Broccoli Chickpea Curry

Broccoli Chickpea Curry

Curry for breakfast, lunch or dinner, that is the way we feel around here sometimes. But it wasn’t always like that. Back in our early 20’s, we would not eat anything with that curry or cilantro flavour. Our families would keep those flavours off to the side for us and only add it once we took our servings. How embarrassing. 

Curry doesn’t just fill that craving for good food. It’s got amazing properties too. Many of the curry spices are anti-inflammatory, aid digestion (believe it or not) and can act as an antibiotic. 

Now while we are not suggesting you throw away your prescription for a sinus infection and only start snorting this amazing recipe, there is still something to say about why we may crave curry. Perhaps it’s a way to keep inflammation down, our immune systems up and infection at bay before it gets out of control. Regardless, this mild Thai broccoli chickpea curry is a good place to start if you’re not yet a lover of all things curry. 

 

Broccoli Chickpea Curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-28 oz can chickpeas, drained  (or 2-3 cups cooked yourself)
  • 1 (~400ml) can of coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp tamari or Soya Souce
  • 1/3 Cup veg stock
  • 3 -5 Tbsp green curry paste
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen broccoli (or spinach, green peas, or okra)

 

Directions:

      1. sauteé onions until translucent, about 3-5 min
      2. add chickpeas, coconut milk, tamari, veg stock, and curry paste and mix until coconut milk and curry combine as a sauce
      3. mix in the broccoli 
      4. let simmer in a pot for 20 minutes covered or cook in pressure cooker for 5 minutes. 

We hope you enjoy this Broccoli Chickpea Curry. Take some pics of yours and share it on your social media outlets and don’t forget to tag us @planttrainers!

Enjoy!

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Homemade Delicious Granola

Homemade Delicious Granola

Truth? Granola could cost you an arm and a leg in the grocery store. How vegan is that? With allergies on high alert these days and wanting to make sure you control the sugar intake of your family, granola is a hard sell. Here is a basic recipe that you can use to meet your needs. Use less maple syrup, replace the almonds with another seed or tiger nuts (not actually a nut), use gluten-free oats if you’re gluten-free, or replace any ingredient you don’t like or can’t find with anything else you want. If you want it to cluster more, you’ll need more syrup. Store it in mason jars in a cool dry space. Adam loves eating this granola for breakfast with some soy milk and bananas. If you check out our Instagram you’ll see a few pics along the feed. 

 

Homemade Delicious Granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • pink Himalayan salt, optional

 

Directions:

  1. preheat over to 350°
  2. combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
  3. add 1/4 cup of maple syrup and mix again
  4. should you wish, add more maple syrup and mix again
  5. cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture onto parchment 
  6. sprinkle with a touch of salt, if desired
  7. bake for 8 minutes
  8. allow it to cool completely before transferring into storage containers to avoid moisture from condensation

Enjoy!

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