This tasty curry features red kuri, a beautiful winter squash.
If red kuri is not available in your area, feel free to substitute a winter squash of your choice. Red kuri is a naturally sweet, versatile squash that is great for baking and stuffing, in addition to stir-frys and curries. Kuri, like all winter squash, is high in vitamins A, C, riboflavin and thiamin, as well as the minerals calcium, potassium and iron and an excellent source of fiber. Winter squash have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and blood sugar benefits. Enjoy this beautiful dish on a crisp autumn’s day.
½ cup coconut, shredded
1 medium red kuri squash
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 sweet onion
2 cloves garlic
2” fresh ginger
3 cups cauliflower
2 cups kale
Preheat oven to 350°. Toast coconut in a dry skillet over medium heat, 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Cut squash in half; spread 1 tablespoon coconut oil on cut sides. Place in a baking dish cut sides down and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until tender.
While squash is baking, prep other ingredients. Peel and dice onion. Peel and press or mince garlic. Grate ginger. Chop cauliflower and kale. Juice lime.
Following package instructions, make enough quinoa for 4 servings.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoon coriander, ground
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon mustard, ground
1 teaspoon chile powder, ground
½ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon cardamon
2 cups chicken broth
1 can coconut milk
Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. When onion is translucent, add cauliflower, spices and chicken broth. Simmer 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is al dente.
When squash is cooked, scoop out flesh and add to cauliflower. Stir in kale, coconut milk and lime juice. Simmer until kale is bright green and tender, stirring occasionally.
Ladle over quinoa and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.
Preparation: 30 minutes active, plus 45 minutes to bake
Healing mushrooms and spices really jazz up tilapia’s gentle flavor.
1 pound shiitake mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1 cup cilantro
2 teaspoons salt
4 tilapia fillets
Prep mushrooms by wiping clean and slicing thinly. Juice two limes and slice the other into wedges. Peel and thinly slice shallot. Peel and press or mince garlic. Roughly chop cilantro.
Mix salt and lime juice, pour over tilapia.
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon pepper
In a skillet, heat coconut oil and cook fish over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add shiitake mushrooms, shallot, salt, pepper, garlic and chile powder to skillet. Cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft.
4 cups mixed baby greens
Divide fillets among dishes, top with mushrooms. Serve on a bed of mixed baby greens. Garnish with a slice of lime and cilantro.
Preparation: 15 minutes
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