(Update: We made these killer meatballs for a dinner guest and they were the highlight of the meal!)
Paleo Turkey Coconut Curry Meatballs
- 1.5 lbs ground turkey breast (higher fat works great and holds the meatballs together)
- 1 carrot
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (organic section of grocery store, unsweetened)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp thai green curry paste (look in “ethnic” section of grocery store and aim for no sugar, etc.)
- handful of cilantro
Green Curry Sauce:
- 4 tbsp thai green curry paste (same type as for meatballs)
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 sliced jalapeno if you like spice
Meatballs: Put all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until smooth . Use your hands to form shapes resembling meatballs.
Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat and add the meatballs (probably half of your batch). Cook for a few minutes over medium-high heat and then flop the meatballs over. It should take about 15 minutes to cook thoroughly.
Sauce: Heat coconut oil with green curry paste and sliced bell pepper with jalapeños over high heat in a saucepan. Let boil for two minutes then add coconut milk and reduce to moderate heat. Let simmer and thicken for 15-20 minutes.
Serve meatballs with sauce with your choice of anything really. My recommendations are cauliflower rice or a vegetable like bok choy. Enjoy!
THE ART OF CELEBRATION STORY
This is one of the most beautiful stories of forgiveness I’ve ever read. If you have ever wondered what it looks like to forgive the unforgivable this story will give you hope to never give up on love.
“When I was 6 years old, my sister and I were abducted by a stranger. He was not a monster. He was not disgusting. He was a young, good looking guy in Jordache jeans who simply walked up to us in the parking lot of our apartment complex and said that he was catching bunnies in the woods. There was no fear. There were only two little girls talking the whole way about how we weren’t allowed to have pets in our apartment. There was some scheming about how we could convince our mom to keep the bunnies. But other than that there were no alarms going off in my head. There was no, “Hey little girl, do you want some candy?” which I knew to run from. There was just a walk with a guy who looked like he could be a camp counselor and we talked and laughed the whole time. There was no hurry. There was no grabbing us, or screams for help. There was just a walk filled with laughter and the possibility of bunnies in the woods, and this might be the best weekend ever.” Read the rest of her inspiring story here Undignified Blog: The Waves Beneath My Feet
This week has made me look closely at what I believe is truth and how I want to treat others who aren’t behaving compassionately, praying for the lost, and standing strong against poverty. How will I choose to behave?