Coconut Curry My Way

A friend and I occasionally visit a tea salon and try new dishes and teas. I tried a spicy coconut curry for the first time and was blown away. It was tasty and I just kept thinking about how long I had been missing out.

I decided that I would look at several recipes for coconut curry and then take what I wanted from them! The result was an amazing dinner that I will definitely make again!


 

To make the Coconut Curry base:

Use equal parts – 1 Cup Vegetable Stock & 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk

To season:

For every cup of stock/coconut milk combo use – 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Curry, 1 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Teaspoon of diced Garlic, 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt, 1 Teaspoon of Cracked Black Pepper


Veggies Used: Organic Broccoli, Carrot, Mushroom, Green Onion, Sweet Pepper

Veggies Used: Organic Broccoli, Carrot, Mushroom, Green Onion, Sweet Pepper

The first round of veggies that were put into the pot were finely diced. The second round of veggies were kept slightly larger by quartering and thinly slicing.

The first round of veggies that were put into the pot were finely diced. The second round of veggies were kept slightly larger by quartering and thinly slicing.

When the soup was almost finished cooking the larger veggies and rice noodles were added. This helped create depth and texture within the soup.

The soup was delicious  and definitely hit the spot!

The soup was delicious and definitely hit the spot!

Fashionista Friends

When travelling it is always fun to go where there are familiar faces. I did not realize how many people I knew in New York until it came time for a trip. One met up with me and brought me some bomb earrings for my birthday!! Friends, jewelry, Pinkberry, sight seeing with a little bit of randomness?! Yes please!

Skewed Dinner

A medley of fresh organic fruit and vegetables were used to create these skewers. Sweetness from fruit surprisingly pairs well with savory vegetables. A while back someone introduced me to grilled pear and it was great. Since then I have enjoyed trying cooked fruits

Crimini mushroom, Brussel’s sprouts, sweet onion, zucchini, D’anjou pear, yellow pepper, and pineapple were randomly placed on skewers. Fresh cracked black pepper, basil, and olive oil were generously used to season the tray before baking.

Which fruit and veggies do you enjoy on skewers?

#NaturallyMzDezy

Quick Veggie Bake

Quick and healthy meals in less than an hour!

Fresh organic yellow squash, sweet onion, organic brussel’s sprouts, white and red potatoes were sliced.

Next, the slices are placed onto a sheet of foil and then seasoned with cracked pepper, sea salt, olive oil, and other spices. The foil is folded into little packets before being placed in the over to bake.

The over was preset to 350 degrees and the packets were set directly on the rack for about 40 minutes.

These veggies can be eaten as is, or paired with a salad, steamed rice, or pasta!

Before & After

 Everything used for this meal was received in my Green Bean Delivery!

This meal reminded me of my childhood. My Grandfather always grew gardens and we ate tons of fresh veggies. Squash was one of my favorite vegetables from the garden.

What is your favorite vegetable?

Easy Stir Fry

Delicious and healthy stir fry made in minutes!

404252_10101306554047135_1221119279_nHeat 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil over medium-high heat

Add Onions, mushrooms, & carrots

After 2-3 minutes add Broccoli & Red Peppers

Cook until Carrots & Broccoli start to become tender; stirring occasionally & seasoning to taste

Optional: add dried cranberries to the mix

Serve as a side or main dish!

 

Mushroom & Green Onion Gravy

Brown 3 medium sized organic green onions and about 6 medium sized chopped crimini mushrooms with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Stir occasionally before adding fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste

Add One cup of vegetable broth after browning

Slowly add One tablespoon of all-purpose flour while whisking the broth

Finish off the gravy by simmering until desired thickness is reached
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Veggie Tacos

Soy veggie crumbles (seasoned with a pre-mixed taco seasoning while cooking) * Cabbage * Lime * Cilantro * Peppers * Tomato * Cheese * Corn tortilla

270762_10100849333919935_2340702_nThis is my favorite way to make tacos! I am able to get strict meat and potatoes people to enjoy this meal. Veggie crumbles can be found in the freezer section of grocery stores. It takes about 10-15 minutes to create this delicious meal!

What do you like on your tacos?