Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CURRIES: Cashew and Coconut Thai Curry (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Happy almost Spring!

I must admit I've been very busy the last few months, which as a result made me very neglectful of my poor little food blog.  In keeping with my new year & spring resolutions (better late than never, right?), I will be feeding life back into & rejuvenating my blog! 

Last night I was craving some spicy Thai flavours so decided to make a quick & nutritious Cashew & Coconut Curry, which within moments of posting an image my Instagram (thehealthybies) I had friends/people asking for the recipe which is what inspired this fresh new post.  Hope you enjoy

.Cashew and Coconut Curry.

Here's what you'll need:

1 can or organic coconut milk or cream
1 sprig of lemon grass (chopped into large pieces-only to infuse flavour)
1 bunch of fresh basil (thai basil if you can get your hands on it)
1/2 large red onion (diced)
1 handful of green beans (whole or cut in half)
1 large sweet potato or yam (chopped)
1 handful of fresh peas
1 red/orange pepper (chopped)
2 tbsp organic, all natural cashew butter (and one more for eating!)
2 tbsp organic red curry paste (I'll post a homemade one soon)
1 tsp dried chilis (optional)
2 tbsp organic coconut oil

Here's what to do:

.The Final Product.
Sauté onion in coconut oil, until translucent.  Add in sweet potatoes and sauté until they begin to soften.  Add peppers, beans and peppers.  Cook for 3 minutes.  Add in curry paste and let heat for 1 min.  Slowly add in coconut cream and cashew butter, gently stirring.  Add lemongrass.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 10-15 mins until begins to thicken (spoon test~sauce should easily coat the back of a spoon).  I prepared this vegetarian last night, but adding shrimp or chicken would be equally delicious.  Finish off by removing lemongrass and topping with fresh basil leaves.  Great on its own, paired with brown/wild rice or rice noodles. 

***Shout-out to Fresh City Farms for my weekly organic vegetable delivery!

Here's ours from last night --->

Happy Cooking,

Rachel xox

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