Upon my quest for making wholesome food for my family, I devised this recipe for making a tasty curry sauce. The way I see it, every ingredient included must have nutritional value in its own right, not be present merely for taste value.
3 sweet potatoes, roasted
1 large onion, thinly sliced (preferably organic)
3 TBSP coconut oil
1/4 cup organic raisins
2 tsp of organic curry powder
3/4 tsp organic cinnamon
real salt to taste
black pepper to taste
2 cups of homemade chicken bone broth, warm
2 cups of roasted (or otherwise cooked) grass-fed chicken, chopped to bite-sized pieces
Instructions: Saute the onions in the coconut oil with salt and pepper until carmalization begins (works best on a low-medium temp). Add spices to bloom. Place peeled sweet potatoes, raisins and bone broth in a blender or food processor and operate until they are smooth. Add this puree to the sauteed onions, and then add the chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!
Serving: We eat our chicken curry sauce with this brown rice, soaked in this method, and cooked in more of my homemade chicken bone broth. If you need or prefer a grain free option, try serving it with cauliflower “rice”.
Economy: A really nice way to do this is to roast a chicken and start the carcass for broth on day 1, eating the roasted chicken with other roasted sides, then using the leftover chicken in recipes with the completed bone broth on days 2 and 3, and possibly day 4; its even possible to roast ingredients for subsequent recipes on day 1 along with the chicken. I have found a local source of grass-fed chickens and a 7lb bird is the most economical grass-fed meat for my family of 5 since it provides a huge pot of broth and 3-4 meals of meat.
For the Baby: In order to serve this to my baby, who just had her 1st birthday, I put 1/4 cup of the curry sauce with chicken in a regular mouth jelly jar, attached the blender base/blade assembly and pulsed on a low speed in my Oster blender until it was just perfect. This blender is ideal for this purpose because the blade assembly is “regular mouth” size and fits on canning jars. Our babe does not receive the rice, since babies don’t make significant quantities of the enzymes necessary to digest grains until closer to 16-18 months (read more about this in The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care). Undigested particles remaining in the intestines may encourage bad bacteria and yeast to become part of the gut flora- which would not be a very good way to begin one’s lifelong health.
Happy Eating with your family 🙂