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Chips. Buddha. And the rocky road.

'Do you fancy some chips?' Tony said. 'But we're supposed to be having a week of eating lightly ... losing some weight, remember?' He must have thought it was a rhetorical question. 'You've bought potatoes, haven't you?' 'Yes.' 'Okay.' I know. The willpower of a dandelion seed. But chips. Real chips. Deep fried in sunflower oil.  And if there are chips there has to be home-made curry sauce.

There's nothing complex about my curry sauce (for two): soften a chopped red onion in oil, then stir in 3 tsp of the curry powder of your choice and 1 tsp of Garam Masala and let the mixture cook for a few minutes more before adding a handful of sultanas, half a pint of vegetable stock, a big squirt of tomato paste and half a can of coconut milk. If you like it you can also add a tablespoon of mango chutney. I like the sauce to be thick so I let it simmer and reduce until it's glossy and the colour of cinnamon bark. 
Tony is the 'hands of chips…