wholesome & easy thai Veggie curry

Conventional Thai curries are made with coconut milk. Coconut milk is a refined food, not a whole food; it lacks fiber and nutrients. This recipe is very different and unique, because it is made with dried coconut meat, a whole food. A delicious, creamy curry that goes perfectly with your brown rice.

The most important thing is to get the curry base right. You can always add the ingredients you like later.

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Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 head of broccoli or about 350 g / 12 oz. 

  • 2 bell peppers (not the green variety)

  • ½ head of green cabbage

  • 1 small sweet potato or about 100 g / 3-4 oz.

  • 60 g / 2 oz. of cashew nuts and/or sunflower seeds

  • 40 g / 1.5 oz. of dried shredded coconut

  • 2 dates

  • 1 heaping tbsp of Thai curry paste

Instructions:

  1. First, chop all the vegetables and put them aside.* Slice the carrot thinly so it will cook equally fast as the broccoli and cabbage. Chop the onion fine if you like it soft.

  2. To make the curry: Add the bell pepper to the blender, followed by the coconut, dates, sweet potato, cashews and/or sunflower seeds and the curry paste.

  3. Blend all ingredients up with as much water as needed (at least 90 sec.) to allow for a smooth and easy blend.

  4. Check consistency of curry and blend longer if not smooth enough.**

  5. For the quickest result, bring all veggies to a boil for 5-10 minutes (depending on the 'bite' you want.

  6. Disregard the cooking water (or save it for your soups:)

  7. Add the curry to the pan or wok with the vegetables.

  8. Bring everything to a boil.

  9. Cover and let it simmer for a minute.

  10. Serve with rice or rice pasta.

  11. Enjoy!

Notes:

*= Putting chopped up cruciferous vegetables aside for a while, (like broccoli and cabbage, but especially broccoli) will increase the content of sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane is a compound with lots of protective abilities, in respect to certain cancers and other diseases.

**= Be careful your blender won't overheat. Some blenders don't have a built-in protection, so make sure to stop once in a while for a moment.

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