Brendan O'Connor speaks to Eilish O'Carroll about her role in hit sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys, and Peter O'Meara talks about the upcoming drama Charlie. Former athlete Derval O'Rourke talks about her life since athletics and pyschotherapist Michael Murphy discusses how to cope with Christmas. Plus, Cork musician John Spillane provides the music, performing his single The English Market.
From Food for the Fast Lane: Recipes to Power your Body and Mind by Derval O'Rourke (Gill & Macmillan. In shops now, priced at €19.99)
Whenever I've a heavy training schedule coming up, I need to think carefully about my diet. If I know I will be spending three hours in the gym every day, I also know I won't be in the mood to cook a new dinner every night. Planning is essential and this curry is a basic recipe I know I can rely on. I often make a big batch of the curry sauce and freeze it in portions. Then all I need to do is heat through the sauce, stir in some cooked chicken or turkey – and dinner is sorted.
Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until softened.
Add the garlic, ginger and spices and fry for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the apricots, apples, peppers, tomato purée and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for at least 40 minutes (up to 60 minutes, if you have time).
If you want to pre-cook this curry, now is the time to take it off the heat. Let it cool fully, divide it into portions in airtight containers and store it in the freezer.
Use a hand blender to purée the curry sauce to the desired consistency, then check the seasoning.
Stir in the cooked chicken or turkey. When the curry is piping hot, ladle it into warmed serving bowls.
Serve with brown or basmati rice.
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