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It had been one of those weeks where I just hadn’t had time to plan out meals. Usually, that type of situation would leave me a bit frazzled because part of succeeding on a whole food, plant-based diet requires organizational skills.
Planning allows you to purchase, in advance, the necessary ingredients for meals and it also allows you to set aside the time needed to put those meals together.

Lacking time and patience, I poked through our pantry and fridge to see what I could quickly whip together.
I wanted something that tasted delicious and that would also provide us the necessary nutrients to get our bodies up, moving and ready to tackle the following day.
The vegan husband and I are up and at ém by 4:00 am during the work week to fit in our workouts. Planning meals that enable us to maintain this type of schedule is paramount to our success.

This dish was a huge hit not only for how tasty it was, but because it required little time and effort to put together.
Also, it is easily digested. Thus, it allows the body to do the job it is supposed to do overnight – rest and repair.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, zested
1 tsp hot curry powder
3 potatoes, cubed
1 red pepper, diced
1 small head broccoli, cut into similar size to potatoes
1/2 cup sweet peas, fresh or frozen
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
sea salt and cracked pepper, to taste
spinach, amount to your liking
1 cup long grain brown rice or grain of your choosing (optional)

Directions:
Heat a large pot on high. Add onion, potatoes and garlic. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about five minutes. Add a little vegetable broth if needed to keep ingredients from burning.
Add garlic, curry powder, red pepper, broccoli and peas. Cook for five minutes.
Add coconut milk, salt and pepper.
Simmer for 30-60 minutes depending on your desired degree of vegetable tenderness.
Cook brown rice, according to package instructions, as the vegetables are simmering in curry. It should take about 45 minutes.
Five minutes before serving, adjust salt and pepper if needed. Add spinach
Add rice or other grain to a bowl (optional) and top with the vegetables.

Do you have a quick and delicious go to meal when you are short on time? Please leave a comment…

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