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9.18.2012

NAT NESTS: VEGETARIAN COCONUT CURRY


now that it is fall, my kitchen has started to look at me funny. 

last night we had a few friends over for homemade pizza. one of our friends, who is living in a loft studio in a cute little old brownstone in a way radder neighborhood than ours, took one step into my kitchen and said "i am getting vertigo from all the space in here! wait! is vertigo the opposite of claustrophobia?"  

so now my kitchen is getting all these ideas. 

so i cracked open a few cans of coconut milk for a big old pot of curry. and then i figured i should share the recipe, since my nat nests tag has also been giving me the wonk-eye lately. 

we like our curry really, really chunky.


sautee minced garlic and a few tablespoons of olive oil in a big old pot.


add half a yellow onion.


chop your vegetables. we like carrots, baby potatoes, and celery, 
four of each or so.


cook vegetables in pot until softened, stirring occasionally.


season with salt, pepper, and as much yellow curry powder as you can stand.
i don't actually have any idea how much i usually use. 


add two cans of coconut milk (we like lite coconut milk, let's not get crazy here), 
a cup or so of frozen peas, and some seasoned, grilled extra firm tofu, if tofu is your bag of chips.


serve to your toddler with brown rice and a slice of ham.
your husband won't be home from work for, like, three more hours.


 huck-approved!

31 comments:

  1. YUMMMM!!! Looks delicious!

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  2. I love all things curry. Tomorrow I'll follow your lead. Thanks!

    x Laura

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  3. LOVE your salt and pepper shakers. so cute!!

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  4. so yummy! I spent a semester in Thailand and it was seriously coconut curry HEAVEN. Husband only likes it a little bit, so I can't make it too much. BUT OH MAN it's one of my favorite things! I bought a big tub of curry paste from Chinatown a while back and use it instead of curry powder, because it goes a LOT further, and OH MY FOODGASM it's fantastic. I love that you make yours stew-y, sounds amazing.

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  5. Great idea -- tomorrow! I've never used yellow curry (I'll have to try it), but we love green and musaman (I'm sure that's spelled wrong!) curry, and the kids always eat it. Which you might not expect them to, being vegetables and curry and all.

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  6. that looks so delicious!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, Nat, this looks delicious. I would have to pass on the tofu. It's just not me...

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  8. This sounds good! Cute cooking pot too :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  9. This sounds delicious. I am into this.

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  10. I LOVE coconut-based curries! What brand of seasoned tofu do you use? Or do you season it on your own? I'm vegetarian but not a big tofu fan.

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  11. Yum.. that really does look good!


    www.studentswife.com

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  12. Yum!! I love curry. I'm vegan so I'll have to give this a try!

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  13. That sounds so good! I'm vegetarian but hate tofu, so I'm probably just going to double up the vegetables, and add some cashews to add a tiny bit of protein (and awesomeness, because cashews are where it's at!)

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  14. Yummy! This looks delicious. I think to satisfy the husband, there'll need to be some chicken added to this, and bam! Wife of the year award! Thanks :)

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  15. Ooh, curry is a staple at my house! My favorite is putting fresh pineapple in it too; the juicy/sweet/spicy thing is pure magic! I also think I'll try cashews (from the comment above); holy tasty.

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  16. This looks delicious and simple- thanks for sharing. My kitchen has been giving me the same looks...

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  17. Yes. Being influenced by Thai culture and dating an Indian guy, curry is a MUST all the time :) Luckily it's one of my favorite meals so I never get tired of it.

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  18. adorable. Isn't curry delicious?! always.

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  19. Wow ur son can eat spicy curry?? He's a little fireball! Haha.

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  20. i'll take huck's word any day!

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  21. this looks delicious and easy--going to definitely give it a go especially as huck says yes.

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  22. That looks super easy and delicious! Stealing this one from you!

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  23. hey was your friend that came over erin from reading my tea leaves? you girls in the city have all the fun!!!!

    www.everywhimandnotion.com

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  24. YUM! My kiddos love coconut curry with chicken, baby carrots and golden raisins over couscous!

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  25. sounds like the perfect "meatless monday" meal!! meatless, but still full of flavor :)

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  26. YES! CURRY. I am very excited you posted this. And I will be making it asap. thank you a million times.

    ♥ Deidre
    Love, The Skinnys

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  27. Just when I was thinking I've overdosed on massaman curry...
    This looks all sorts of deliciousness.

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  28. We made curry last night too! Mmm... It's truly the greatest. I'll have to try this vegetarian version, and the potatoes added are genius. Thanks for sharing, Nat.

    Molly at Urban Nester

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  29. You inspired me. I made coconut curry tonight. I used your recipe minus the peas and tofu (only because I didn't have any on hand) and added some honey to sweeten it up. Thank you!

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  30. I made this last night and it was delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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