As I wait for my husband to finish up his PhD in the US and join me (soon), I moved into a basement apartment today. I couldn’t be happier!
When I initially relocated from ON to BC a few months ago, I decided to rent a little room in a big house with a family of four. The pros, the room had its own bathroom and I paid month to month, rent was affordable and internet was included. The cons, I shared everything else. I realized within a few weeks I needed my own space – to cook when I wanted, to not have to overhear family arguments, to not have to make polite unnecessary conversations early in the morning when all I really wanted to do was to drink my coffee in peace and head off to work.
My little basement apartment is equivalent in rent as the previous room, month to month, internet included, closer to work and well I can do what I want, when I want 🙂 It was a steal. The first thing I did after moving in and setting up was 1) go grocery shopping and 2) make some delicious (IMO) coconut curry.
Spicy Coconut Curry (Vegan) – this feeds two people
- 1 can of coconut milk (plus half a can of water to thin the curry)
- 1 long green chili
- 1 small-medium green pepper
- 2 small potatoes
- 1 tablespoon canola oil/vegetable oil
- half a red onion
- 1 clove garlic
- small piece of ginger
- half teaspoon of jeera/cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, Sriracha sauce to taste, 1 teaspoon Bombay sandwich masala powder
- salt to taste
- coriander to garnish
I microwaved the potatoes until they were soft. Peeled and cut into smaller pieces. Heat up 1 tablespoon of
Heat the oil, add jeera until they are brown (the aroma is magical). Add the chopped onions and garlic, salt to taste, sauté until golden brown. Add sandwich masala and turmeric.
Then add the potatoes, chopped green peppers, chopped green chili, and chunky ginger. Stir, not too much though because the potatoes will fall apart.
Finally, add the coconut milk (thin with water) and Sriracha sauce as per your spice meter. Let simmer. Add more salt if needed.
At the end coriander to garnish.
I had this with roti. Feel free to eat it with rice, it is really delicious and filling! 🙂 Enjoy!
Month to month payment is awesome and it’s great that you get your own bathroom! Sharing everything else can be hard (I feel ya on the polite morning convos x_x). I’m living alone in an apartment now for residency and it’s definitely nice having my own space to come home to (even if I don’t spend thattt much time here, haha).
I love curry, especially when coconut milk is involved! :] This sounds amazing!
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Glad you liked the recipe!! 🙂 Yes oh my goodness, I am LOVING the freedom I have now. Love your blog!!