Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh the JOY!!!!!!!

I realize not everyone is a football/soccer fan out there, but for this little Dutch kid yesterday was a fantastic day! Holland beat Italy 3-0 in their first match of the European Championship!!!!
It was truly one of the best matches I've seen in a long time. I was so excited watching it, that I had to think back on my grandma, who at age 70 was forbidden by her doctor to watch the Dutch national matches; it got her too excited ;-)

Do you use curry? Do you make your own?
The spices used in curry powder have some wonderful qualities. Especially turmeric.
As a start try buying some in your health food store and make sure it has no msg or "natural flavoring" It should just have a few ingredients. Turmeric, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, mustard powder, pepper. (this is just an example)

Here's an easy way to try the flavor. In coconut oil saute some scallions and garlic. Add grass fed ground beef with curry powder. Easy and great taste. I ate mine with a celery salad and some left over red cabbage salad. For the celery salad, just slice thin and drizzle evoo and balsamic. I add a little sea salt. It really makes the flavor of the celery pop.


Chris said...

Great match. Given that England haven't qualified (nor Scotland, Wales, Ireland etc) I might have to support the Dutch.....

Marc said...

I hear Dutch shirts are selling like hot cakes in the UK.
Given all the dutch players in the English leagues....we're like family!
Thanks for checking in.
I enjoy your blog as you know.


Naomi said...

Yay! Wasn't that some of the best football you've ever seen? Hell yea! I've got a couple friends with sore throats right now, haha.

You've got the curry calling my name now, I want something with actual coconut or coco milk.. nothing popping in my head though, any ideas?

Marc said...

I'm al ready looking forward to Friday. I'll leave work early to go watch the game. ;-)

You can just add coconut milk to the recipe of this post. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Delicious.
Or....(do you have a crockpot?)
cut up onions, garlic, red pepper and fresh cilantro.
add curry powder, 1/2 can of coconut milk and about 6 chicken thighs. simmer on low heat about 6 hours. If you have a crockpot that is easiest. 20 minutes before it's done, sometimes I like adding some okra. It makes the sauce thicker.


Naomi said...

Sounds good, thank you Marc :)
I don't have a crockpot, but i've got options to do some simmering.