Speedy Vegan Curry Dinner
This yoga challenge is really taking over my life, and I love it for that. I just don’t think D feels that same love for me prancing in soaking wet at 8pm and not yet even thought about dinner. Well, six more classes to go and then we can alleviate that daily stress – although I think I may be trying to keep my practice at a minimum three classes a week due to all the progress I’m seeing in my postures and strength.
At any rate, at 8:15 I was a bit hungry and definitely not in the mood for prepping/cooking for more than 30-minutes. Enter: Speed Vegan, by Alan Roettinger. Once again the kind folks at Book Publishing Co. have graciously provided me with a copy of one of their newest books to hit the shelves. While I will be doing a thorough review of the cook book once I try a handful or recipes, the book is written by a private chef (who happens to be an omnivore) with intent was to create delicious vegan meals in 30-minutes. I didn’t need to be asked twice about whether I’d be interested.
So on tonight’s menu, a selection from Speed Vegan, “Broccoli Stem and Garbanzo Curry”. Comprised of only 11-ingredients, this recipe was both tangible and hearty. The changes I made were subbing the broccoli stems with broccoli florets, swapping coconut oil for the specified oil, using lite coconut milk instead of regular,and subbing green beans for half of the garbanzos.
I served it up with some jasmine rice. I’m not going to lie, it was the 365 frozen brand. I just happened to have a bag sitting in the freezer for an occasion such as this. Was it healthy? Probably not the healthiest. Was it delicious? Absolutely. So was this curry. HOT DAMN. It was about medium-spicy and all the flavors just intertwined perfectly. Curry + coconut milk = love. Add in some broccoli, beans (which D picked around) and rice, and we have a match made in heaven.
I would 110% recommend this recipe, most especially when in a time crunch. I can’t wait to delve more into this book and see what else I can cook up in 30-minutes. This may be my new quick-dinner bible! And, each recipe includes nutritionals, which is always always a plus in my book.