Invention test


Last night I had a fridge full of leftover vegetables and not a clue what to do with them. So, in true Masterchef style, I began my very own invention test. I use the term ‘invention’ loosely. On a normal day I’ll start planning dinner shortly after breakfast, so suddenly finding myself in the kitchen at six o’clock, without a clue, does (in my eyes) require a little bit of invention. It also means that I’m already hungry, so faffing about looking for recipes is not going to happen. Enter – thai green curry.

I have a jar of thai green curry paste in the fridge at all times. It lasts up to three months after opening and is great for nights when you need to pull something together quickly, but you’re looking for something a bit more inspiring than beans on toast.

Chop some veg and tofu, stir-fry it for about 10 minutes, add some curry paste and coconut milk, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve with brown rice and fresh coriander (if you have it – I usually don’t) and a sprinkling of cashews. Easy.

Raw materials

Raw materials

Thai green curry

His 'n' hers


Dinner for two

It also makes a great lunch:

Thai in a box

Thai in a box. I admit, it looked more appetising last night.

While we’re on the subject of food, meet my new favourite breakfast:


I was half-way through before I remembered to take a picture.

Spicy oat porridge with apple compote from Iku Wholefood. Iku is vegan fast food for me – it’s one of the few places I know of in Sydney that’s entirely vegan. $7.50 for breakfast strikes me as a bit pricey for what is essentially porridge oats and apple sauce, but this tastes far better than anything I could microwave at work and it keeps me going all morning. My only criticism is that it’s never hot enough, but I guess you can’t have everything, right?


One Response to “Invention test”

  1. Love Green curry! I made curry myself last night as well. but with chicken and potatos 🙂

    Iffy about your breakfast choice…. maybe take a pic next time before you start eating…..

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