Easy Coconut Curry

This is an easy high protein dinner. Mix the dried veggies with the coconut milk powder and water and leave them in a container to re-hydrate for the day. This will save precious fuel and time at the end of a long day. Then, it is a quick one-dish cook-up for dinner.
Serves 10.

Ingredients
5 cups dried veggies.
  Use a combination of: kale, parsley, green peppers, eggplant, mushrooms.
1/2 pound coconut milk powder
5 tsp of Curry paste or curry powder
1 2/3 pounds of dried tofu
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Start with approx 5 cups of dried veggies.
Mix with 1/2 pound of coconut milk powder a container and add water (approximately 5 cups)
Add 5  spoonfuls of green curry paste, or, your favorite curry powder.

Shake it up and let it soak for the day, or, until the veggies are fully re-hydrated.

To cook:
  • Start a pot of pasta (or rice) boiling with just enough water to cook (so you will not need to drain the water off)
  • Add the veggies-soaked-in-coconut-milk mix
  • Add 1 2/3 lbs tofu (crumble on top)
    For non-vegan substitute chicken or tuna.
    Add one tetrapack or pouch of tuna (crumble or chop the tuna into the pot)
  • Stir and serve.
Options:
Serve with chopped nuts such as peanuts, cashews, or almonds on top add some chili flakes to up the spice heat.
Note: Use chicken or tuna Source: I got it from Innate Gear, but this site just sends you to an ad now.
See www.yummly.com for a similar recipe.
It uses bok choy, tomatoes, onions and basil in place of kale, eggplant and parsley.

Coconut milk power is available at Coconut Milk Powder | Wilderness Family Naturals $9/lb
It has a small amount of maltodextrin and a trace of casein; a milk protein used to keep the fat from separating. Don't know if vegans will balk at that.


Gado-gado:
Although I can't attest to the authenticity of this dish, the peanutty pasta that we called gado-gado was one of my favorite dinners. To make it, cook pasta in one pot and saute vegetables (like onions, carrots, broccoli, and peppers) in a pan. Mix peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, and hot water until you have a sauce with your desired taste and consistency. Drain the pasta, and add the veggies and sauce, plus crumbled tofu if you'd like.
Source: Cheap, Easy Vegan Camping Food: vrg.org
Burritos:
When you're camping, almost anything is fair game to roll up in a tortilla, but I'd recommend rice, beans, salsa, and sauteed veggies such as onions, carrots, corn, canned tomatoes, and/or bell peppers. If you have leftover tortillas, try making breakfast or dessert quesadillas by heating a tortilla with some combination of peanut butter, fruit, and chocolate chips folded inside. Options:
Serve with chopped nuts such as peanuts, cashews, or almonds on top add some chili flakes to up the spice heat.

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last updated 2 Apr 2013