Here’s something a little different that I posted about on social media! I’m following a whole food plant based no oil way of eating from the book Mastering Diabetes (affiliate link), by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD & Robby Barbaro, MPh, who are both diabetics themselves and follow this way of eating to manage their own health. I’m not diabetic yet, but I did receive a prediabetes diagnosis and it woke me up to the need to control my health and get myself in better shape as well as resolve my blood sugar and insulin resistance problems. I’ve been following my doctor’s recommendations as well, and they approve of this way of eating.
I couldn’t find a good low fat vegan curry recipe, so while my wife was making curry with coconut milk (too much fat for this WOE), I decided to experiment with making the same recipe with regular almond milk, and it turned out great! So, I thought I’d share it here, so others could benefit! If I can make it, I know you can!
Simple Low Fat Vegan Curry
- 1/2 large onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 bag (14 oz) mixed veggies, your choice
- 3/4 cup red lentils (you may prefer a little less)
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (I used San-J Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce (affiliate link) because my sons are allergic to wheat so that’s what we keep in the house)
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Turn a saucepan on high. Add a little water or broth (not mentioned in the ingredients because it will probably boil off) along with the onions and garlic. Sauté in the water or broth for as long as desired, usually 8-10 minutes.
- Add almond milk, lentils, soy sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally (it can stick to the bottom of the pan, so be sure to stir the bottom to avoid this, and reducing the lentils or adding more liquid can help).
- Add the mixed veggies and cook for another 5-8 minutes.
- Serve alone, over rice, or with bread (naan bread would be wonderful, but I didn’t have any this time).
If you make this, let me know how it turns out via social media or the Contact page on this site! This is my first time posting a recipe, so I’m really curious how others like it!
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