Green With Curry

July 16, 2012

Most beautiful afternoon snack in history!? Yesterday’s half eaten smoothie topped off with raw oats and a sprinkle of Groovy Granola. A nice little cool snack after a hot walk to an appt. and back!

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Dinner tonight was a fabulous tofu curry feast!

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You know, I think this was better than the 2x take outs I have had recently. Just could have used a bit more curry spice flavor.

Tofu Green Curry <— BASIC RECIPE!

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The base was coconut milk + Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste heated until they were well mixed and hot.

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Then we added a bunch of our garden veggies to thicken and soften in the broth

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On the side, we pan-seared a block of plain Twin Oaks Tofu in safflower oil until it was nice and brown and stirred it all together with some fresh basil at the last minute. Served over leftover brown rice!

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We need to eat tofu more – I absolutely love it!

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Halfway through dinner we decided to pay a visit to Kohr Bros and thus, I knew I wouldn’t have any room for custard if I finished this whole dinner. So I saved half for tomorrow night (when I actually need a packed dinner when going from one thing to another). Good call because I was still full!

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Karen was just too intrigued to not get custard tonight after I kept talking about it at last night’s dinner (when we were all too stuffed to fit any)

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We went to the location just passed Pantops – which was a much nicer drive from our house!

I was shocked to find a cone was only $2.75. Compare that to about $4.30 for a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s and I think about $3.30 for Chaps. Frozen yogurt – who knows with those toppings! So this was a great deal.

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I did end up getting the classic orange sherbet (always and forever pronounced sheRbeRt!) with vanilla swirl – and sprinkles on top just for you mom!

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Delish!

Currently listening to the Independence Day theme song on Pandora Film Scores station – best movie song EVER!!!!!!!!!

I started On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves last night. It’s like LOST meets Island of the Blue Dolphins – good so far and kept me awake and entertained for over an hour in bed last night!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I haven’t had slimy okra in FOREVER! Mmm Mmm!

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2 robin July 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

You really inspire me with the way you eat Kath!

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3 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

: )

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4 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I’ve always pronounced it sherbert too – even though I know it’s wrong. :-)

Love all the sprinkles, they make food so much fun don’t they?

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5 Stephanie C July 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Me too! I didn’t realize I was mispronouncing until I was an undergrad in college! Embarrassing.

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6 jane July 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

omg i still pronounce it that way…

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7 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles July 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Such a cute looking sprinkle-covered cone! Yummy! :)

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8 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Jealous of your okra. =( Mine are refusing to grow!

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9 Mom July 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I can hardly look at that cone it’s so beautiful!

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10 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I will take you next time you visit! Maybe baby in tow!

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11 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

WHOA! … That is a lot of sprinkles :) Our daughter would love those sprinkles!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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12 Carla July 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Always and forever sheRbeRt is right!! ;)

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13 Kathryn @ Mamacado July 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Wow, those sprinkles are calling me….I had my first real pregnancy ice cream “craving” this week (I’m 33 weeks!) and your photo certainly makes me crave it again!

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14 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

That ice cream looks so delicious!!! Although that curry would have been hard to pass up! I love okra!

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15 Jennifer July 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I’m not an okra fan but I would eat that ice cream cone in two seconds flat. :) Looks wonderful!

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16 emily July 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That okra looks so good; I’m not finding any up here this summer. I am obsessed with Thai food so it’s fairly embarassing that I’ve never tried green curry!

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17 Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I am DYING to try frozen custard!!!

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18 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) July 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I love sprinkles on an ice cream cone! They make it look so pretty!

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19 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Your tofu looks awesome. I am just finishing editing some tofu pics myself :)

The sauce makes it or breaks it – and yours defi sounds big time makes it!

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20 Cassie July 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

My blog featured curry today too! (and similarly, not enough curry spice)

http://shortnsavory.blogspot.com/2012/07/curry-up.html

I’m glad you made it to Kohr Bros. I’m sure it’s been on your mind since your trip to the beach! :)

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21 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Man I need to get some ice cream or frozen yogurt. I’ve been craving it FOR DAYS!!!!

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22 MegS July 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I’ve got to try tofu! I have somewhat tried it before. My friend cooked it about three years ago and we didn’t really know how to cook it or what flavors to add to it. I’m willing to try tofu again sometime soon! I love sprinkles!! It adds a little pop of color! ;-)

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23 j3nn July 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Soft serve with rainbow sprinkles is an old favorite of mine!

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24 Jessica July 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I really love okra. It is one of my favorite vegetables.

I started reading On the Island about a month ago, but it was too slow for me and also got very strange/creepy about 2/3 of the way through. I stopped reading it. I am curious to see how you feel about it later!!

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25 Peggy July 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

haha I didn’t know there was another way to pronounce sherbert? What would it sound like?

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26 Brittany July 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

We had tofu veggie curry tonight too – only ours was red. :) I LOVE twin oaks tofu.

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27 Erin @ erinberries July 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Yum! The custard looks amazing. I’ll definitely have to try out Kohr’s sometime!

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28 Kayla @ Keep Moving Forward July 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

It has been a long time since I have made tofu – I think that I will this week! Thanks for the craving!

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29 Khushboo July 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I completely forgot about okra- love it roasted!

