Looking for something to spice up your week? This curry bowl is your answer! *hehe* A delicious bowlful of fresh veggies and healthy quinoa infused with mildly spicy curry topped with crunchy cashews and fresh pineapple. Mmm! This is seriously one of the yummiest dishes I have tried in a long time. And even though the ingredient list may seem lengthly, it is a really easy meal to throw together. The quinoa can be cooked days in advance and you can use canned pineapple if you don’t have time to slice up a fresh one (…the ARE a bit intimidating!)
Feel free to swap in your favourite veggies. And if you are not a fan of pineapple, you can easily add raisins instead. However, I must note, the pineapple and cashew combination really makes this dish. It can be served a protein-packed vegetarian main course or as a side dish. It can also be served at room temperature as a salad for summer picnics or BBQs.
Speaking of BBQs, Jesse and I had a BBQ with his sister Robyn and her boyfriend Louis on Monday. Robyn made a fantastic strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert. Yum!!! And I served up veggie kabobs and my favourite potato salad – Spring Potato Salad with Fresh Dill. I’ll be posting the recipe for the veggie kabobs later this week. They were delicious, especially when served topped with some homemade chimichurri sauce. Along with the veggie kabob recipe, I’ll be doing my first cookbook giveaway! So excited! :)
In my last post, I hinted about an announcement in regards to the blog. Nothing too major here folks :) I have just been thinking that I need to align my work on this blog with some personal goals. Therefore, starting next week, I’m planning on doing two special features per week!
The first feature is relating to my goal to eat more vegan meals on a weekly basis. You already all know about Meatless Mondays, right? Well, The Fig Tree will be hosting Vegan Tuesdays starting next week. I’ll be showcasing vegan recipes of both the savoury and sweet variety.
The second feature has to do with my love of travelling and trying new foods. Everything Thursday, I’ll be showcasing recipes with “global inspiration”. We are going to travel the world together and sample food from each + every country.
I am really looking forward to focusing on these two new features and hope you’ll tune in :) I appreciate all of you who take the time to visit The Fig Tree on a regular basis. I’d like to know what you think! Please feel free to comment :)
Please contact me if you’d like to participate in either feature with a guest post.
I’d love to have some contributors to mix things up a bit on the blog. If things go well with these two features, I’d like to add another one or two in the near future. In the end, it comes down to what you, my lovely readers want…and how motivated I am. *hah*
Hope you are all having a wonderful week! I know many places across Canada and the US are hitting extreme temperatures. What are you doing to stay cool?
Source: loosely adapted from Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli