Archive for October, 2011

October 7, 2011

Veggie Packed Curry! V/GF

This takes a little bit of prep time due to the chopping of all the vegetables, but it’s so damn healthy and delicious that it really is worth the effort. Plus you’ll get all your serves of veggies in this delicious blend.

VEGGIE PACKED CURRY

Cut 1 medium eggplant into thick slices and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 30 minutes, rinse, and pat dry well with paper towel and cut slices into cubes.

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In the meantime: dice two carrots, deseed and dice one green OR red capsicum, dice half a butternut pumpkin and chop about one cup of broccoli or cauliflower florets.

You can also add two potatoes, but I chose to leave these out as my sister in law is allergic, and I wanted to share! ^.^ I added extra cauliflower to make up for the loss.

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Heat oil in a large pan and saute onion with two cloves minced garlic and one small piece ginger until softened (I used one tsp of minced ginger as I had no fresh on hand).

Add two to three tablespoons red or green curry paste (according to your taste) and stir through, keeping the heat low.

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Add all vegetables and one 425g can of chopped tomatoes.

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Cover the saucepan and bring to the boil, simmering for 20 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender (depends on their size, etc). I added two cups of water to the mix, and stirred it two times during the simmer stage.

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Add 1 to two cup of reduced fat coconut milk or cream and simmer for a further 5 minutes, adding two tablespoons of chopped coriander, basil, oregano or herb/spice of your choice.

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DONE =D HELLS YEAH!

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Serve on it’s own or with rice 😀 Garnish with fresh basil if it’s on hand. I added a sprinkling of sunflower seeds to mine just because I felt like it. It was awesome.

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October 7, 2011

I’M STILL ALIVE!

Yo, guys! Sorry it’s been an age since I’ve posted new recipes. Lots of people have been asking me about my blog, it kind of stopped developing. There have been a few reasons for this…

I’ve been quite sick, and it’s been a struggle to involve myself with projects that I am normally quite passionate about.

The oven broke. No joke. That rhymed. BUT IT’S NOT FUNNY. It’s so depressing. It should be fixed shortly, fingers crossed.

I also got an amazing new RAW cookbook that I was SO excited about, but found that a lot of the ingredients are hard to source unless you shop at one or two stores that are a little out of my way. There is also one ingredient that is basically impossible to get because of environmental factors, and I collected so many items for this one recipe I was so psyched on and after months and months of searching for the one ingredient I needed, I realized I’d have to give up. It’s still in the back of my mind and I will find a way, somehow, to source what I need, but it was kinda disheartening and put me off.

ANYWAY, I’m back, I’m alive, my cats are awesome, and I just made a massive curry that I shall post. With two more posts following today. Actually.. make that one more, since the photos for one of them have been deleted and are totally dead and gone 😦 IF I can source them somehow I’ll post three new recipes todeeee!

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Hahahhaha, she hates being picked up so much.

Missed you all, readers, and I hope you missed me too.

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SEE? ALIVE! AND PIKACHU!

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