Of The Home Renegade’s Curry #MEATLESSMONDAYS

A Guest Post

The Home Renegade’s Vegetable Curry!!!


I am not a “Home Cook”. The disaster I make in the kitchen, the absurd number of pots, bizarre amount of cutlery, and countless times I have to wipe down my counters is testament to that. When I cook, I am in a war zone, and I am the General sending my “troops” to inevitable victory. Because, I can cook. Very well. Just don’t call me a home cook… maybe, a Home Renegade. Because I am not prim and proper, or meticulous… I throw things in that pot and that pan, and BOOM (I’m shocked the explosion hasn’t been literal), a meal!!

So, I make it a point to do Meatless Mondays, just to get my people used to the fact that veggies do taste pretty good. This time, I had no idea what to make, I was way too lazy to go to the shops after work, cause all I was thinking of was getting to my hot stove and cooking (no, it was just because it was real cold!!). So with my measly haul of vegetables, I managed to make a pretty decent meal, I think. I mean, my husband and kid said it was nice; I’m not sure if it was true, or because I was giving them the scary mom eye that scares you into submission. In my defence, I had to make sure they ate their veggies…

So here is the “recipe:

Cooking oil

Curry powder

A mixture of vegetables (I had carrots, green beans, and butternut squash; at times I add cauliflower, baby marrow and sweetcorn) all chopped however you like

Onions (diced)

Tomatoes (diced)

Tomato Puree


Salt to taste

I don’t measure a thing, I wish I did, then I’d be like a fancy chef on Masterchef who writes down their recipe before starting to cook. I’m a renegade guys! As long as it tastes good and is healthy, I am happy. How will I pass on my recipes to my kids though…?

Heat oil (a lot of oil, whatever a lot is to you) in a saucepan, and add onions and garlic. Cook till softened. Add curry powder at this point. (I just pour, till I’m happy… I need to start measuring things…). Add your tomatoes , and vegetables, and let simmer till tomatoes are mushy (forgot the culinary name…). Add tomato puree, water (water should be up there! *face palm*), and simmer for some time. ( I didn’t time it…). Add seasoning, and gravy thickeners if they’re your style and serve! Goes well with rice & rotis.


So here you go! If you wanna try Meatless (day of the week) in your house, here’s a recipe for you. And my son actually eats the vegetables! So maybe it’s a miraculous way to get kiddies to eat their veges!!!

Until next time… Your Quarter Wife.

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Rutendo Matongo (nee Sewani)

I love making lists! I love making lists with categories and subcategories! I’m not a neat person, but I love a compartmentalised life, where I can get information quickly. That was the inspiration for the Quarter Wife.  I love the nation of Zimbabwe! I live in Harare with my husband and son. When I’m not making lists, I’m working as a General Practitioner, and wondering which knitting project to start.

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PS I cook in an almost similar fashion, and the good thing about it is no meal ever tastes exactly the same and the bad thing about it is No Meal Ever Tastes Exactly The Same.




  1. I can totally relate to this type of cooking. My university room mate used to call it bucket chemistry. I never measure, just put in whatever amount until i’m satisfied.

    I think that’s also the reason why a few of my cakes have flopped.

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  2. Cooking vegetables in curry is pretty much the only way to get me to eat them too. But hey, everything tastes good in curry; I’d even try earthworm curry if it was offered. Hopefully it’ll never be offered to me.

    But wait, the master chefs write down their recipes before they start cooking? Is that so they know exactly what they’re going to do?

    Also, B, don’t I owe you a guest post? I think we talked about this around Christmastime, but I forget what we arranged.

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    1. They do! You see them in the first few seconds writing down… who knows what, and I’m just there thinking… wow… I need this level of prowess in my life. It never happens though.

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      1. Hmm…I need to look into this further. Hopefully they’re writing down their recipes and not drawing inappropriate pictures in an attempt to get one another to lose concentration. Although that might be a smart tactic…

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    2. Hi Josh!!!
      Earthworm curry??? I dont know about that, but I did try Mopani worm curry, technically they aren’t really worms they are caterpillars and eating them is not weird at all, but I watched an episode of Fear Factor on which one of the challenges was to eat them, live ones😅

      Ah yes, a guest post, I do believe it was something about your then up coming adventures………

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      1. Where did you try Mopani worm curry? I’m all for creative ways to get protein, as long as its not too dangerous and the food tastes good.

        Yes, I do remember talking about gearing the guest post around my time in Belize. Is there anything particular you’d like me to write about? We can always chat more over email (jaguarandallies@gmail.com) to avoid filling up your comments section.

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      2. I got the recipe and tried it in the comfort of my home ^_^ and here they are not even a big deal and not dangerous at all…

        Ok, I will email you besides not so much to avoid filling up comments section but well to keep an element of mystery and surprise…. and privacy ^_^

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