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Happy Coconutty Easter! April 13, 2009

This beautiful morning started out with tropic-oats.  I fixed up some oatmeal with water, a banana, coconut milk, and some Kashi GoLean Crunch.


And to up the tropical factor, on the side I cleaned off some mango skins and pits.  Very elegantly, with a wet wash cloth by my side 🙂


For lunch I continued the tropical theme, with a little Indian influence for my BSI: Coconut entry.  I made an impromptu Coconut Curry Shepard’s Pie, and it was quite delicious.

The filling was just a mix of what was in the fridge, asparagus, carrot, red pepper, snow peas, celery, and roasted pork tenderloin, abouts 3-4 cups worth.  The topping was simply mashed cauliflower, I used ~1/3 of a head (what I had), but I probably could have used more.  The whole dish was brought together with the Coconut Curry Sauce which was simply:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (or more if you want)
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • salt, to taste

I boiled all the sauce ingredients until they were nicely thickened while I cut up the veggies.  I put the veggies and sauce in an oven dish, and mixed them up, and put them in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Before the oven:


During that time I steamed and mashed my cauliflower, then added that on top of the veggies and put the dish back in the oven for another 20 minutes.  I made 4 small servings, or two large ones.

Here’s a closeup with the cauliflower topping somewhat intact (the reason I would have used more, not that it affects taste).


I had a large serving for lunch, very satisfying.


Later in the afternoon I snacked on some crunchy carrots with sunflower seed butter, a slightly addictive combination.


For dinner I fixed up a La Tortilla Factory Multigrain wrap filled with romaine lettuce, red peppers, canned flaked tuna, several dill pickles, and lots of whole grain dijon mustard.  Dillicious once again.


And now I’m enjoying the last few Shasha Co. Gingersnaps while preparing myself to go back to work tomorrow after a long, leisurely weekend.  Well, after the Mentalist and Amazing Race tonight that is….



4 Responses to “Happy Coconutty Easter!”

  1. Krista Says:

    GREAT BSI entry!!!

    Sounds like we watched the very same TV shows last night!! It was my first time watching The Mentalist and I loved it! 😉

  2. Sharon Says:

    Oh wow, super delicious – totally love your wrap, and mmmm those gingersnaps are too cute. I love the heart shape!

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  4. […] dinner I fished out a serving of Coconut Curry Shepard’s Pie from the freezer.  It doesn’t look very pretty, but it still tasted […]

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