Meal: Red chicken coconut curry, kale with garbanzo beans and roasted garlic, & bomb ass naan

Back story: With key canned ingredients (tomato, coconut milk or broth, & garbanzo beans), you can cook just about any stew. We were both craving Indian and had great kale in our basket this week from Berkshire Organics , so we wanted to make something yummy with that. With this dish, we love the naan recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone because it’s a real easy bread to make on the fly.

Method:
Garlic: cut top off the pod, add olive oil, roast at 400 degrees for 30 mins. Meanwhile, get busy wit da curry.

Curry: Fine dice your curry fixins: onion, peppers, ginger, garlic, and sweet potato. Carrot, broccoli, or cauliflower would be good too. Just make sure that things are cut to the same size, it will cook evenly and makes for a balanced forkful. Cube chicken, tofu, or whatever protein you want. Tip: get a box of nitrile gloves to use when chopping peppers or chicken. We use midknights, elegant black. Brown protein in olive oil with s/p, set aside. In the same pan, add cut veggies and sauté for 5-10 mins until soft then add cumin, cinnamon, and garam masala to taste. Tip: if you don’t have garam masala, mix cardamom, clove, and allspice. Note: these are all very potent spices, a little goes a long way. Toss around for a bit. Add can of diced tomatoes and can of coconut milk to sautéed vegetables and mix well with wooden spoon or spatula, scraping bottom of pan well and reduce heat to low. Keep heat low so you don’t “break” coconut milk. Simmer until potatoes are softened and broth reduces a bit, add salt and pepper and stir. Top secret MF secret weapon: rice cooker.

Greens: Remove stems from greens and roughly chop leaves. Wash, boil in salted water for 10-15 mins. Drain and toss back into pot. Add 3 cloves roasted garlic and throw in can of strained garbanzo beans. Mix well, smash garlic, and add salt. Cover to stay warm.

Plating: brown jasmine rice, then curry, greens on da side. Bomb ass naan on the other side. We ended up mixing everything (greens and curry) together it was super yummy. Enjoy!

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