I mentioned in my meal planning strategy that being spontaneous with meals equals lots of leftovers. So what do you do?
Well when you have leftover riced cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and coconut milk, you make curry. I made my first attempt at a cauliflower pizza crust and wasn’t the biggest fan, but I already had extra riced cauliflower. So throwing it into a quick curry made the most sense to make sure it wouldn’t waste!
A strange soup
- riced cauliflower, half head
- 12 oz broccoli, steamed
- half bag (5 oz) kale
- 2.5 cups coconut milk
- half red onion, chopped
- turmeric, coriander, cumin, yellow curry powder, black pepper
- crushed garlic cloves
- olive or coconut oil
- 3 cups water, to get the texture soupy and not a pile of green mush
Thought process: Let’s just blend it and see what happens. Don’t do that part unless you have a better blender than I do. I knew the texture would be weird, okay, but my broccoli was also too big and. I just had to. I just did. I like risk. I’m sure it’d be just fine as a non-blended soup too. With some kind of broth as a base.
Look I’m not sure what goes in authentic curry, tbh, but I love that soup allows you to throw together a bunch of things and make them become delicious friends. Next time, I’m throwing in mushrooms instead of broccoli because that just sounds like a good idea. Or maybe not.
I seasoned to taste (did you expect anything else from me?) and served over Indian rice that I purchased from the Indian restaurant down the street because they do rice way better than I do. I didn’t loveeee this meal, but it worked and the vegetable content made it very filling. I also think it’s important to not only share the good stuff, but the failed experiments, the weird flavors and the mundane or sad or angry things going on with me. It’s just a recipe, but that’s what this is. It’s a subpar thing I did and I’m owning it and saying it’s fine.
A lot of recipe blogs used to make me feel bad. Some of my favorite cookbooks are beautiful and nice… but also a little pretentious. And that sucks! It can turn people away from cooking and experimenting and experiencing food. And that’s the best part of food. And if yours isn’t beautiful looking, that’s fine too. Because joy the baker told me (in a blog, not directly, though i wouldn’t mind her friendship) that sometimes food is brown and we just need to accept it.
So just do your thing and don’t worry about it.