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Feb 06

Thai Vegetable Curry Bowl

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Pinterest Curiosities! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

This week’s theme was somewhat inspired by the fact that I’m sure a lottttt of us have 349328432 recipes pinned on pinterest. (I know I do…) Well, here’s your chance to make a tinytiny dent in your pinterest collection! Choose a recipe to make a link up with us! :]

I know I tend to go on and on about how much I love salmon sashimi. In fact, it’s even sparked a couple conversations about proposals and marriage. But my other favorite cuisine? Thai food.

Back in Davis, I was spoiled by all my favorite genres of food. We had a plethora of sushi buffets/restaurants (10) and Thai restaurants (8). (I’m fairly certain that at one point while I was there, there were about 14 Thai restaurants and 7 sushi buffets + 5 other restaurants that served sushi.)

I’ve been craving Thai food lately, which may be due in part to the beautiful pictures Jess has been posting on her blog and on her instagram.

It so happens that I acquired a bunch of free vegetables because we had an impromptu lab last week (complete with a free dinner of ravioli + a salad bar! <3 ). Somehow, no one wanted to take the rest of the salad bar home… so don’t mind if I do! (Gotta save money where I can, right? >_>) Waste not!

In honor of my love of Thai food (and the fact that I got some Thai curry paste from the Reading Terminal back when I went to Philly), I decided to adapt this recipe in accordance to what I had in my fridge/kitchen! 😀

Thai Vegetable Curry Bowl

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp curry paste
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring coconut milk to a simmer and whisk in peanut butter, curry paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, + minced garlic cloves. Continue whisking until sauce is reduced by half + thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add crushed peanuts + set aside.
  2. While sauce is cooking, steam or lightly saute the spinach.
  3. To serve, place 1/2 cup brown rice in a bowl and top with 1/4 the spinach mixture, 1/4 the shredded carrots, 1/4 the bell pepper + mango.
  4. Serve with sauce + garnish with extra chopped peanuts + fresh cilantro.

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  1. Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite

    Mmmm… I also love Thai food and crave it often! I actually am posting a Thai-inspired wrap on my blog next week!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! There aren’t [m]any Thai restaurants around here! :[ Super-looking forward to your recipe next week! I love wraps!

  2. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    This sounds delicious. I have had a can of coconut milk sitting in my pantry for goodness knows how long. It is time for me to use it!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! <3 coconut milk! I have one more can hanging out in my cupboard that I'm trying to figure out a good recipe for! 😀

  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Thai is probably my favorite cuisine (I’m a total pad see ew addict) and this curry bowl looks fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Oh, pad see ew! I love that dish as well! <3 I can't really choose between Thai & Japanese food, but they are my top contenders!

      I hope you have a lovely weekend as well! :]!

  4. Sarah

    This looks delicious, I love thai food!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! Definitely one of my favorite genres of food! :]

  5. Annmarie

    I love Thai anything and this looks soooo good!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! 😀 I need to branch out and attempt to make other Thai dishes! <3

  6. Melanie

    I wish I was a curry fan. My husband loves it! I have a hard time with foods that are very aromatic. It gets stuck in my nose and it just is hard for me to eat it. I’ll keep trying though!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, darn! How do you feel about peanut sauce? Next week’s recipe is curry-less and glorious, and would probably go well with this bowl too! 😀

  7. Earl-Leigh

    This looks magical! We love Thai food. I can’t wait to give this a try. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Those were my thoughts when I finished making it and sat down to eat a bowl of it! I hope you like it! :D!

  8. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Well you can never go wrong with Thai, or veggies, or curry…or a meal in bowl form! Yum!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 I can’t wait to make more variations! <3

  9. AJ @ NutriFitMama

    I am definitely going to be making this. Thanks for sharing- it looks SO good!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it! I was super super happy with the way it turned out! :D!

  10. Rachel

    YUM! I love Thai. I want to make this!!

    1. Farrah

      Definitely one of my favorite cuisines! 😀 I hope you like it!

  11. Cassandra @PoweredByBling

    I love the addition of mango to this dish. Never tried that in my curry bowl.
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    1. Farrah

      The addition of the mango definitely made me love the dish even more! 😀

  12. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    YUM! I had my first Turkey Curry sandwich ever this week. I have never had Curry before until literally 2 days ago. I know weird. But I loved it!
    I am definitely keeping this recipe handy!!! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      :O! A turkey curry sandwich sounds awesome! I’m definitely gonna have to try one sometime! (Or make one, har har.)

      I hope you like it if you end up trying it out! :]!

  13. Esther

    I love Thai food!! I was spoiled in Chicago with so many amazing places to eat. I still need to find a good Thai place in my part of Houston!
    This needs to get in my belly asap!!
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    1. Farrah

      I was definitely spoiled in California with food diversity; I miss that a lot, but at least it’s forced me to learn to make it on my own!

  14. Ariana

    Oh my gosshhhh yum!!! Can you please just come and live in Vancouver and cook for me? I’ll help you pay for med school 😀 This seriously looks sooo good. I love thai food but have never tried making it at home before!
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    1. Farrah

      Oh em gee, I totally would if I wouldn’t have to take a whole ‘nother set of boards! (I do actually have a Canadian citizenship! 😛 ) My med school tuition if horrendously expensive, so I’d never wish it on a friend! :[ I’ve been looking into a couple programs in Washington lately, so we’ll see what part of the country I eventually end up in! :O

  15. Gloria

    I’m with you on the 4928209 recipes pinned on my Pinterest boards! I think I’ve only made one or two, haha. I’ve been reallllllly craving Thai food lately – this look amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thai food is probably one of my most constant cravings, haha. 😀 I hope you like it if you try it out! Totally with you on those pinterest recipes, but I keep telling myself…”SOMEDAY!” (As I add another 239230 to the list…)

  16. Stephanie De Geeter

    This one is going into my healthy reacipe cookbook 😉
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it! :D!

  17. Amanda (@mommygorun)

    This looks so good! We are definitely going to have to try this. We kind of love food….a LOT! One of these days perhaps we’ll get better at actually putting our recipes together to share instead of just showing off pictures!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, it’s definitely hard! There are so many out there that I want to try making, but not enough time in the world to make it all! :O

  18. Safari

    looks delish…funny, I was just telling myself I was going to start doing this…trying one recipe a week. Maybe, if I can figure out how it works, I can link up with you all on Fridays. 😉
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    1. Farrah

      That’ll be awesome! We have a different theme each week, but all food recipes (especially healthy ones :D!) are super welcome! We’d love to have you link up with us! :]

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