Recipe – Sweet potato & shrimp coconut curry

I made this last night by altering a couple recipes. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and elimination diet approved!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced gingerroot
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onions and cook, stirring until softened. Add garlic and gingerroot and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add vegetable stock, sweet potatoes, chicken breast cubes. Boil then cover and reduce heat. Cook until chicken cooked through and sweet potatoes soft.
2. Add shrimp, coconut milk and curry powder. Let simmer until warmed through.
3. Serve over cooked brown rice with a salad on the side.

Green Tip – Coconut oil…and then some!!

I have been experimenting off and on with consuming more of a raw diet for the last few months now. I will admit some weeks are more raw than others, but even just getting more fruits and veggies into my diet has made me feel much better.

One of the main oils used in the raw culture is Coconut oil because it is not processed and completely natural. In one of the books I found the author noted that she uses coconut oil, not only as a moisturizing natural alternative to shaving cream or gel, but also that she uses it as an eye makeup remover!! So of course, I had to try it…and yes it works, extremely well actually. It’s also used as a good carrier oil for massage. So instead of buying a bottle of shaving cream and a tube of makeup remover – you can save all that packaging and just buy a large tub of coconut oil and use it for many different purposes. A nice environmentally friendly natural resource!

I shared my new found information with a girlfriend a few weeks ago and she just sent me a really great article on coconut oil and some health benefits of using it…including help with weight loss, immunity, and skin irritations. I thought I would share the link for the article as well…it makes for some very interesting reading and potentially a few more naturally healthy people!

http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html