“My brother has the coolest sister.”

Last week my younger brother came for a visit.  We did a few interesting thing and I ended up ordained.  That’s another story.  We also played Yahtzee and ended up laughing ourselves silly, which was not a far journey.

The other main activity was eating.  I asked my brother about his favorite kinds of food so I could cook take him to appropriate restaurants.  While visiting with a mutual friend in an unfamiliar area of town we mentioned that we were interested in Thai food.  Winner, winner!  I had a coconut curry dish that sent me scrambling to find a coconut curry recipe.  This is a version of what I found.


chicken breast, boneless skinless and cut into 1 inch pieces

S&P to season chicken breast

2 T coconut oil, divided

thinly sliced carrots

onion, small and sweet, sliced

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated

2 cloves garlic

2 T red Thai curry paste

16 ounces coconut cream or coconut milk

red pepper flakes, optional

cooked sweet potato, optional

peas, optional

basil, optional

red pepper slices, optional

2 cups cooked rice


Heat a large skillet or wok.  Add 1 T coconut oil.  Season chicken and cook in hot oil about 8 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan and add the additional tablespoon of coconut oil.

Cook the vegetables until they’re starting to brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Add the garlic and ginger and sauté about 30 seconds.

Add in the curry paste and coconut milk.  Stir to combine  When beautifully combined, return the chicken to the pan.  Stir.  Serve over cooked rice.

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Did you notice that you can add just about any veggie that catches your fancy or dwells in your fridge and needs to get eaten?  My curry dish actually had lots of sweet potato cubes and leftover pork from a leftover pork chop recipe.

I whipped up the sauce in a jar using my immersible blender stick.  Will just combine and heat everything up when it’s mealtime!

Loveya – The Grandma






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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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