Coconut + Curry +Vegetables=Coconut Curry Bowl. A simple dinner, great as leftovers and sure to be devoured by your friends and family. This can be served as a vegan dish or with cooked chicken breasts for the meat eaters. Either way it’s a filling comfort food.
A couple weeks ago on a Saturday morning I decided to drag myself out of bed and get on over to the farmer’s market. Most of the times Saturday’s are reserved for staying home and not having to go anywhere. No errands, no trips to the city, no shopping, just stay on our secluded five acre homestead and do what has to be done or what I want to do. The garden is done, for the most part, I just need to get in there and put it to bed for the winter. Except for the chard and kale, and a few scallions, I won’t be getting much from there this winter. Just didn’t get many cool weather crops planted. That’s ok, who feels like getting out to garden in the cold wetness of winter anyway. I much prefer to be inside looking out when it’s cold and wet. This particular Saturday was different, I wanted to get some local vegetables and sample a few treats, put out by our local vendors. I was so glad I went, some people probably looked at me and thought why is that lady taking pictures of vegetables? Well aren’t they pretty?
They became an inspiration as I walked through the market, suffering from a little cook’s block, (you know writer’s have writer’s block, when they have trouble writing something new) I was lacking inspiration in the cooking department. We’ve all been there, does this conversation sound familiar? “What’s for dinner?” “Oh, I don’t know.” “What would you like?” “Oh, I don’t Know.” Well my block didn’t last long, never really does, as I must confess I am a cooking addict. Don’t judge, there are worse things in life, we all need to eat, don’t we?
Golden beets, rainbow chard, fresh celery, brilliant orange carrots, my eyes settled on the golden beets. I hadn’t planted any golden beets this year, next year for sure. Along with the cauliflower I had just purchased and the Brussel sprouts still on their stalk, gawking out of my shopping bag, a recipe was beginning to take shape in my head. I found a farmer that had some red and green peppers and I was done. That was of course after I bought some Lavender lotion and a teeny tiny raw pear compote tart, topped with maple cashew cream. Heading home, thoughts of curry and coconut and vegetables all were coming together and the Coconut Curry bowl was created.
Serve over brown rice or quinoa, or just eat the curried vegetables by themselves. Anyway you choose to serve Coconut Curry Bowl, I’m sure the next time you ask “What would you like for dinner?” The answer will be Coconut Curry Bowl!
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes