Simple Curry for Simple Times


This crazy weather has left me cold, bitter, and uninspired. This may explain the decrease in posts this week. But c’mon Ohio, really?? It was literally 70F two days ago and I woke up yesterday with it having returned to 30F!! Not cool.

Old Man Winter, I know we had our good times, but it’s in the past now. It’s time for you to go.

Due to it feeling colder than ever (the taste of warmth always makes the cold seem so, so cold) my motivation has been lacking. Walks with Cooper have come to a halt, workouts have become shorter (but intense), and dinners have become simple. Cans of soup from the past months have been brought out, salads have been thrown together, and pasta has been boiled. The less dishes, the better. Last night, I was wanting something that would warm me, but that wouldn’t take a lot of effort. This Simple Curry sounded like the perfect solution 🙂

Cauliflower, chickpeas, and peas in a Simple Coconut Curry sauce
Ingredients:
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (make sure you stir it well before measuring)
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2- 1 tsp curry powder (depending on your taste)
2 tsp honey (agave or brown sugar would also suffice)
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2-3 Tbsp water
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup frozen peas

Directions:
1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together (coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, honey, rice vinegar, olive oil, and dissolved cornstarch) and set aside.
2. Steam cauliflower until tender. If you do not have a steamer pot, simply place chopped cauliflower in a large nonstick skillet with 1/4 cup water. Cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes.
3. Once cauliflower is tender, add chickpeas, peas, and coconut curry sauce into the skillet. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

This recipe was perfect for a simple dinner night. Once you chop the cauliflower and whisk the sauce, there’s a lot of hands off time. You can choose to use any vegetable mix you wish, I just used what I had on hand. The chickpeas and peas were a great addition to add more fiber and protein to the mix. Tofu would be great too! I recommend pairing this with a side of brown rice or pasta to complete the meal. Simple. Effortless. Delicious. My kind of meal 🙂

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