We were thinking of bowling again this afternoon but our car had other ideas. the switch for the
You know the sound a truck makes when it is backing up, beep, beep, beep. Well there is a crane in use here which makes the same sound almost continuously. When they move it half an inch it appears to beep. It is driving me crackers. Do you wonder we wanted to go bowling. Any thing to get away for a while. Oh well, tomorrow we will be bowling anyway, DV.
My vegan friends may find the following recipe of interest. There were comments on the page from people who had made this recipe and the general consensus seemed to be it is too sweet. Most cut down on the sugar and one commented she had cut it out altogether.
Vegan Thai Curry Vegetables
Michael Kraus for The New York Times
Drew Spangler Faulkner, a cooking teacher at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, Md., makes a Thai green curry that is a kind of Asian comfort food. The sauce, made creamy with coconut milk, and gently spicy with the curry paste, is flavorful yet soothing. The vegetables, which are simply dropped into the sauce, and gently simmered for about 12 minutes, turn out tender, not soggy. It is
1 13 1/2-ounce can coconut milk (do not shake can)
½ cup vegetable stock
4 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar
6 Tbs Thai green curry paste, like Thai Taste, Maesri, and Thai Kitchen, none of which have shrimp or fish paste
½ cup diced (1/2 inch) onion
? cup diced (1/2 inch) red bell pepper
? cup diced (1/2 inch) zucchini or other summer squash
? cup diced (1/2 inch) peeled sweet potato
? cup sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained
1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
? cup diced (1/2 inch) Asian eggplant
8 large basil leaves, cut into thin chiffonade
1. Open the can of coconut milk without shaking it. Spoon 6 tablespoons of the coconut cream from the top of the can into a medium saucepan. Pour remaining contents of can into a medium bowl, and mix well. In a medium bowl, combine vegetable stock, soy sauce, and palm or brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Place saucepan of coconut cream over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble. Add curry paste and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir constantly until very fragrant, about 3 minutes; adjust heat as needed to prevent burning. Add onion, red pepper, zucchini, sweet potato, bamboo shoots, green beans, and eggplant. Stir until vegetables are hot, 2-3 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
3. Add the soy sauce mixture and a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice to taste; you may use the juice of an entire lime. Stir and mix well. Add up to 1/4 cup water if the curry seems too thick.
4. To serve, place the curry in a warm serving bowl and garnish with the basil chiffonade. If desired, serve over jasmine rice.
Author: Drew Spangler Faulkner
Source: The New York Times
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