My philosophy? Taking shortcuts in the kitchen is totally acceptable - especially when you're short on time/energy.
I found this Curry Simmer Sauce at Trader Joe's and figured I'd give it a try. What I love is that I can actually read all the ingredients on the label: Tomato puree (tomato paste, water), tomatoes, onions, garlic, sea salt, coriander, cumin, tumeric, paprika, lemon juice concentrate, pepper, cinnamon, cloves. Now I could put all these in a pot, but it's a lot easier on days like this to take the shortcut.
Curried Chickpeas with Zucchini
1 T olive oil
1 onion, medium diced
2 small zucchini, diced
1 large can of chickpeas (25 oz.)
1 jar Trader Joe's Curry Simmer Sauce
in a large pot, Sautee onion and zucchini in a tablespoon of olive oil until tender crisp (zucchini skin should still be bright green). Drain and rinse chickpeas and add to pot. Add 3/4 C of water and 3/4 jar of the curry simmer sauce. If you want to stretch the recipe - add more veggies and more sauce. As written, this makes about 3-4 servings (depending on how much you eat!)
Healthy, vegan, low fat, delicious!