Easy Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry

Can you believe it is NOVEMBER?! Now that Halloween is over, stores have become a winter wonderland overnight (although Costco and Dollarama have been stocked with tree ornaments and twinkly lights for months). I love the winter holiday season; it’s my second favourite holiday of the year and clearly my Dad feels the same way based on how he like to decorate our lawn:

Lawn Santa

All the holiday cheer seems a wee bit premature. I would hate to wear out the festive season, so until December 1st, I pledge to avoid Starbuck’s holiday menuBing Crosby’s crooning, and zoning out to the burning log. I’ll do my best, but no guarantees.

dashing-through-the-no-grumpy-cat-meme A girl needs to keep warm in this chill somehow! When I’m feeling chilly I usually turn to one of three things: a cup of tea, my electric blanket, or the slow cooker. For optimal chill-imination I frequently consult all three simultaneously.

Coconut Chickpea Curry Vegan

Doesn’t this just look like a bowl-full of cozy? I promise you that is exactly what it is; warm, creamy, comforting curry with plant-powered chickpea protein. You can even make it in a slow cooker, so it really couldn’t be simpler. So long as you can wield a knife (safely please), measure with relative accuracy, and flip a switch you’re golden!

Easy Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry

Adapted from Daily Garnish

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1-6 hours (depending on cooking method)

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 c. sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 c. celery, chopped
  • 2 c. carrot, chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 15 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 3 c. cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder

Instructions

  • Chop all veggies and place all ingredients in a crock pot. Give the ingredients a stir and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • If cooking on the stove top, cook the vegetables on medium heat until soft (approx 10 minutes). Add the remainder of the ingredients and simmer until some liquid have evaporated and the curry has thickened (approx 1 hour).

Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry I’ll admit that I will likely be cheating on my festive avoidance measures on November 17th when Santa Claus comes to town in Toronto and November 23rd in Kingston! I have a thing for parades. Really, I just have a thing for free candy, people dressed up in funny costumes, and an excuse to relive my childhood ;)

Fill in the Blank: My favourite way to keep warm is ____.

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About Suzanne Poldon

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

03. November 2013 by Suzanne Poldon
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Comments (13)

  1. Oh yum!! I love chickpea curry!! So tasty and satisfying! YUM
    Caiee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com recently posted…Sunshine AwardMy Profile

  2. This looks for hearty and comforting. Perfect for the snowy weather we are having here in Calgary right now!
    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate recently posted…Cranberry Pomegranate SpritzersMy Profile

  3. This looks like a warm hug in a bowl. Love it!

    My favourite way to keep warm is tea- you should see my tea cupboard! It’s a mess and packed to the brim with I swear, 50+ kinds of tea. Tea party anyone? Haha

    On another note- let me know when you are back in Toronto for Christmas- I won’t be heading to Kingston till fairly close to Christmas so we will hopefully be able to get together!
    Gabby @ the veggie nook recently posted…health vegan friday # 67- spooky halloween foodsMy Profile

  4. Yes please, I’ll join your tea party!

    Yes I would LOVE to get together! Shoot me an email :)

  5. Tea! OR HoCho lately. Made a couple new Hot Chocolate recipes over the weekend that I’m excited to share :)
    Davida @ The Healthy Maven recently posted…Pumpkin Chai French ToastMy Profile

  6. Looks amazing, love curry + chickpea! To keep myself warm, I love potato chowders & English pot pies (ooo la la la!)

  7. Made this tonight. Soooooo good. And lots leftover for a few lunches this week!

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