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30 Kelly @ My Love Affair with Running July 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

I am totally an ice cream with sprinkles fan! Yum.

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31 Liz July 17, 2012 at 3:19 am

Totally jealous of that ice cream cone! ;) Glad The Island is a good read – it’s next on my Nook!

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32 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 17, 2012 at 4:36 am

I love tofu and also don’t have it often enough. I need to correct that!

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33 Megan July 17, 2012 at 4:47 am

ooh The Island is a great read! I couldn’t put it down. Orange sherbet – my dad’s favorite flavor and something we had a lot growing up!

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34 Kelly July 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

Glad you found the other (better l)ocation. Funny you couldn’t wait to go visit!

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35 Tracey Garvis Graves July 17, 2012 at 6:13 am

Hi!

My friend Jill told me you were reading my novel, On the Island. That made me so happy to hear! I hope you enjoy Anna and T.J.’s story :)

All best,

Tracey Garvis Graves

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36 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 6:17 am

hi Tracey!! What a neat comment! Yes, I read a lot more last night…. can’t wait to see what happens! And excited to hear there’s talk of a movie! Thanks for stopping by!

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37 Ma Fea July 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Hi, Kath and Tracey! I just had to jump in to say that my daughter, Alison Dasho, was Tracey’s editor!!
Just had to have that proud mom moment. :)

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38 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

So fun!!!

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39 Sarah July 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

LOVE Kohr’s Brothers! I always make my BF take me there when we visit his parents–that location too! I’m going back in a couple of weeks and will be hitting it up again for sure! :)

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40 Brianne July 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

Kath, I have a question about beauty products. What kind do you use? Do you stick to organic face wash, face lotion, shampoos/soaps? I’m just curious what your thoughts are on all the chemicals that are in the beauty products we use! And your skin looks fabulous so I’d love to know your secret ;)

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41 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

I try to use things on the more natural side. My favorite is Alba Sea Minerals – I use their face wash and moisturizer. The smell is fabulous!! I’m using the Belli Skincare line right now for pregnancy, but those were for a review. I don’t use all organic shampoos and soaps and things because I just don’t think they work very well and the smell of fun beauty products is one of my greatest pleasures in life, so I choose my battles. Smell wins all. But when I’m shopping for something new, I do TRY to look for organic/natural/Whole Foods-style products. But I don’t use them exclusively.

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42 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

That ice cream cone looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had Kohr Brothers! I’ve always wanted to try it though :)

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43 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) July 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

Im impressed you can read for an hour in bed without falling asleep! I tried reading last night and literally within 10 minutes my eyes were closing. :) Probably due to chronic sleep deprivation that comes with having a 10 week old baby! ha!

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44 Mom July 17, 2012 at 7:29 am
45 Mai July 17, 2012 at 7:37 am

where do you get the thai green curry paste?

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46 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

Any grocery store – in the ethnic section

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47 Social Eater July 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

Mmm! We had curry last night- in veggie burger form. Such a fun summer meal!

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48 Brianne July 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Thanks Kath! I know you’re a dietician, so I have another question for you – What are your thoughts on everyday Vitamins and supplements? I believe in getting all our nutrients from real food, but it tends to be hard to get everything we need. But then again, do we really need to take Omega 3, Multi-vitamins, etc. every day? Thanks Kath

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49 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

I think a multi is good just to cover your bases. If you are an omnivore who eats all food groups, that’s all you should need.

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50 Amy July 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

how come it doesn’t look like there’s any sauce in your dinner pics???

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51 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

because it sunk down in there

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52 Amy July 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

gotcha. Just very strange to look at since curries are usually swimming in sauce

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53 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

Love a good curry! Wow! Never seen so many sprinkles…they almost sparkle!

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54 Carrie July 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

I read On the Island a couple months ago…. I really liked it. Great quick read!

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55 Jasmine @ learning to feed yourself July 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

Definitely thought it was sherbert my whole life. My mind is blown. I am never going to be able to un-learn this haha.

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56 Tracy July 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I will definitely read The Island next. It received great reviews on Amazon!

Have you read The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain? It’s a good book and the setting is in your area (Chapel Hill/Charlottesville/UVA), so it may interest you.

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57 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I haven’t, but just put it on my list!

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58 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

That ice cream looks so tempting right now.

I saw Okra at my local market today for the first time – I’m going to have to try it.

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59 Cait's Plate July 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Your okra always looks 1000x better than mine does.

Excited to try Kohr Bros next time I’m passing through your area!

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60 Kelly K July 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Aaand I’m the annoying person who always points out it’s “sherbet,” not “sherbert.” I’m sorry, I can’t help it! There’s no second R, people!

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61 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

We know!!! We are still rebelling.

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62 Fiona July 18, 2012 at 2:00 am

I love okra. Unfortunately I can’t find them here.

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63 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I absolutely love tofu but always forget how cheap + delicious it is! Poor little tofu–it’s a little homely looking, I suppose ;)

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64 Kristin at MommyPage July 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I would love to try making your tofu dish! It looks so healthy and green. I haven’t thought of cooking tofu and vegetables with safflower oil. Thank you for the idea!

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65 Chantal July 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Catching up on posts here – wow, I haven’t thought about Island of the Blue Dolphins in a long time!

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