each of our lives where we will “arrive” and finally be fully who we want to be and where we want to be in our personal growth? When I really think about it, I do not.
At least, I wouldn’t want to reach that point. After that, what is there? Complacency? Stagnant satisfaction? I would rather continue to grow forever, always be trying to discover new part of who I am and new abilities, than to reach a point of momentary happiness and then never move on.
In that vein, the four books I’m highlighting today are each about a woman and her journey forward.
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
A fictional telling, based on facts taken from letters and history, of the wife of Albert Einstein, a brilliant physicist whom he met while at University. It’s a heartbreaking tale of women in that age and how Mitza Einstein spent her whole relationship struggling to be everything she ever dreamed of while walking in the shadow of a brilliant and eccentric man whom she loved deeply.
City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin
Set in Berlin in the years leading up to Hitler’s takeover, the story follows Esther, a jewish secretary who gets caught up in a plan to reveal the found princess Anastasia - or is it just a girl who claims to be? No one is quite sure, but Esther has her doubts as she closely guards her own secrets and details about her past. Murder, intrigue and attraction keep this story moving and keep you guessing until the end.
Through Streets Broad & Narrow by Gemma Jackson
Ivy Rose Murphy is the sheltered and verbally abused daughter of an Irish drunk. All she knows is taking care of him and her brothers, until her brothers moved away and left her alone. Then she wakes one day to find her dad dead. What will she do now? How will she survive? Follow along as she paves her own path to independence and discovers how much she really does know about the world and her place in it.
I actually downloaded this one when it was being offered for free on BookBub. If you love books you should sign up for their newsletter. They send you alerts every day on discounted and free ebooks.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Inspired by the actual Sarah Grimke who was one of the only woman who publicly spoke against slavery and joined the abolitionist movement in a very public way, this novel starts on her 11th birthday when she is given her own slave. You follow Sarah and her slave Hetty from childhood up through adulthood. The account is vivid and real, but is told with such skill and grace that it’s not as hard to read as many other slave era stories are.
This Chickpea Curry with Cabbage is my go-to vegetarian curry dish that I make when I want Indian food at home.
It’s super simple to throw together, and it’s excellent made ahead or to freeze.
When my husband and I go on a date, we usually get Indian food. But it’s hard to get out when you have two little ones, and this Chickpea Curry with Cabbage is wonderful for satisfying that Indian food craving at home.
Do you make curry at home? What’s your go-to recipe? Let me know in the comments!
A good heavy bottomed pot, or Dutch Oven, is essential for maxium heat and flavor building, in my opinion. Here are some great options from a pricey Le Creuset to an affordable AmazonBasics brand.
Try these other vegetarian recipes: