“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”

The above quote is attributes to both Roger Miller and to Bob Marley.  Talk about a full spectrum conundrum.

Additionally, it’s been raining on and off for about a month.  Areas of the state where I live are flooded.  We have no such problem in our immediate area, and we’re delighted that our sump pump is in good working order.

And then, I had a half can of coconut milk to use up.  Also some pasta sauce.  I’m off and running.  I’m also looking for something that would be just this side of comfort food.


2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T ginger root, grated

1 T ghee or olive oil

1/3 cup diced tomatoes

4 ounces coconut milk

1 cup pasta sauce

2 t sugar

1/2 t salt

2 t corn starch

1 T cold water or 1/2 c chicken broth

cooked chicken

cooked rice or quinoa

parsley or cilantro for garnish


Place the garlic, ginger and oil in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, coconut milk, pasta sauce, sugar, and salt and get this simmering.

Dissolve the cornstarch in the water or chicken broth and add it to the tomato mixture.  I happened to have chicken broth that the chicken was sitting in.  It worked.  Cook this until it thickens a bit.  Add the chicken.  Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.  Serve over rice or quinoa or go nuts and serve it over noodles or mashed potatoes!

Garnish with parsley or cilantro or not.  I mis-remembered the recipe and put in a half cup of diced onion at the beginning.  Nothing cataclysmic happened.

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Obviously in need of green garnish like parsley or something.

Another episode in the saga of “Grandma Pat goes bonkers using up leftover.”

Shrimp or lobster would also work well in this dish.

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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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