stir fry it up: pineapple – coconut vegetable curry

Oh Blogger you can be such a bitch sometimes. Today is the first day in ages that I’ve been able to post and Blogger’s buggy nature is making me want to tackle WordPress. Early in the week it was hot and sunny and we had the fans turned on high. I decided that I would start a “Leisure Club” for me & my friends with tennis being the first thing on the agenda. So I drew a flyer, sent it out and now the Strathcona Leisure Club is more than just a blip in my brain. Of course, I can’t even play tennis, but that won’t stop the fun times ahead. Tennis + friends + beer = good summer fun!

It’s back to cold and rainy weather again, but the hot weather didn’t stop me from thinking about curry. I made this the same day I made the tennis poster and a little hot weather certainly won’t be a stop to my cravings for curry. The key of course to this curry is pineapple. Really, don’t try making it without it….I mean, it will still be good n’ all, but it won’t reach the level of greatness that is pineapple perfection. The vegetables, however, can be substituted to whatever you’ve got on hand and chicken or tofu can most certainly be added. Just don’t skip the pineapple!

13 comments to “stir fry it up: pineapple – coconut vegetable curry”

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    Rachel   June 9, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t think I have ever made a savory pineapple dish before!

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    kickpleat   June 9, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    rachel, pineapple plus savory equals awesome. true.

    tania, it helps that the tennis courts are located across the street from “la casa gelato”. 130 flavours of gelato!!

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    crystal   June 9, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Oooh, pineapple…sounds yummy!

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    Rachel   June 9, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    I’m not big on curry but the dish with all the veggies looks yummy! My hubby loves curry- so maybe if we get creative we will give it a whirl! Thanks for the recipe!

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    jana   June 9, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    Oh fabulous. It’s hotter than heck here but that’s ok. Curry will make me forget the outside temp. 🙂

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    The Overworked Barista   June 9, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    while I admit…Wasabi Apple was odd but good from La Casa Gelato and it’s pretty nice ( I like the limoncello best) but I’m personally a Dolce Amore addict. They only have 44 flavors, but they are so much better, La Casa is more like good ice cream, Dolce is Gelato. I really liked the Chili Chocolate but I’m wierd and it isn’t for everyone. (Get it affogato style for 50 cents more Rich Gelato + Smooth Espresso = Something Starbucks could never attain)

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    Tania   June 9, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds delish, and the Strathcona Leisure Club sounds like fun! I suspect your “tennis + friends + beer” equation will soon include food, too!

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    kickpleat   June 9, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    pineapple = awesome, crystal!

    rachel, you should give it a try…even try out different curry pastes because they’re all different tasting!

    jana, they say eating hot food helps take the heat, so give curry a try!

    barista worker, i’ve heard that Dolce Amore is so much tastier! i’ll definitely give it a try this summer…but la casa is only 3 blocks away from my house which makes it very tempting!

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    Eva   June 10, 2006 at 1:04 am

    Mmmm… sounds and looks yum!

    Savoury, coconut and pineapple definitely works together!

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    kickpleat   June 11, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    eva, i couldn’t agree more!

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    Sara   June 12, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    you must have read my mind. i had a curry with pineapple at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago and can’t stop thinking about it. i’ll have to try yours out.

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    kickpleat   June 13, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    thanks sara! i read your blog the other day…it’s lovely and i bookmarked a few recipes!

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    Anonymous   July 15, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    dolce amore is worth the trip down there! really

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