I think it’s safe to say you shouldn’t expect many recipes from me for the next few months. I don’t even have a baby yet, and I’m already struggling to keep up.
Most days we are lucky to eat breakfast and lunch at home. I rarely succeed at making all three anymore. And it’s still up for for debate in our household whether the almond butter and toast I make in the morning is breakfast. I say it is. If I make dinner 3 times a week I consider that a win. Restaurant coupons are saving our budget.
When we do eat dinner at home we are keeping things pretty simple. Marinated grilled chicken with a side salad, one pot meals, lots of veggies and a little meat.
This dish plays in perfectly.
I ate Thai food, what seems like everyday, for the first half of my pregnancy. I think this baby is going to come out eating jalapenos because spice does not seem to be an issue and I have definitely accustomed her to it in the womb. Dishes where you make your own curry sauce rather than use a jarred one are great because you have complete freedom with the spice level. Obviously I crank it up pretty high for us or we add extra red pepper at the end, below I have provided a pretty mild recipe for your whole family to enjoy.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1" fresh grated ginger
- 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- ½ cup snow peas, cut in half
- 8 oz can bamboo shoots, drained
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 (14-16oz) cans coconut milk
- 1 cup veggie stock
- salt and black pepper
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic ginger, carrots, broccoli and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until veggies have softened. About 5 minutes. Add curry powder, garam masala, cayenne pepper, coconut milk, veggie stock, and another pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook 10-15 minutes.
- Add snow peas and bamboo shoots and heat for 5 minutes. Add more salt and cayenne (or red pepper flakes) if necessary.
Approx cost per serving: $2.38