There's this fantastic Thai Restaurant where we live that serves the best gluten free curries. I'm secretly always trying to recreate their dishes because I crave them basically nightly! This one may not be exactly like their curry but my husband says it's definitely "restaurant worthy"! :Let me explain...we have this rating system anytime I make something:
If you haven't ever branched out and tried Curry you seriously should start with this recipe. It's absolutely one of our favorites. I literally have to make TONS of it so that there's enough for dinner and lunch the next day. (PS-some people have asked me what we typically do for lunch and that's just it- we almost always have leftovers from the night before. If there wasn't any leftovers we usually pull one of my meals out that I have frozen. A lot of the soups and dinners I make can be frozen for a quick meal later!)
Curry is great because it is naturally gluten and dairy free. The base is typically coconut milk which gives it a creamy, delicious taste. Oh, I LOVE this recipe! I hope you do too!
Thai Red Curry
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Can be nut free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Thai Kitchen
Serves 6-8, you can 1/2 this recipe if needed
Sometimes on those busy nights you just need a quick meal. This is a great 30 minutes or less kind of recipe that you're going to LOVE! The curry is mild, has a light flavor, and is a great beginner sauce for those little ones that are afraid to try new things. ;)
If you can't find the sauce in your local grocery store, Amazon offers it as well. Be sure to check out why we love it! Enjoy!
Oh my goodness, I'm in love with this next recipe. We seriously have had it 3 times already this month. There is this thai restaurant near us in American Fork, Utah that serves something similar to this dish. They called it Masaman Curry. It's AMAZING. So, of course I was determined to try and recreate it!
This curry is not spicy and has a mild taste so it's a great beginner curry if any of you have been scared to try it before. If you're a fan of peanut butter-even better! The coconut milk and curry blend together blissfully.
My favorite way to cook this is with a little bit of carrots, red pepper, chicken, and cashews but you can really change out any of the veggies. (Pictured is with potatoes instead of red pepper.) I've even done it with all chicken and no veggies. Choose your own adventure folks! Whatever you decide, you're going to LOVE it!
Chicken & Coconut Peanut Curry
(Gluten & Dairy Free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe off Food.com
Note from jalene:
Switch it up! Instead of the 1 chicken breast, 2 small carrots, and 1/2 red pepper try any of these variations:
Thanksgiving is over! Hope you enjoyed some of the great recipes we shared! If you're tired of turkey leftovers, this next dish is drastically different and will help mix up those taste buds.
It's an easy coconut curry with a tomato twist. My husband absolutely LOVED this dish! He couldn't believe it was made from scratch! He give it his "Restaurant worthy!" approval. ;)
Coconut Chicken Curry
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, etc.)
Adapted by jalene from Carpe Season
Someone once asked me how often I make a new recipe...I had never thought about it before but I'd say it's over 50% of the time! I have my definite favorites that will reappear occasionally. To be honest, my husband sometimes gets mad at me when there's a dish that he has liked. He'll ask, "Are you ever going to make (such and such) again?" Sorry honey. I'm addicted to trying new foods and flavors! This next recipe is definitely one of those times. It's a Vegan recipe I got out of a cookbook (pg 255 but that's all I know! Sorry.) It's perfect for Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free. It's versatile though if you want to sub in or out different things. See my notes below for suggestions.
Coconut Vegan Vegetable Curry
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free)
Adapted by jalene
Notes from jalene:
The potatoes and the chickpeas feel/taste like the same texture to me. My husband didn't mind it but you could exchange out the chickpeas for diced cooked chicken if you're not concerned with being Vegan. Or, you could sub out the potatoes for different vegetables such as yams or even apple. If you do use apples add them when you add in the zucchini instead of with the carrots.
Tom Kung Gai...Funny name. INCREDIBLE SOUP! In fact, my husband absolutely LOVES this soup so much, he orders it no matter what when we go to a Thai Restaurant. So of course I was determined to know how to make it! You pronounce the name:
Tom (hopefully you know how to say that one)
Kung (as in KUNG fu fighting)
Gai (as in see that GUY over there?)
The base for the soup is coconut milk which is an excellent substitute for heavy cream. I usually throw it in soups instead whenever they ask for heavy cream.
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tom Kung Gai Soup
Adapted by jalene
Tips from jalene:
Sometimes when we are just beginning to eat Gluten-Free we tend to focus on all the things that we CAN'T eat. But the truth is there are a lot of things we CAN! Things that were always Gluten-Free to begin with (or can easily be made into Gluten-Free just by a couple of slight changes). Fruits and vegetables in their pure form are always Gluten and Dairy Free! This next recipe is an example of one of those. This recipe is great because it uses so many different colors. Just look at that variety there! Red apple, orange carrots, red tomato, purple onion, and brown (I guess? ha ha) raisins. All with different vitamins and nutrients to contribute to this unique soup.
GF DF Easy Mulligatawny Curry Soup
Adapted by jalene
Just like apples, celery show up on the "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables that are highly contaminated by pesticide residue. So if you're going to buy anything organic, celery should be at the top of that list along with apples.
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