Hey, Friends! I’m so excited to share with you this recipe for Paleo Coconut Vegetarian Curry! Two reasons — 1, It’s amazingly delicious and easy to make. 2, This recipe was created by a professional Vietnamese chef, who also happens to be one of my best friends! Her name is Janice Nguyen Hudgins, although in culinary circles she’s often affectionately referenced by her company’s name, “Little Miss Ha”. (Food for thought, pun intended- the original “Miss Ha” is Janice’s sweet mother who taught her how to cook. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the OG at an event or two helping Janice!)
Little Miss Ha operates out of Charleston, SC and specializes in Vietnamese private dining, catering, and weekly prepared meals to go. Janice painstakingly commits to only using the freshest and healthiest of ingredients. Additionally, she works diligently to prepare dishes suitable for those with food allergies or that choose to adhere to particular eating lifestyles, like Keto, Paleo, or Vegetarian. She also offers cooking classes, which is a real treat given that she lets the rest of the world in on all these secret worthy dishes! You can follow Janice and Little Miss Ha on Instagram (click here) or on Facebook (click here). Even if you don’t live in The Holy City, a.k.a. Charleston, I highly rec keeping up with what she’s doing. Aside from continuously inspiring others to try new things in the kitchen with her drool worthy pics, you never know when this gem of a gal might take her biz global ; ) Big things in Little Miss Ha’s future, so stay tuned y’all!
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I’ve been privileged to have had Janice cook for me more times than I can count, but our last girls’ weekend together I asked if she would teach me her magical ways. Okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. Specifically, I asked “Dude, what can you teach me that’s super easy, fast, and Paleo?” Good news, she knew just the recipe.
Approximate prep time: 10 minutes
Approximate cook time: 10-15 minutes
Servings: roughly 4-5
1 cup of each of the following… cauliflower florets, Shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Carrots and sweet potatoes should be peeled and slice into 1″ chunks.
1/2 a cup of the following… diced white onion, and diced green onions
1 tablespoon of garlic
1 quart of vegetable stock/broth (Click here to purchase)
1-2 tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil (Click here to purchase)
1/2-1 can of unsweetened coconut milk (Click here to purchase)
10 oz. of unsweetened coconut water (Click here to purchase)
3/4 teaspoon of red curry paste (Click here to purchase)
3/4 teaspoon of curry powder (Click here to purchase)
3/4 teaspoon of turmeric (Click here to purchase)
1 tablespoon of lemongrass (Click here to purchase)
a few bay leaves (Click here to purchase)
salt and pepper to taste
– In a heavy bottom pot, on medium high heat, add coconut oil
– Sear sweet potato, carrots, and cauliflower florets until browned but cooked all the way through
– Add onions and garlic, and more coconut oil if it needs it
– Add red curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, bay leaves, and lemongrass
– Saute until mixed well
– Add enough veggie stock that veggies are almost covered but not fully submerged
– Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to simmer.
– Let simmer until sweet potato is cooked through but not mushy.
– Add 1/2-1 can of thoroughly mixed coconut milk. (I used just 1/2 can but you can use more if you’d like thicker)
– Season with salt and pepper to taste
p.s. I added some Microgreens for a garnish in this pic… totally optional!
p.p.s. This recipe is also really terrific on top of a bed of sautéed cauliflower rice!
If you’re like me and love nourishing your body with healthy food but don’t have a lot of time to hang out in the kitchen, check out my 14 day Into to Paleo Program! It’s also a great entry into what it’s like to remove typical inflammatory foods from your diet, like grains, dairy, sugar, etc to see how your body responds. I’m offering a 50% discount for a limited time with the savings code HEALTH2018 at checkout.
To having great friends who can cook… and creating a life in color,
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