Thai food is my weakness. Yesterday I was having one of those days where I could focus on nothing other than Thai food, in particular green curry. Not wanting to risk getting something loaded with artificial sweeteners and possibly dairy sources (although Thai curries are often made with coconut milk you usually need to triple check) I set off to the local organic store to see what I could find. I was delighted to find they had an organic, clean and vegan Thai green curry paste and some of the tastiest coconut cream around (see image below for brand). Perfect options to cure my craving!
So here’s the recipe. *Please note you are free to swap and change the veggies about to suit your taste, and where possible use organic or locally sourced varieties.
Serves: 4-6 people
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
1x 400ml can coconut cream
2 sachets (one packet) of organic Thai green curry paste (Westcountry brand)
1x 400g tin organic chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
500g organic tofu
1 cup frozen peas
2 zucchinis (sliced)
1 head of broccoli
1 large onion
1-2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 green chilli (chopped with seeds for extra kick)
½ bunch basil
Cooked Brown rice to serve
Fresh baby spinach to serve
Good quality sea salt to taste
Cook onion and garlic with olive oil until deliciously fragrant. Then add chopped up tofu and peas and cook for a few minutes. Then add thai curry paste and can of coconut cream. Add veggies of your choice, chilli, and chickpeas and simmer for about 10 minutes. Then add the basil towards the end and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve on top of baby spinach or for those of you who want to fluff this meal out to go further serve with some brown rice also.
NOTE: A quick note on using tofu. It is such a controversial topic whether or not to include soy products as part of your diet, one person says they are the cause of cancer and another says they prevent cancer. For me I have chosen to include soy products as a very rare addition to meals and only ever include organic sources (for fear of the GMO crap that can be found in regular varieties).
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