Ingredients (use organic and/or local when possible):
1 cup of coconut milk (full fat or dilute with water to decrease calories)
1-2 tsp of curry paste (choose a mild curry or use less paste to minimize the spiciness)
4 small-medium potatoes
1-2 large carrots
1/3 to 1/2 bunch of chard (or use other dark leafy greens)
1. In a saute pan on low to medium heat, warm the coconut milk and add desired amount of curry paste (remember only a small amount if feeding your dog as well, ie 1/2 tsp).
2. Add to the sauce; potatoes cut into small squares (less than 1 inch) and carrots cut into coins.
3. Lower heat to simmer the sauce, potatoes, and carrots until cooked (approx.10-15 min).
4. Add chopped chard or other dark leafy green and cover the pan for 4-5 minutes to "steam" the chard and soften it.
Serve and enjoy!!!!
Coconut products such as coconut milk and coconut oil are high in saturated fats but should not be condemned. The type of fat in coconuts is a medium-chain triglyceride which means that it can be converted into useable energy in the body rather than stored. The fat content does contribute to a high calorie count though, so use moderate amounts and be mindful. Virgin coconut oil is processed in such a way that the fat profile is more favorable so keep this in mind when purchasing some. Try some coconut oil instead of butter on a slice of whole grain organic toast....creamy and yummy! :)