Butternut squash, chickpea and kale curry

I went to a friend’s for dinner last night. First since lockdown. It was so lovely to sit round the table (1 metre apart of course) and share a meal.

My contribution was a butternut squash, chickpea and kale curry which I cooked with lots of spices and aromats, tomatoes and coconut milk. It was really rich and comforting as well as being healthy and vegan!

My friend Gina made all of the sides – raita topped with chilli butter, tomato, onion and radish salad, crispy kale and the lightest garlic butter naans which she made from scratch.

All of the food was delicious and tasted so much better because it was enjoyed with friends and a natter. I feel like a different person now thanks to Gina, Hannah, Andy and Yoda (Gina’s very beautiful golden retriever).