I made it myself! With stuff I found in the fridge, using ideas I had in my head…
and the kids (and I! and my mum!) yummed it up.
Here's how I made it. I know you want to know! (Jess, this one is for you, especially, because you asked :) )
Inspired by the delicious soup we had with Ingi of Defying Gravity, I used this coconut carrot soup recipe as my base:
Then, I mixed things up a bit!
I didn't have any curry powder, so I used :
1/8 teaspoon of paprika,
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, and
1/4 teaspoon of cumin instead.
I didn't have a 14 ounce can of coconut milk (which came to about 400mL in Oz measurements), so I used:
Two 270 mL cans of coconut milk, instead!
PLUS I wanted to add some other things, like
A quarter of a head of cauliflower
One 320g packet of hard tofu
In the end, I decided not to puree the veges.
I could say that was totally the Inner Chef in me, acting as a guide for all things soupy,
and sure, it didn't quite feel right to blend up all that tofu and cauliflower,
but the truth is, our stick blender broke! So the decision was made for me.
I'm actually really glad I kept this more like a stew. It felt Just Right, when we ate it all up.
So, to sum up…
here's my recipe, for
One Yummy Coconut Carrot Cauliflower Tofu Stew!
(name just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?)
3 big carrots
Stir fry for a bit in some olive oil.
3 cups of vege stock
Put in the spices
1/8 tspn paprika
1/4 tspn cumin
1/4 tspn turmeric
Cook for a while, then add
1 pack of hard tofu (approx 320g)
and the coconut milk (approx 550mL).
Simmer for about 20 minutes (or longer), 'til everything's nice and soft.
Serve and gobble up!
It ended up as a lovely stew, not too wet. I actually think it would be scrumptious served on basmati rice, too.
If you want it to be spicier, add more spice or curry powder.
If you want it soupier, add some more coconut milk and/or vege stock.
The whole dinner didn't take long at all, and was so tasty. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I might show the photo of it again, because eating it made my family happy. And happiness is always, always, a beautiful thing.
Don't you agree?
Don't you agree?