‘Tis the Season to Eat for the Earth with Yuppie Chef…

Every year Yuppie Chef has Eat for the Earth Campaign, during June. Eat for the Earth is a project that supports a local organisation, Soil for Life, that teaches local communities about growing they own vegetables. We are all about sustainable food and it think that this is fabulous… It’s a brilliant initiative and we are all for it.


First things first… Yuppie Chef invites their friends and followers to host a fundraising meal… honestly we don’t invite fifty of our friends over we just picked an evening when we were having a couple of friends over and ta da… we had an Eat for the Earth Dinner… If you follow us you will know that it is nothing unusual for us to have friends over for dinner and if it is during the week then I like a recipe that I can prepare in snippets of time during the day and hopefully it will be almost ready when the visitors here and if it isn’t mid-winter then we can go for an amble on the beach and coming home to dinner all ready… This is our go-to-meal at the moment and our mid-week visitors have been served this time and time again.


Chicken Curry a Family Favourite…

Preparing the Chicken

Let’s Meet the Players:

  • Chicken Pieces
  • Yogurt
  • Crushed Garlic
  • Chopped Onion
  • Grated Ginger
  • Curry Powder


This is the marinade for the chicken pieces… and you can easily prepare this part of the dish and leave it to soak in all the flavours, in the fridge, all day.


Mix all the ingredients together and then place your chicken pieces in the dish to marinade. Cover the dish and leave it for a few hours.


About an hour before you want to serve your dish pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius, while your oven is heating up gently brown your chicken pieces in a pan…


Cover them with foil and pop them into the oven to bake…


The Tomato Base


Let’s Meet the Players:

  • Butter
  • Chopped onion
  • A Garlic clove
  • If your family are chilli lovers then now is the time…
  • About a teaspoon of Garam Masala, coriander flakes and grated ginger
  • A Cup of chicken stock
  • A dollop of honey
  • Two cans of tomato puree, or freshly chopped tomatoes, whatever is easier or you have on hand
  • Tomato Puree
  • Juice of a lemon
  • A tub of cream (about 200 ml).

Begin by browning the onion in a pan.


And finely slicing any chilli you want to use… this is of course optional. Our kids love chilli.


Pop all the other ingredients, except the cream into a large roasting dish…


Leave that all roasting in the oven for about an hour…


Just before you serve your curry pop your cream into the tomato sauce…


And stir it through…


To Serve Your Feast

Rice with Coriander…


Place your rice on the plate, followed by the tomato sauce and the chicken pieces and you are good to go.


We like to serve our curry with some sides…

Cucumber Riata:

Grated cucumber, sprinkled with salt and then add yogurt, thinly sliced mint leaves,



Sweet tomato and onion:

Finley slice your tomato and onion, you can add a little crushed chilli and coriander leaves and



And of course Pompadons:



Fruity Crumble

Click on the Image for the recipe…


And that’s it… We would love you to join us in raising funds for this project… for as little as R10 ($1.00) you can help us support this project… take a peak at projects you can join in…


And you know us, it would never be enough for us to say – support a project without telling you a whole lot about it. So we went to visit them. We will be posting about Soil for Life later this week. We were amazed and so inspired by the fabulous work they do. This is a brilliant project that not only supports local low-income families by teaching them how to grow their own produce but they are full of amazing green practices… we were inspired beyond belief and our garden that has been fallow this past year is about to experience a complete revival. We are going to bring a post packed with ideas and inspiration later on in the week…

8 Replies to “‘Tis the Season to Eat for the Earth with Yuppie Chef…”

  1. Thank you Marcia, I think you may have even had this to eat when you stopped by for dinner… I have a feeling we have been cooking this about once a week forever!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  2. Oh yum! So excited to see you all enjoying an Eat for the Earth meal!
    I think I will have to make this meal for all the extended family in the next few weeks!

  3. Hay Debbie, Definitely… we should have you over for a huge curry fest as soon as you get home… lots of love to your gang and happy adventuring to all of you on the far side of the world.

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