Well that’s it folks! Christmas has come and gone for another year. I hope you all had a fabulous day with friends and family and that Santa brought you everything you wanted. I’ve had the most relaxing Christmas ever, surrounded by family. I’m not usually one for a soppy comment but I truly have felt so lucky this Christmas, with my amazing family, brilliant friends and colleagues, and my warm and safe house. There have been so many life-altering and world-shattering events in the last few months of 2015 and luckily I can say that myself and the ones I love have not been directly affected. I got to spent Christmas with them in my beautiful home which makes me far luckier than many, and to all those who have had a turbulent 2015 or Christmas time I hope that 2016 is a happier one.
Not only have I been lucky in how I spent my Christmas but Santa was also very generous this year (however he clearly missed “6-pack” on my list as I’m still waiting for that to arrive!!!). Because of a truly amazing few days over Christmas I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I will be sad to see Christmas 2015 over.
But fear not, just because Christmas day has come and gone that doesn’t mean that the holidays are over. There is still plenty to look forward to, especially with new years just around the corner!!
Until then we love nothing more than using the time between Christmas and New year to simply chill out and fall into the usual trap of losing all track of time (seriously what day is it??). And although I am a little bit sad that we now have to wait a whole year for Christmas to come around again, I’m sure if your house is anything like mine, Christmas Day has not quite come to end because there is still a little reminder lurking around the house (Other than the tree and presents obviously!) … The TURKEY!!
On Christmas day only 3 people in my house eat Turkey, yet every year my dad insists on buying a ginormous turkey (This years came in at an impressive 4.5kg). This means for about 2-3 days after Christmas we are still at the threat of all our meals being turkey related, but let’s be honest after Christmas day there is really only one Turkey based meal that will do the trick, and that is Turkey Curry!This year my dad and I are had a bit of a Turkey Curry-off. Meaning our curries were both head-to-head on boxing day for our family get together. My dad’s offering = A chip shop style curry sauce with turkey & rice (a very British favourite) . While mine is this Thai Turkey Curry with winter vegetables. This Curry is really easy and uses up just about anything you have left in the house from Christmas day. A perfect way to use up any of the last little bits of turkey you have lurking in the fridge.
If it’s not Christmas time, then chicken would also be a brilliant protein in this dish. It’s light and fragrant which is ideal after day’s of stodge at Christmas.
So if you are wondering what to do with the last of your Turkey this is definitely the recipe for you! From the Living Energetically kitchen, I hope you’ve had an amazing Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy & Healthy New Year. Happy Holidays!
Leftover Thai Turkey Curry
Makes: 4-6 Difficulty: Easy Time: 1 Hours
- 2 Onions (Diced)
- 1 Carrot (Chopped small)
- 1 Parsnip (Chopped small)
- 1 Medium Sweet Potato (Chopped)
- 1 Bell Pepper (Chopped)
- 100g Green Beans (Cut in Half)
- 1 Red Chilli (Chopped)
- 1 Cup of Button Mushrooms (Chopped)
- 1 (400g) can Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 (400ml) Can of Coconut Milk
- 2-3 Tbsp of Thai Curry Paste (Low Sugar)
- 2 cups Cooked Diced Turkey Breast
- 1 Tsp of Coconut Oil
- In a large skillet heat the coconut oil and add the onions, carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, green beans & bell peppers.
- Sauté until the onions and peppers are softened.
- Add the chillies and Thai curry paste and fry for 2 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms, chopped tomatoes & coconut milk.
- Bring to a simmer and allow to cook slowly for between 20 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
- Add the turkey and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the turkey has warmed through.