July 28th, 2015
Cooking during the summer months is a whole new ball game for me. I’ve never been a big fan of summer, and honestly, having a birthday in a month that sort of inaugurates this season is a bummer. I’m the kind of person who breaks into a sweaty mess even at the slightest glow of the sun, so being outdoors in the heat just simply does not appeal to me.
Since the kitchen can often turn into a furnace with the stove running, our everyday meals tend to change up quite a bit. The oven is almost never turned on. Slow simmering soups, stews and curries give way to quick stir-fries, one pot meals and fresh, crisp salads and sandwiches. In short, summer is the time when I spend the least time in my kitchen and a whole lot more time buried in books with the AC cranked up pretty high!
Although gorging on quick and light meals is a welcome respite from the heat and humidity, there are evenings when we do crave a big hearty bowl of some curry drowned rice. And during these times, I will always bring out some of my best creations – a quick curry made with readily available pantry staples. These recipes are tucked away in my back pocket ready to be dished out in times of need. They are simple, quick and delicious, and perfect for a busy weeknight.