Friday, April 21, 2017

Pineapple Curry - Thai This on for Size

I've been doing real well with the IBS symptoms this week by adding in a bit of lean protein at each meal (some vegetarian sources, some animal), reducing the bean and grains (not eliminating, just reducing to a serving a day) and cutting back on sweet snacks. Getting rid of soy and US franken- wheat has helped immensely, and I keep my carb servings small and whole grain except for white rice which I just love. I also do better with smaller portion sizes adding in some 250 calorie snacks morning and afternoon.  Big meals are definitely a trigger.

We do Thai every month but it does get expensive eating out so I tried making curry and it was a hit with my husband who loves it.  I'm normally not a big curry fan but I really enjoyed this.

2 – 15 oz. cans light coconut milk
3 Tbsp red curry paste
1 Tbsp curry powder
dash of crushed red pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon of brown sugar or honey
a dash of salt
15 oz. can pineapple chunks, well drained
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup of veggie "chicken"
rice as a side


Cook the rice, as directed. I cook mine in a tray that sits inside my steamer and it's always perfect.

In a large saucepan, whisk the coconut milk, curry paste, curry powder, crushed red pepper, ginger, garlic powder sugar or honey, and salt.

Stir in the pineapple, bell pepper slices and pieces of "chicken". Cook until the chicken is done (about 20 minutes). Taste and add more crushed red pepper if you wish it "hotter".

Makes four generous servings.

Serve with rice.


  1. Hope you soon find what is bugging your gut.
    That looks so good.
    I went out for Thai today and told them about my gluten/soy allergy and they served me soy, but I didn't know soon enough and ate some (I trusted them when they said there would be no soy). They didn't even comp some of my meal. I won't be going back (and I didn't make a big deal as I was on a business lunch).

  2. Hari OM
    YUM!, I of course would substitute chickpeas or paneer for the protein, but yes - coconut curries in the thai still are one of life's comfort foods. I also really enjoy the Sri Lankan variations, their curry masalas being a little more toasted and leaning a little more to the cinnamon...

    Golly it's ages since I commented here - sorry - just life is taking over a bit! I do read!!!

    Eyes-on, YAM xx

  3. Looks delicious! I bet I say that quite often, huh?



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