Over the past year, I’ve found Pinterest to be quite useful for two primary reasons:
- Discovery of recipes (see my “food finds” Pinterest board here).
- Discovery of items made from repurposed materials (see my “creative reuse — Unconsumption ideas” Pinterest board here). For several months, my personal Pinterest activity pretty much centered on finding examples of repurposing to share on the Unconsumption Tumblr. (As many of you know, Unconsumption is an inspiring, mindful consumer behavior-oriented project with which I’m involved). Later, in April, after continuing to come across so many reuse-related finds on Pinterest, I launched a separate Pinterest page for Unconsumption (to which I pin many more interesting pins than those I share on my personal Pinterest page!). Needless to say, Pinterest is a great vehicle for expanding the Unconsumption brand. I mean, look at the volume of items — pinned by other Pinterest users — from the Unconsumption blog!
Anyway, it’s thanks to Melody Kramer’s food-focused Pinterest board that I discovered, this morning, the recipe for this incredibly tasty, highly aromatic turmeric chicken dish, and made it tonight for dinner.
I followed Beth’s (of the Budget Bytes blog) recipe, except I used only half a can of coconut milk; used ground red pepper instead of crushed (which I didn’t have); and I didn’t make rice; I simply ate the chicken in the sauce. (A note about the “no rice” thing: I’m trying to reduce my consumption of grains, including rice; see Wheat Belly blog and William Davis’s book by the same name.)
If you love Indian food, and easy-to-make, one-dish cooking, I highly, highly recommend you make this dish.
For the recipe, which includes onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper, a bay leaf, chicken, and cans of diced tomatoes and coconut milk (cilantro optional), see Budget Bytes.
For variety, I think you could add cauliflower, red bell pepper, chick peas, and/or cashew or almond pieces to the dish. And vegetarians could leave out the chicken altogether.
What else could be added? Probably many other things I haven’t thought of!
If you make a turmeric dish, let me know what you put in it.