ok, ok, i’m finally in. after resisting the turmeric party for fear of turning everything in my kitchen (to say nothing of my closet…) permanently, irrevocably bright yellow, i finally caved. i’m in. turmeric and coconut vegetable curry, here we come.
truly, it was really just the fear of staining all the things that was holding me back. i like the taste of turmeric, i already had 2 jars of it in my spice cabinet, and apparently it has more health benefits than watching squirrels at play chase each other and execute ice capades*-worthy leaps through the air (that last part *may* not be a scientifically validated claim).
anyway, i recently decided to (put on my least favorite shirt and) be really careful to wipe up spills and just make a turmeric curry already. i mean, let’s be clear: our countertops are made of ground up cereal boxes topped with blueish/green plastic (also known as “laminate”). how concerned about yellow stains can i really be? plus, soft scrub. so, onward.
i started off by just throwing a bunch of vegetables and some tofu together with turmeric, two other spices (*occasionally* i do try to keep things simple), and some coconut milk. aaaaand it was amazingly delicious. kind of like this cider glazed chicken with mushrooms and butternut squash where i wished i’d paid more (read: any) attention to what i was doing so that i could, you know, do it again and tell y’all about it.
on take two, i paid closer attention and took notes on quantities, etc. and it was good, but a little bit less spectacular than round one. so i tweaked some more to get us back to the deliciousness of version one.
and now, here we are. delicious turmeric and coconut vegetable curry, which may or may not have all the health benefits ever but at least definitely tastes delicious. and so far the only “casualty” has been a plastic spoon that looks a little more jaundiced than usual. and i’m sure he’ll make a full recovery after a few more spins through the dishwasher.
so, i’d say give this turmeric and coconut vegetable curry a try, but also wear a shirt that is not your favorite and wipe up spills quickly, especially if you actually like your countertops (or just don’t want them to look any worse).
*apparently the ice capades went out of business in 1995. i had no idea. whiiiich means i’ve been making hopelessly out-of-date references for about 20 years now. nothing new there though…