Monday, November 2, 2009

Crazy With Curry

As promised I will reveal my curry recipes that I talked about in my last post but first some pics of Halloween at my house.....
My Little Kitty
Little One and Her Buds
Candy Corn Cookies I made
Sweet Little Ghost
Yes, there were costume changes.

Now for some perfect fall recipes. First up is this delish Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup that literally took minutes to throw together...
I just took a pre-baked butternut squash outta my fridge, sauteed one apple with 1 small chopped onion and when nice and soft added 1 1/2 tsp curry powder and 1 tsp cinnamon. Then I heated the squash in the microwave and added the squash and apple curry mixture in the blender with 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups water, then just blend away. You can start with less liquid if like and of course you can use all water. Then just added water and blend until you get it to your desired consistency. Super simple!!

Next was a recipe from Clean Eating Magazine and I just loved it! Such great flavors that you would never expect to put together.

Serves 3

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 apple and 1 pear, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped (I omitted)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/8 raw cashews
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • fresh parsley (optional)
Spritz a large pot with cooking spray and heat over med-high heat. Add fruit (except cranberries), onion, jalapeno, ginger, cashews curry, cumin and salt. Cook until soft, about 5 min. Add broth and cranberries and mix. Add chicken and spoon some over mixture over top. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer about 15 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Turn chicken once halfway through cooking. Garnish with parsley.
226 cals per serving

So freaking simple and so tasty! A must make for sure. My little one even loved it :).

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I totally used the Treat Fairy idea for the little ones Halloween candy. THANK YOU MRS. PEAS!!!!

P.S. Check out these Progresso websites for some great savings on Progresso Panko Breadcrumbs and broths, here and here. Perfect for your holiday recipes and or everyday cooking :)


  1. The question is...where did the treat fairy take that candy off to :)

    Your kiddo looks adorable, and we had many costume changes too!

  2. Love all your clean eats Justine, and the Little One looked adorable. She's such a little ham in front of the camera. Love it. Can we please get together soon. How about lunch next week?

  3. Love your little girl...such a gorgeous kitty!!!! Looks like everyone was having fun, that's what it's all about!

    I am the treat fairy too. I mean, who gives kids unlimited candy?! Do people do that? My kid would be bouncing off the walls!

    Thanks for the soup recipe, looks and sounds awesome!


  4. hey the food looks yummy.. need to try a pureed soup again, its been a few years (gasp) maybe our tastes have changed.. I especially love how simple it all seems to put together!

    we had such a great time Saturday! I wish I had known about the treat fairy in time but.. the kids have hardly touched the candy we have so..I will dispose of it throughout the week!

  5. Seriously. Could the kids be ANY cuter? I think not! :) Love the cookies!!

  6. I would choose your candy corn cookies over the candy ANY day! The kids are adorable too!! :)

  7. Ummm I am totally making that soup - like TOMORROW! I mean it!

  8. Oh my goodness---the Little One makes SUCH a sassy little kitty. How totally adorable. And she's totally rocking the Princess outfit, too! I want one!

  9. ummm HELLO DIVA IN TRAINING! look at her pose for that picture. she is going to be a heartbreaker!

    love love love the soup recipe - this looks right up my alley, and i shall be trying it soon. and yay for the treat fairy - i think mama pea's idea is genius!

    love youuuuuuu

  10. I love babies in costumes, they never know what to make of it. It's both adorable and hilarious.

    That soup sounds and looks incredibly delicious. I'll put a mental note down to make that when I'm in a hurry and want some curry! Thanks for posting the recipe!


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