This past weekend seems like one reaaaaally long day. Or a week. My brain hurts.

Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry // Warm Vanilla Sugar

On Saturday I drove a few hours to Mont Tremblant (highly recommend it) to go to a bachelorette party for a dear friend of mine. The night started off as they always do; drinks, food, more drinks…outfit changes…drinks. You know? Celebratory stuff.

I’m currently not drinking more than one drink a night until my next marathon is completed, so I stayed wide-eyed and sober, enjoying the bar scene, bumping music, and grinding bodies (so funny to watch sober) move around the room without a drop of alcohol in my blood.

Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry // Warm Vanilla Sugar

The night was a complete success, but when the bride-to-be announced it was home time, I joined her since I knew that I had a 14 mile run the next day and had to be back in Montreal early.

I ended up falling asleep around 3:30am, had a solid 30 minutes of shut-eye, when the rest of the bachelorette crew arrived home at 4:00am….now, what would you do?

Really, I had two choices:
1. Get up and get ready to go home right then and there…tired, but knowing that I would get a full nights sleep back in Montreal, or
2. Wait until the ladies went to bed, and wake up around 5:50am to drive home.

Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry // Warm Vanilla Sugar

I went with number one, and I think it was actually a good choice. The drive from Mont Tremblant to Montreal at 4:30am is only an hour and a half, and it allowed me to go right to sleep when I got home. The only BAD choice I made was eating cake pops and Doritos before departing. Not only is it a weird mix, but it just makes you feel straight up gross.

I’m totally rested now, and have hilarious memories of being with my amazing friends, falling off a water cooler (we can save that for another day), and having a man, the same age as my father, give me the “come hither” finger…*shudder*.

Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry // Warm Vanilla Sugar

And so, I leave you with this curry. It’s super easy to throw together, is jam packed with protein (tofu, chickpeas, and cashews), and is my jam. For reals, P- and I eat curry at least twice a month, and love switching up the flavours we use.

Enjoy! And have a great week everyone! xo

Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

  • One 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk (I used full fat)
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (brown sugar would be good too)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into small pieces
  • 1 (small) head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized florets
  • One 13.4-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cashews, toasted
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Brown rice, cooked

Instructions

  1. Prepare your brown rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, bring 1/2 cup of the coconut milk to a gentle simmer over medium heat in a large pot.
  3. Whisk in the curry powder and salt until combined.
  4. Add the onion and garlic, stirring to combine and let cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the remaining coconut milk, water, and the tofu. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the peas, cauliflower florets, and the chickpeas. Cover the pot and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove the curry from the heat and add the cashews.
  8. Top the rice with your desired amount of curry and garnish with cilantro.

Notes

Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2013/08/06/cauliflower-chickpea-cashew-curry/

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32 Responses to Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry

  1. Ashley says:

    haha oh man the old man giving you the come hither finger! Cracking me up! I really need to try making curry at home – it’s something I only have when we go out to eat!

    • katrina says:

      It was the worst!!! He had a white tank top on, was shorter than me, and had waaaaaay too many piercings. EW! And yes! Curry at home is such a good idea. We make it all the time πŸ™‚

  2. Sounds like you had fun! I always end up being the mother hen if I’m the most sober. You need to up the curry intake – we have curry every week (it’s the only night my boyfriend cooks!). So many health benefits from ginger, tumeric etc πŸ™‚

  3. Bachelorette parties are SO fun!

    This dish sounds so different! I’m sure I tastes amazing!

  4. That sounds like an epic weekend! πŸ™‚ And this curry dish? Yes, please!

  5. This looks so yummy! I’m always looking for some good veggie meals πŸ™‚

  6. Amazing looking curry! I love curry, but have never thought of adding sugar to it! Yum!

  7. Kelly says:

    What a great recipe, this looks delicious! πŸ™‚

  8. ahh Im am shuddering with you towards that guy. yikes haha. however it sounds like a good night! Thank you for the curry recipe!

  9. How I want this in my life for lunch TODAY- Yum!!!

  10. I’m pretty impressed with your ability to resist temptations (and I’m assuming peer pressure) to stay sober during a bachelorette party! Way to go πŸ™‚ My healthy goals usually fly out the window when I’m around my friends lol

  11. Cookin Canuck says:

    It sounds as though you had an amazing weekend! Watching a wedding of less-than-sober guests can always be amusing.

    This curry is exactly thing I’d love to eat to detox from a weekend of over-indulgence (Doritos are a weakness for me, too).

  12. cassie says:

    I love these flavors. So creative!!

  13. Eileen says:

    This curry sounds so good! I could certainly go for some creamy coconut milk and cashews sometime soon. πŸ™‚

  14. Dan from Platter Talk says:

    Loved this post and hearing about your sober but fun night out with the girls! This curry looks like the perfect follow-up to a night out on the town. Great post!

  15. oooh i’d find it so hard not to have one drink or two, but knowing you had to run the next day is really a good deterrent. I’m grossed out over older guys thinking they can do anything at clubs. Ugh. And that curry looks awesome!

  16. Oh my gosh, I love curry, anytime and anywhere. In the past, I’ve had a hard time getting the flavors balanced, but you make it so easy here. Can’t wait to try this!

  17. sandra says:

    This looks like the perfect pre-run meal (post-run meal?), so healthy and full of yummy goodness!!

  18. jodi stewart says:

    Half an hour of sleep, cake pops and Doritos and an hour and a half drive and then you ran 14 miles? Holy cow, that’s awesome.
    Your curry looks great! You should pin it to the gluten free board. I’m going to pin it to my Not Stirfry. πŸ™‚

  19. Your dedication inspires me. I really need to eat healthier meals like this. Too many cake pops and doritos for me…in all honesty, this is what I should be eating every night. Mix up a cocktail to go with, and I’d be one happy camper.

  20. Joanne says:

    I could see myself choosing to drive home as well…sometimes there’s nothing better than sleeping in your own bed! I have no idea how you managed to run 14 miles the next day though! Impressive.

    Also impressive is this curry. It’s like you knew exactly what I was craving and put it all in one bowl!

  21. Tahnycooks says:

    I love cauliflower and curry together! This is my kind of dinner!

    There is nothing better than a great run! Great job on your training!

  22. My husband and I did a road trip of north eastern Canada a couple of years ago and Mount T was one of our stops. We had an awesome time. Sounds like you and your girls did too. πŸ˜‰
    This dish looks delicious! I love all of the main ingredients and never thought to combine them. Can’t wait to try it!

  23. I’ve so got to try this!! Looks so good!

  24. This looks amazing! I’m going to have to make this for my family. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the great recipe, Katrina!

  25. I absolutely love curry and this sounds delicious!

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