What's for dinner?
Updated: Feb 28
Does that question drive you nuts? EVERY SINGLE night, we have to figure out something to eat. Too often it's becomes something quick and unhealthy.
Keep these staples on hand and you will always be ready to create a simple, delicious and healthy meal in 30 minutes or less!
Coconut milk (keep this around for your smoothies)
Canned or boxed organic tomatoes - always!
curry powder - try a mild one
cumin - always!
sweet potatoes - yes! Roast these and keep in the frig for snacking, adding to grain bowls, you can even add to your smoothie!
frozen peas - easy and quick protein
onions and garlic - of course!
rice - basmati is nice for Indian food, but any will work. Buy the pre-cooked and keep on hand in your freezer
extras: cilantro, chopped cashews, chutney, hearty greens
Weeknight Coconut Curry
1 cup basmati or your favorite grain
2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee or neutral oil
1 onion chopped
3-4 cloves garlic pressed or chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 teaspoons curry powder or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika, optional
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes from a can, box or use fresh
1 can coconut milk
1 cup frozen peas
1 bunch hearty greens such as kale or collard greens, de-stemmed and sliced fine OR 1 bag or box of baby kale, optional
Optional: cilantro, chopped cashews, chutney, shredded coconut
Prepare your rice or grain as suggested on package. Heat oil in a dutch oven or large pot. Once hot, turn heat to medium low and add onions and sauté until soft, about 7 minutes. Then add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add all the spices and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, coconut milk and sweet potato. Bring to a boil, partially cover and lower heat. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes, add peas and greens. Heat until greens are still bright green but tender. Done! Serve over your cooked rice and shower with optional toppings.