Easy Green Coconut Curry

by Em on August 15, 2012



Life lately has just felt soooooo busy!

(And yes – unemployed 30 year olds who are living with their mothers are totally allowed to feel busy too!)

The thing is - despite of my technical lack of employment – I do suddenly have a lot of non-jobs going on. First up, I’m the budget manager for our final culinary showcase (a self appointed position I should add .. and another prime example of me generously over-committing, and then taking out my stress on all my dearest and dearest. Seriously.. what am I like?!).

I’m also preparing my final presentation – and I’m working my sort-of-soup-kitchen gig. (Which is, BTW, far and away my favourite job EVER, and also – as luck would have it – the one job I will NEVER get paid for).



Most excitingly though, I’m completing my culinary externship hours .. and doing so with my culinary mentor (and now good friend) Simone. I’ve been helping Simone out with a Paleo pop up she’s running in the city … and she’s basically become my favourite cook in the world. I blame Simone  entirely for my current obsession with putting homemade chive-y aioli on EVERYTHING (including – as a new bikini season choice – slabs of triple cream cheese). I also- thanks to Simone –  covet stone fruit salsa, almond flour cookies and homemade balsamic reduction.

And easy green coconut sauce.



I first had easy green coconut sauce on salmon and  cauliflower rice, as my staff meal two weeks ago. It totally blew my mind and I therefore did what any normal person would do; made it for myself on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.

Why mess with the formula – thats my usual (and adventurous) approach.

Seriously though – this dinner is SOO easy and delicious – the sauce is just made in a blender, as is the ‘cauliflower rice’ that I ate it with. Between the super healthy coconut fats, the fresh herbs and the cruciferous vegetables, it’s one of the most balanced and healthy meals you can eat (especially if you make it with salmon, like you’re actually supposed to…). Because I didn’t really make any changes to the sauce – and you totally need to check out Simone anyhow – I’m just going to send you directly over to the recipe on her blog. The only change I made was to add a pinch of dried ginger to the sauce.. which I generally do with everything.

Oh, and to make it with prawns on Monday, chicken breast on Tuesday and Tempeh on Wednesday.. with some leftover chicken Thursday too. As you do.


What’s been your go – to easy dinner lately!?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Oh this sounds really tasty, heading over the check it out now!


Tricia @ Saving room August 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Welcome back! You are a busy lady! Hope all is well. I do believe you are eating well – this looks delicious. I’ll go take a peek!


Jennie (the gf-gf) August 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’ll be checking this out for sure! I made my own green curry sauce (once) but it was definitely NOT easy. Even though it was tasty, I’ve taken to buying premade curry sauces. Or just going to my favorite Thai restaurant – that’s my favorite option :-)


katie @KatieDid August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Life sounds full and exciting! I’m checking out that recipe now, if you’ve made it that many times theres gotta be something to it!


Eileen August 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

This sauce sounds fabulous–and easy! I may try it out on some seared whitefish. :)


Liz @ Southern Charm August 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

ok, I’m drooling. That looks amazing!

And while I was unemployed between school and my real job, I was busy as all hell! I totally know how you feel. I often wondered how it happened like that, but it did!


Lou August 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

This sounds awesome, Em…. and I love the fact that you are BUSY learning/living/experimenting and BEING – you sound very happy through your typing :)


Jackie (marin mama) August 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Girl, when you get back to London you’re going to need a vacation. I can’t imagine being back in school while working at an externship and then trying to keep a blog up on top of that. You are one busy gal.
Sometimes the best experiences are the ones that we don’t get paid for, like blogging. I hope that eventually we can all find ways to get paid for doing the things we love.

This curry looks so yummy (totally going to make it when I get home). I can’t wait to get back from vacation and start cooking and working out again. I feel like I have gained 5 pounds from all the eating out we have been doing.

Anyway, I wanted to take a moment and catch up on my favorite blogs and say hi to you! Miss you and I will email you when I return next week.



Jenny @ BAKE August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

that sounds like an amazing dinner! I’ll have to send my boyfriend your way if he wants to complain about having it mon/tues/wed next week ;)


Denise August 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I love the flavor combination in this dish – big fan of Thai based recipes. My go-to lately, due to traveling for work and getting the flu, has been pasta. We have been enjoying bowls of it, simply with olive oil and fresh herbs. Feeds the soul!

Need to plan that Cheese Broad date sometime soon!


Jackie (marin mama) August 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hey you! Where are you my friend? Miss you! Do you have a bike? We’re going on a bike ride and blackberry picking this Sunday in Sebastpool, want to join us?


Ashley@BakerbyNature August 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

MMmmmmm Curry! Hope to see more from you soon, busy girl ;)


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