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Healthy Recipes: Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

by Andrea K. Walker

3:46 PM EST, January 19, 2012

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Now that Picture of Health has a new blog home, we're restarting our healthy recipe feature.

We will gather healthy recipes from magazines, cookbooks and websites and share them with you. We'd also like to hear from you with your recipe ideas. You can e-mail them to andrea.walker@baltsun.com or meredith.cohn@baltsun.com.

This week's recipes is for Curry Vegetables and comes from Chef Meg Galvin at SparkRecipes.com, a free website associated with SparkPeople.com, a free Internet community that helps you track meals. The website says you can eat this as a vegetarian dish or add shrimp during the last 20 minutes. You can add plain yogurt to cut down the spice.

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 360
Number of Servings: 8
 

Ingredients

1 tbsp canola oil
4 medium carrots (about 2 cups), sliced
1⁄4-inch thick
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsp curry powder
1⁄2 tsp cayenne
1⁄2 tsp turmeric
4 to 5 Yukon Gold or red potatoes,
quartered
8 ounces fresh or frozen green beans
3 cups canned chickpeas, drained and
rinsed
2 large tomatoes, diced (1 cup)
2 cups vegetable stock
1⁄2 cup frozen peas
1⁄2 cup light coconut milk


Directions

1. In a sauté pan, heat the oil until moderately
hot. Add the carrots and onion and sauté for
3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, curry powder,
cayenne, and turmeric to the pan. Continue to
cook for 2 minutes more or until the spices become
fragrant.
2. Remove the vegetables from the pan and
transfer to a slow cooker. Add the potatoes,
green beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, and vegetable
stock to the slow cooker.
3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 5
1⁄2 hours. Add the peas and coconut milk and
cook for 15 minutes more.