This is one of my absolute favourite dishes, because it brings me back to my time spent in South East Asia a couple years ago. This is a Thai inspired recipe with a lot of flavour and a lot of great ingredients.
It combines full fat organic coconut milk, chicken breast (hormone/antiobiotic free) antioxidant rich spices, ginger, veggies and quinoa. This high fibre, high protein, high (healthy) fats meal will keep you full for hours.
Coconut Curry Bowl
- 1 can organic coconut milk
- 2 chicken breasts cubed
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- chopped cilantro to taste
- 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 inch piece of ginger grated
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- half small onion diced
- 1 cup purple cabbage pepper diced
Method of Preparation:
Cook quinoa in rice cooker or by preferred method. Sautee onions and garlic in grapeseed oil, until browned. Add in cubed chicken breast. Cook until brown on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add chickpeas, cabbage, tomato paste, ginger, curry powder, turmeric and mix together. Cook untill cabbage brightens. Pour in can of coconut milk. Mix all together. Increase heat and bring coconut milk to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. At this point plate your cooked quinoa and pour over desired amount of coconut curry and place chopped cilantro to taste on top.
Want to make this vegetarian friendly? Simply remove the chicken or swap with tempeh or black beans.
Turmeric: This traditional Indian spice is one of the best foods on earth. It contains a potent antioxidant called curcumin. Curcumin is one of the most studied antioxidants and has been proven to activate anticancer genes in our body and is also very anti-inflammatory. There are so many different benefits beyond these two that I have just been inspired to create a super food profile for turmeric. Moral of the story? Add turmeric to as many dishes as possible.
Ginger: Is another incredible component of this recipe. Ginger's strongest point is its digestive properties. It stimulates gastric juices that help food breakdown more effectively, reduces nausea, soothes the bowels, reduces gas and is anti-inflammatory. It is a potent antioxidant to boot. Whats not to love?
Enjoy this delicious dinner!