Want to set yourself up for success for a healthy dinner? Set up the crockpot! A filling, hearty stew that you make yourself is the best way to stay on track during those busy days when it's tempting to just grab food to go. You control the ingredients, and in this case, the ingredients are phenomenal! (No joke, I enjoyed a hearty portion last night and woke up this morning energized for a nice 10 mile jog along the coast. Bliss, I tell you).
This is a super fast and easy stew that will make your house smell amazing. It will fill you up and satisfy those dessert cravings--the slightly sweet adzuki beans mixed with cinnamon curry spices is simply divine. It compliments the creamy butternut squash and veggies perfectly, I promise. I stand by my claim that cinnamon is great in everything.
Buddha Shake Curry Stew
yields: a ton (ok, maybe 8-10 servings)
2-1/2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, diced fine
2 cups garbanzo beans (dried)
1 cup adzuki beans (dried)
2 medium tomatoes diced
1-1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups frozen or fresh peas
2 tablespoons Red Ape Buddha Shake Curry Mix*
1 tablespoon curry powder
1. Throw all ingredients into a large crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours.
2. Reduce to low and add spinach and peas, cooking for 1 more hour.
3. Serve warm and enjoy!
*have no access to Red Ape? Poor you! This mix contains red pepper, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, mustard, black pepper, fenugreek, ginger, turmeric, clove, cardamom, allspice and sea salt.
See? Told you it was easy!