Updated: Jul 13, 2020
It's no secret that I absolutely ADORE curry. It's quick, it's easy and it's different every time. I love experimenting with different flavours and ingredients, when I cook a curry it gets my creative kitchen juices flowing!
Water fasting - whats the hype?
Today I was breaking my fast after only drinking water (and tea) for 36 hours, something new I've been trying the last three weeks. Have you tried a water fast before? If so, how did you find it?
As someone who LOVES her food more than anything, it's been a challenge but one that I've enjoyed. I feel like I have already seen the benefits, not feeling the need to eat as much (I think my stomach has shrunk!?) and my stomach is definitely flatter and less bloated.
When I was researching into it, there are loads of benefits to fasting - it's a great break for your organs and allows you to flush your body through and detox as you're only consuming water. I wanted to see for myself how it affected my body, and I'm looking forward to continuing and hopefully seeing more benefits!
After fasting, I don't fancy super heavy food, nor is it good for you to consume them after not eating for so long.
Curry always hits the spot
I decided to team my curry with roasted sweet potato (I find them lighter than normal potato and I felt like rice would have been too heavy), and of course some broccoli. I normally make my curries super spicy too, but I decided to keep seasonings simple today, again to ease my stomach back in.
I used coconut milk as a base, added chopped onion and seasoned with some garlic, curry powder, turmeric, coriander, Himalayan pink salt, tomato puree and vegetable stock powder.
Being vegan, most of my curries are vegetable ones with loads of beans and pulses in, but today I decided to go for the "meaty" variety. For the meaty chunks I used 'Better Nature' Organic Tempeh Mince, and I was very, very impressed!
Never tried it before, or anything from that brand, and it was super tender and yummy. It kind of reminded me of a chicken curry, although the chunks were smaller.
What's your favourite curry combo?
I have a video on my YouTube channel all about my 'Vegan Journey' and answers a lot of FAQ that I get asked, so if you are intrigued by a plant-based diet and my personal experience, you can check it out here!