Easy Family Recipes
I grew up in a big family. A big ethnic family. My father is from Sri Lanka with Portuguese blood. My mother is from the Philippines with Spanish blood. There were four children, two boys and two girls. I was second from the end as the middle child, but treated somewhat like the youngest.
One of the huge emphasis’ in my childhood was the importance of sitting and eating dinner together as a family. Hence every night, from when I was very young, the dinner table was a sacred time. Nearly every night our dinner table would host our friends, or my father’s work employees, or random people that my parents were discipling at the time.
We all worked or studied, and my parents especially would work long hard hours.
Thus cooking responsibilities were shared. The first one home would always automatically start cooking. We never catered for any less than 8-10 people. So we got very good at meals that could be whipped up in a short space of time, and go a long way. Since going primarily plant based, I have had to adapt a lot of these, however there are a few of the recipes which I cook even now every single week that my mother taught me.
I thought I would share my recipe for cauliflower yellow curry which is a favourite of Marks and mine. It is so very easy (as in four ingredients). You whip it up within 15 minutes, and serve it will rice noodles or brown rice or even a simple side salad and its done.
One head of Cauliflower (cut into small florets)
4 cloves of Garlic chopped finely or crushed.
3 cubes of chicken stock ( I love Massel)
2 tins of light coconut milk.
2-3 (heaping) table spoons of yellow curry paste (Ayam or Valcom are both delicious and available at all Coles and Woolworths).
I add everything together and bring to boil and than reduce to a simmer for 20 mins. That is it! I don’t bother with the frying of the onion and the garlic. Although you can if you have time it actually doesn’t make a huge difference so I don’t bother.
Note. If you want to add some green I add a big handful of spinach leaves or a cup of frozen peas at the end( sweet baby peas are the best).
Garnish with some coriander. Get a couple of those pre-made brown rice bags that you heat up in the microwave or some good quality brown bread. And dinner is ready in 20 minutes or less!
So that is what we are having for dinner tonight!
You are welcome Mark Greenwood.
I would love to hear about what your easy family recipes Please comment or email me… I would like to try them and with your permission share it for us all to try.
Until then whip this one up!
You are deeply loved and richly cherished.
The Healthy Hiccup