Are you ready for the impending snow storm? This vegan curry will make enough for left-overs and give you a ton of protein from the mung beans plus a rainbow of vegetables!
I guess it’s time that we all embraced winter – at least those of us in the mid-atlantic region. We’re anticipating our first major snow storm of the year, and they were predicting 6-10 inches from Friday-Saturday, but now they’re saying it will be a foot! For some people who seems like your average winter, but for us this is HUGE. Everyone is going to freak out, and in a frenzy buy everything at every possible store, and then camp out at home all weekend. Maryland and DC are usually under prepared for major weather events, so they forget to treat the roads before-hand and wait until everyone has been stuck inside for two days to start plowing the roads. I am, however, excited for snow! Luna is at the age when she can appreciate playing in the snow, and she’ll love making snow angels and building snow men. Playing in the snow was one of my favorite things as a child, and I have very fond memories of spending hours outside with my siblings and neighbors.
The amount of curry you can make with this will last you a few days, which is perfect for being snowed inside. It’s packed full of protein, fiber, potassium, iron and magnesium, and that’s just from the mung beans! The mung beans add the perfect texture and a nutty flavor to the curry. In 1/4 cup of mung beans, you get 12 g of protein and 8 g of fiber! The mung bean is basically a superfood! I’m excited to try out other dishes and maybe even make my own mung bean sprouts. If you want your curry on the spicier side, add 1/2 tsp of cayenne powder.
Making curry requires a lot of tasting and seasoning– do not fear the salt! You will definitely need to put a lot of salt in your curry, but that’s okay, it’s fun to season as you go and really create your own special tasting recipe. If you don’t season it, then the potatoes will just taste starchy and bland and there won’t be any depth to the curry. I really never thought I would say that in my life, but it makes sense to me now – sea salt is king and you have to season your food! I’m by no means an expert, but I’m learning and practicing as much as I can.
- Do you live somewhere that is expecting snow this weekend?
- What do you like to stock up on before a big weather event?