Well it’s officially HOT in Cincinnati! Today was the first day of the summer that we broke 100 degrees! Yikes!
a fun and interactive meal!
You know what that means —- NO OVEN!!! :)
As I mentioned yesterday, my Bro and his wife moved into town (YAY!), and today was the day their stuff arrived! Those poor movers who had to unload the truck in this heat! We were sure to supply them with ice-cold gatorade!
the cilantro adds a wonderful freshness!
I knew that after unpacking all day, they were going to come home exhausted, hot, and famished — so I wanted to have a delicious and filling meal waiting for them:) — I wanted to help, but I can’t lift anything heavy right now because of my Ulcerative Colitis flare — so I was on dog duty — watching Roxy and Vino:)
Roxy — the queen of the house :)
Vino — my “nephew” :)
So tonight for dinner, I served fabulous Veggie Curry Lettuce Wraps!
Veggie Curry Lettuce Wraps!
I’ve made a similar dish before…but Mexican! And they were a bit hit. So tonight, I thought, why not spice it up with a little curry! Lettuce wraps are cooling, crunchy, and delightfully satisfying! Sounds like the perfect meal for after a day of manual labor!
what a plate!
It’s Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology Diet friendly! And, as with last night’s meal – it can easily be adapted for vegans and non-vegans alike — my dad grilled some chicken for the carnivores at the table to add to their wraps:)
Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology Diet friendly!
Here’s what you need: (serves 4-5)
1 cup millet cooked in 2 cups veg stock 1/2 head of cauliflower, broken into florets and steamed 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed, and chopped 2 large carrots, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated 1 heaping tsp curry powder 1 cup vegetable stock juice of 1 lime 14 drops pure liquid stevia (BED use alcohol-free) 1/2 can of coconut milk (light or regular) Romaine lettuce leaves – about 3 per person cilantro, chopped green onions, chopped chopped cashews or almonds
Cook your millet until it absorbs all the liquid, about 20-25 minutes. When it has absorbed all the stock, fluff it with a fork, and add salt to taste.
Meanwhile, prep your veggies and steam your cauliflower for about 5 minutes, until they’re somewhat tender, but not fully cooked. Take them out, and shock them under cold water. Set aside.
Then, in a big pan, saute your onion and carrots in 1-2 tsp EVOO, salt, pepper, and curry powder. Allow them to cook for about 5 minutes on medium, until the onions have softened. Next, add your asparagus, and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Then, stir in your peppers. Let them cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then, stir in your garlic, ginger, and steamed cauliflower. Let those cook for about 4 minutes. Pour in your vegetable stock, lime juice and stevia drops. Let that warm through. Finally, stir in your coconut milk and let it warm through.
Serve by filling a lettuce cup with millet (or rice), your veggies & sauce and garnish with cilantro, green onions, and chopped nuts. I also served a little extra sauce on the side for dipping. YUM!!
so crunchy and fabulous!
This meal was fabulous! Crunchy, fresh, spicy, cooling, slightly sweet – just perfect!
The Millet soaked up the sauce beautifully!
These Curry Lettuce Wraps had a lot going for them! Not only were they beautiful to the eye, but they were also really flavorful! There was a warm, sweet-heat from the ginger and curry, which was complimented so beautifully by the cold and crunchy lettuce cups!
tender-crisp asparagus and carrots!
And the millet was nutty and wonderfully chewy. It soaked up the sauce brilliantly! My parents joked that they could drink the sauce it was so good! Creamy and luxurious — just how a curry should be!
the red pepper and cauliflower shine:)
The touch of fresh cilantro and crunch of the cashews finished the dish stupendously! :)
A fun and interactive meal for sure!
What has been your experience with moving? Any advice?