8/20/2015

Cravings: Paleo Chicken Coconut Curry

Chicken Curry

You will need:

  • 1 lb organic chicken breasts, sliced 
  • 2 whole onions (I used purple onions)
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 whole tomato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 200 mL coconut milk, thick (Preferably Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 head broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped

Prep:

  1. Start out by organizing all ingredients on the counter so that everything is in reach when you need it. (Trust me, it will make this all the more easy on you!)
  2. Rinse and slice the chicken breasts, place in a bowl and put to the side.
  3. Rinse and pat dry onions, dice into cubes.
  4. Take 2 cloves of garlic and chop finely (do not mince).
  5. On a medium flame, heat coconut oil in a pan. Add onions and fry until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add ginger, garlic, and curry. Stir over flame for one minute.
  7. Add turmeric powder, cumin, black pepper and chili powder. Stir and fry for about 30 seconds.
  8. Add peeled and cubed tomato. Fry for 2 minutes.
  9. Bring the bowl of sliced chicken into the pan. Mix well. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add a cup of filtered water to the pan and cover. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes.
  11. While the chicken is simmering for 20-25 minutes, take your cleaned broccoli and cauliflower florets and steam in a separate pot. Once done steaming, drain broccoli and cauliflower and place in a serving dish. Your chicken curry will be served on top of this.
  12. Once the chicken curry has cooked for 20-25 minutes, lower the flame and add coconut milk. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove chicken curry from flame and add to your steamed broccoli/cauliflower serving dish. Mix well and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

*This recipe is Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Sugar-Free.


7/08/2014

I Remember My First...

Photo courtesy of Fake Leather
I remember my first beer Coach bag. I was in 8th grade and had no idea what it meant. Assuming Coach was some magical soccer duffle bag company, I said, "Coach bag? I don't even like sports." Regardless, my best friend and I got matching mini totes.

Needless to say, my fashion choices have matured since my white, nylon Coach bag with pink lettering on the inside. In high school, I moved on to Louis Vuitton and never looked back.

Today, I caught myself fighting my inner devils advocate when I uttered the thought, "Is Coach back?". Eeek. I'm cringing as I type this. The Coach brand has lacked any sort of enticement to drive me to even pay attention to them as a brand for a number of years now.  My opinion currently continues to teeter back and forth, but I can't deny the one impression that suddenly had me questioning my whole presumptuous opinion of the brand.

It all started on my daily commute on the E train. I was jammed in the crowded subway car, holding my breath until it was my turn to get off, when I came across the most perfect little red bag. It had 3 zippered compartments, just the right amount of storage, and gorgeous structure. So, obviously, I needed to find out who made it.
At first I thought, had CĂ©line decided to make a larger version of the trio? If that was the case, I knew there'd be no way I could fit that into my budget right now. So, while we stood on the crammed subway cart, I had to ask. After hearing this bag was Coach, I was both underwhelmed and confused. But regardless of how I feel about the Coach brand, I must confess that this is literally the most affordable, appealing bag I've seen in years. It's Coach and I'm only kind of ashamed of it.

Are you convinced enough to consider purchasing the Coach Turnlock Borough Bag?