Meat Free Monday – Sweet Spud of Mine..


Back to work today after a week off – bleaughhhhh I am guessing a lot of you are back to the grindstone today, the kids being back at school too. At least it’s a routine.

As the weather has turned cooler, I wanted something warm and comforting and thought a Red Thai Sweet Potato Curry would be good, with plenty of corriander and some crushed cashews for texture would be nice – have made roti too, to mop up the juices – yum…

I start by peeling 3 medium sweet potato’s, and a medium onion. All are chopped, the potato larger than the onion, the in a frying pan, gently the diced sweet potato and cook till the edges start to brown, then add the chopped onion and fry till softened, add 2 large tablespoon of Thai Red Curry Paste * and stir through, when it starts to smell lovely, add a can of coconut milk, and some chopped corriander stalks and root if you have them, also a handful of chopped cashews or peanuts if you like them, gently cook down till it starts to thicken and the sweet potato is soft, add a small bag of spinach leaves, stir till wilted and chopped corriander leaves just before serving.

I have also cooked some brown rice, using the absorbsion method, ie rinse rice, add double quantity of water to rice, gently bring to boil, lid on, then turn down to simmer, when the fluid is mostly absorbed, turn off the heat and allow to steam and absorb the remainder of the fluid.

I use this Roti recipe –

The Roti is made by adding 300g plain flour, 20g oil, 250g boiling water and a pinch of salt, all I to the Thermomix bowl, or dough hook in conventional mixer, or by hand, watch your fingers ‘hot dough’… Mix on dough setting for 2 minutes, then turn out, divide into 12 equal portions, roll each in to a circle and ‘dry fry’ in a medium heat frying pan for a couple of minutes, flipping till bubbling and browned in each side – these can be frozen if they last that long….


When I serve, I add rice to the bowl, the curry, fresh chopped corriander, a sprinkle of chopped cashews with the roti folded on the side – enjoy…..

*Note: I could have made my own curry paste, and have before, but, it’s Monday and I cannot be bothered 😝 Here is the recipe I normally use

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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