8/26/2016

WEEKNIGHT COCONUT CURRY W/ SWEET POTATO, RED PEPPER & SHIITAKE

Hello there!

It was and is a stormy and intense time over here. The last year I’ve been subject to constant change. After lifelong struggles, I finally I got the name of my up until then 'mysterious' disease (thank god!), underwent a dire needed belly surgery and now, I’m in to rest and recover. My physical condition yet matches a roller coaster ride, whereas everything you want is being healthy and living a life of easiness and abundance after all. Keeping up is far from easy but I wanna get better more than ever. Let’s hit the 'reset button', yaaas? I’m ready to embrace the new, it’s time to optimistically move on. Are you with me?

Well, let’s start with a tasty coconut curry recipe! Curries simply are soul food to me. Especially, I like to make them from scratch and savor them on a weekday evening. Slowly savoring a bowl of curry really calms me down. Curries are nourishing, hugely satisfying meals that, however, are light enough to not weigh you down at the same time, you know?
This curry is one of my favorites as the flavors are pretty well balanced. You’ll see! I really recommend you preparing the vegetables and the coconut curry base separately, so that the vegetables remain tasty and won’t become mushy (what happens quickly!). I prefer to separately roast the vegetables for the curry in the oven, while simmering the coconut curry base on the stove simultaneously. The outcome is way tastier than it’d be when cooking everything in one pot. I promise!
Btw, I yet haven't met anyone who doesn't like a good curry, it's quite happy food, so invite friends for weeknight dinner and cook for them. 

POPPY SEED COCONUT PANCAKES W/ COCONUT YOGURT



I made these poppy seed coconut pancakes rather spontaneously for a friend and I a little while ago. This combination is a total win. The poppy seeds bring along that desired crunch, the coconut flour that subtle sweetness, and the lemon zest that never-ending brightness.
This simple oat-based pancake mixture has been my favorite for breakfast recently. The batter is made in a wink and you don't have to spend much time in the kitchen. That's the reason why this recipe isn't only a superb weekend breakfast but also pretty suitable for busy weekday mornings. I'm having a crush on everything including lemons recently. A splash of lemon juice here, a little bit of lemon zest there - lemon is a stellar ingredient, isn't it?