Lately I've been trying to cook meals that use more fresh products rather than processed foods. One of our new favorite dishes is a curry dish I got from Kathleen. I started with her recipe and adapted it to fit what we have hanging out in our kitchen. I've also made it a point to shop at the Farmer's Market to get some of my goodies.
|Our dinner last night - Yellow Potato & Squash Curry|
Here is my adapted recipe:
2 cups brown rice (organic)
4 golden potatoes (local)
1/2 block of extra firm tofu (organic) - we use Melissa's Organic Extra Firm Tofu
1 yellow squash (local)
1 large white onion - or 2 small (local)
1 -2 tbs curry power (or more to your taste)
1 can of coconut milk
1 tsp chili powder
- Tell Sparky to start cooking the brown rice while you're at your Barre3 class so that the rice has well over an hour to get it's cooking on.
- Wash and cut potatoes into fourths. You can also cut them smaller if you want. Boil your cut potatoes until they are tender.
- While the potatoes boil, drain tofu block and cut in half. Save the other half for another day. Chop 1/2 tofu block into chunks and fry up chunks of tofu in pan.
- While the tofu fries up, wash and chop your squash and onion. I chop my onion kind of large because I love taking big bites of onion. Do what you want.
- Remove tofu from pan when it's done frying. Throw the onion and squash into the pan with a little bit of olive oil and fry them up until the onion is all pretty and clear.
- Drain the potatoes and add them to the onion and squash. Add the curry to the mixture.
- Step back and realize your pan is too small for what's to come and get out a big pot. Transfer everything to the pot. OR plan ahead better and start with a pot.
- Once you start smelling the curry, add the can of coconut milk and the fried tofu.
- Sprinkle in the chili powder because you forgot to do it earlier.
- Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve dish over brown rice. Yum. Kathleen added cashews to hers and it seems wonderful. I have yet to scrounge up some cashews because I'm lazy and always forget.