Wednesday, November 6
Thai Curry Burrito Bowl
Seth loves burritos, but I can’t eat them – they’re just too big for me. I love all the stuff that goes in them though, so when I found this recipe for Thai Curry Burrito Bowls on the Luminous Vegans blog, I knew we had a winner. Seth gets his burrito fix and I get the yummy burrito insides without having to eat a football-sized object. Plus, Thai curry! There are some things I can’t leave alone when I cook, and tofu is one of them. I used super-firm tofu here because that was what I had in the fridge, but I think I’d have like extra-firm more, since it absorbs flavors better. I added a little tamari while it cooked and sautéed the Thai chilies and some green onion with the tofu. Garlic would be really good on it, too. We also added some lightly sautéed broccoli and red bell pepper to the bowls. The sauce is super easy to make, but ours came out thinner than theirs looks in their photos. I think it’s because we make fresh peanut butter in the Vitamix and that tends to make for thinner sauces than jarred stuff (something I just now learned – well after having cooked this dinner). Cornstarch should fix it though. Regardless of the thickness of the sauce, it was amazing. I used light coconut milk because I really can't tell a difference between that and full fat. Whichever one you use, you will love, because this stuff is amazing. (I kinda w could probably just put a straw in it.) I really like the versatility of recipes like this one. Don’t like carrots? Leave them out. Want some broccoli? Add it in. Spicy? Not spicy? Up to you. I completely forgot to add the carrots and cucumber that I’d planned to, but no worries. We’ll be making this one again for sure. Seth wanted baked spring rolls on the side, but I think cold basil rolls would be great with this and I plan to make one at least for me next time we have this, which will probably be soon. It’s going in regular rotation.