More vegan stuff! So the reason for all the vegan recipes? Well, a few months ago I decided to go full vegetarian (I will make exceptions on rare occasions, but for the most part I don’t eat meat anymore), and I also found out after I made that decision that I have high cholesterol! Woo! Not enough that I need medication, but enough that some dietary changes were suggested. I am not super strict about it since I already eat fairly healthy, but I cut out my morning yogurt and replaced it with oatmeal or a granola bar, and I try to cut out other items like dairy when I am cooking at home. That way, I don’t have to be outrageously picky when I go out to eat. Given the changes I’ve made, I think it will make a dent in the numbers.
I cooked this recipe for dinner one night and decided that it was better as a lunch meal. It’s flavorful, but not enough that it left me satisfied me for dinner. However, for lunch it is perfect because I’m not a big fan of heavy lunches. It’s light enough to bring as a lunch and leaves me full, but not feeling sluggish.
I originally found this recipe on Healthier Steps, but modified it and added a few ingredients. You should have about 4 days worth of lunches when you make this batch!
Jasmine rice – 4 servings
1/2 of a large cabbage, cut into strips
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground thyme or 2 fresh sprigs
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 carrot, chopped
1 can of chick peas
1 cup of potatoes or sweet potatoes, chopped into small chunks
1-14oz can of light coconut milk
1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
- Prep and cook rice. You can have the rice cooking while you make the curry.
- Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft – about 5 minutes.
- Add coriander, turmeric, thyme, cumin, carrot, chick peas, potatoes, and cabbage and stir.
- Add coconut milk and bring to a boil.
- Cover saucepan and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes. Add some cornstarch if the sauce is not thick enough.