Every now and then I go through periods in my life where I want every single thing I put in my mouth to be sweet. I even want the savoury to be sweet. This, my friends, is a fine remedy for what i call the swavoury tooth. I have always been a fan of apricot chicken curries, sweet sauces and soups, and find that chicken is the perfect addition to this orchard of fruity delights.
The cinnamon will coat your halls in a spicy allure, pied piper-ing hungry bellies straight into your hands. However this is not to be confused with a Christmas pudding, the tumeric and black pepper are you passport to exploring the breadth and depth of these beautiful fruit flavours. The chicken is moist and juicy, providing the perfect springboard for the acrobatic accolades of these nourishing ingredients.
Now that I have woven my rich tapestry of tagine tooting, I would like to give a deep bow to the lima bean for gracing humanity with a taste not too dissimilar to that of butter. So much so, that in some countries they have been dubbed the butter bean. Process the hell out of these bad boys and you will get a mash creamier than if Hilda were churning butter through lace in the clouds. I have fed this mash to an array of family and friends not on the scd, gluten-free or dairy-free diet, and there is a general consensus of its superiority over the good-for-nothing (but vodka) potato. —Sandra Ramacher