Incredible shrinking curry

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I started this blog to keep track of recipes that I come up with that I want to be able to make again. This curry recipe is one of those. It’s an Indian-style curry with lots of inflammation-reducing (hence, “incredible shrinking”) ingredients like turmeric, ginger and garlic. These ingredients are known to help reduce pain in those suffering from arthritis and fibromyalgia. It’s also super low in carbs and really satisfying.

Cream of asparagus (hold the cream)

Ever since I made potato leek soup with cauliflower instead of potatoes, I’ve been dying to try cauliflower with different vegetables to see how it would turn out. I tried asparagus and ended up with a winner! It doesn’t get much better than this- low fat, low carb and delicious!

Potato leek soup (hold the potatoes)

I can’t tell you how many times I find myself with a bunch of fresh vegetables and no idea what to do with them. I love to browse the farmer’s market and pick up whatever looks good. The challenge then is how to take those random items and make something good. I turned cauliflower and leek into an amazing soup that I just had to share with you.

What to do with fresh parsley

I love fresh herbs. Sometimes what would otherwise be a mediocre meal can become really fantastic with just a bit of fresh dill or parsley. A bunch of fresh herbs can be pretty frugal too. You’d be hard pressed to spend more than $1 for a pretty big bunch of something. The only problem is how to use it all up.

When life hands you squash, make pasta!

From the title of this post it sounds like I’m going to go on about how I had a bumper crop of summer squash this year. Actually, I own a small, 4th floor condo with a tiny patio so I don’t even attempt to grow vegetables. I do love all types of squash, summer and winter, and am always looking for new ways to use it.