When I saw the green beans in today's box, for some reason my mind jumped to curries. I often use a mix of veggies in my curries, but for some reason I almost always include green beans. We can use the potatoes and the sweet potatoes we've gotten recently, and if you have any carrots left, those would be good too.
Curries originated in southeast Asia, notably the area around Thailand. From there, they expanded west across India, parts of the Persian Gulf, and into eastern Africa, jumping with the slave trade to various parts of the Caribbean; and they expanded west to places like Fiji and other islands across the Pacific. At its most basic, it's a dish using lots of spice and almost always includes chilis of some sort. Some are more like a soup, usually served over rice, others are more like a stir fry with a heavy sauce, again served with rice.
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Most of the time, curries can be prepared really quickly with whatever veggies you have on hand. Great for those weeknights when you need a dinner in 30 minutes or less.
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