My cold is doing much better, I can talk … mostly and am only dealing with a minor throat tickle and stuffy head. I’ll take it over yesterday! And I think our wonderful weather today has helped, sunny and in the 80s. That almost makes up for raining all last week.
It’s safe to say I’m addicted to sprouts, I always have at least two batches growing in my kitchen and some in the fridge. Currently I have lentils, quinoa, buckwheat groats and alfalfa growing for loading salads and smoothies. Sprouted buckwheat grouts are my favorite for now with their slightly nutty flavor and crunchy texture, but I adore most sprouts and will continue this addiction during the summer for sure!
Since the weather was so perfect, I had to take advantage of the afternoon sunlight and take the dog for a long walk with my camera and telephoto lens of course. :-) Spring officially arrives here when I see poppies blooming and there are plenty around here.
I love that our subdivision has beautiful nature trails, wild animals and farmland in walking distance. And I have to enjoy it while I can because as soon as the economy picks up more, builders already have plans to turn it all into a “planned” community. Sigh. I got entranced watching a couple of wild male turkeys work hard to impress the ladies today.
Then squabble over them.
And get all puffed up again. They’re gorgeous, aren’t they? Why don’t human guys do this for us?
And on the way back, I watched some cows peacefully graze their field, eating and drinking.
Absolutely perfect weather and I loved the heat and being able to wear flip flops for the walk.
Shortly after, it was time to start working on dinner and I was still craving curry. It’s been over a week since I’ve done any grocery shopping, I’ve had no interest in coughing my way through a grocery store with this cold. So my fresh produce and fridge is pretty bare and I’m using up my frozen stash. That made tonight’s dinner interesting. I decided to follow the twins basic socca recipe adding a carrot, coconut oil and a tablespoon of curry powder for curry socca and blending the batter in the Vita-Mix.
I poured it in a greased pie dish and baked for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
The end result looked perfect, nice crust on the top and not burnt.
Of course I had to sample a piece while preparing the rest of dinner – nice curry flavor with a mild carrot sweetness, could have used a touch more salt though.
Frozen artichoke hearts are a freezer staple here because they’re tasty, easy to enjoy raw or cooked and a great source of protein and fiber.
I sauteed them with chopped onion, cauliflower, green curry paste, grated ginger and minced garlic.
For an interesting curry dinner combo. It was tasty and spicy, perfect for my stuffed head.
Are you a curry fan? What’s your favorite dish to use it in?