Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birth and Death of John of God Curry

Made this curry in VT on March 8 for my friend W.'s birthday, which also happens to be the birthday and deathday of John of God, a 16th-century Portuguese who's a big-shot dead guy in Spain, apparently. He experienced a religious conversion while listening to a sermon, went insane, was committed to an asylum, and when he got out he realized that the poor and vulnerable deserved better treatment than he'd received. I'll be damned if I know how to define the good life intensionally (no, I didn't spell that wrong), but if all you're looking for is an ostensive definition, John of God's Wiki bio serves nicely.

If you're making this for a normal-sized group of people, cut everything in half. I probably could have cut everything in half and been fine, because we had eight people but almost as many dishes (including kale and quinoa salad, pictured).

2 cans coconut milk
2 lb. bag of brown jasmine rice
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 red habanero peppers, diced
2 cans chickpeas
at least 1/2 bulb garlic, minced
curry powder

1. Cook the rice.
2. Heat coconut milk in a large pot. Toss in potatoes and simmer.
3. Saute peppers and garlic in a pan with some coconut or olive or seed oil.
4. Add pan contents and chickpeas to pot, along with curry powder and salt. Reduce until desired consistency.

Review of Gerhard Richter Painting to be published tomorrow. Until then, enjoy a couple of videos I made recently (more to come): http://vimeo.com/timterhaar

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