Thursday, April 04, 2013

A Very Long Day: Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables Over Quinoa

Last month we had scheduled a day for a new kitchen floor to be installed.  Ours was a bit of a mess.  We planned the whole day outside of the house, with Thatdog, only to come home and discover the workmen had never shown up. 

So we had to reschedule another full day out of the home. We split up at first.  Thatboy took Thatdog to pick up his surfboard that was being repaired, I took Thatbaby to the supermarket.  We met up and headed to lunch, then a 3 mile walk, then a day of Easter fun at the local stores.  But it still wasn't time to go home yet.  So we headed to a park for Thatbaby and Thatdog to run around. 

Thatdog even made a new BFF.

After the park we were all exhausted, but still floorless.  So we had to head out to dinner.  Ordinarily I don't mind a night out, but this night all I wanted was to curl up on the couch at home.  My own home.  With a bowl of this family's new favorite comfort food.  I know most people don't consider vegetables over quinoa to be a comfort food, but you haven't had this.   In fact, this dish is so good, that when my Thatboy first saw me making it he sighed "Vegetarian again?"  and after he ate it, he told me we could have vegetarian meals every night of the week if they taste like this.  And it contains BRUSSELS SPROUTS people.  BRUSSELS SPROUTS.  If that doesn't recommend this dish as your new "curl up on the couch" dish I don't know what will.

Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables Over Quinoa (From Sarah's Cucina Bella)
1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Thai Red Curry Sauce, to taste
1 cup quinoa, prepared
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Combine the Brussels sprouts, red onions and mushrooms on a nonstick baking sheet. 
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden, stirring once or twice.
  3. Toss the vegetables with the Thai Red Curry sauce.
  4. Serve immediately over quinoa.


  1. Home repairs can be such a mess!!! When did they reschedule for??

    Lovely looking curry!!!

  2. I hope your floor is installed by now and life is back to normal so tat you can curl up with some comfort food.

  3. Anything thai is my kind of comfort food! I would love to come home to this big bowl of veggies.