Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry & Oh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway!

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry & Oh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway!

Did you hear that? That was me squealing over this recipe from the one and only Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows. You are all some lucky readers because this is the 3rd cookbook giveaway I've held in about the past month. I think pretty much anybody with a pulse knows Angela's blog. If not, today is your lucky day and the chance to win her 2nd newest cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day!

And the crowd goes wild.....

Oh She Glows was one of the very first websites I discovered when I first went vegan almost 4 years ago. I didn't follow any blogs back then, didn't make any recipes, I just did my own thing in my kitchen. But somehow I found her and each recipe I've made has been so delicious. Her 1st cookbook was also one of the few vegan cookbooks I've ever purchased myself. I was super excited to get her 2nd one. When I received her email asking me if I'd review it, I naturally said (screamed) yes!

Her latest cookbook features over 100 easy and quick vegan recipes. I cannot wait to make my way through the book. The layout is bright and beautiful and clean. Simple and clean design to go along with the recipes. I especially loved all the personal family photos she shares in her book. It gives such a beautiful, personal connection to the reader. It is jam-packed with 9 chapters, including Smoothies, Breakfast, Snacks, Salads, Sides & Soups, Entrees, Cookies and Bars, Desserts, Homemade Staples and The Oh She Glows Pantry. I love, love that she has 2 dessert sections. It's a known fact that I love to create desserts more than anything else and I know I would need a large section dedicated to just desserts as well. I was dribbling with drool looking at all of the desserts.

For this post, due to my curry addiction, I naturally chose this curry recipe from the book. No surprise there, haha! This Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry was so delicious and comforting, just as a curry should be. I loved the addition of the spinach. I did add a little bit of coconut sugar towards the end to really hit those spicy notes. I like a little sweetness to spices. It was really delicious and I know I will make it often. It was also really easy to make. She has listed that it serves 6, but I could have eaten the whole thing in 2 servings....not that I did that or anything...hahaha!

The spices are prominent and the colors are so vibrant for this dish, it was just so comforting.

Finish off the curry with a big squeeze of fresh lime juice. This really brings out all of the flavors, as it balances out the heat and makes it more complex and delicious. Don't skip it!

Please note: this recipe is not mine, it is Angela's from the Oh She Glows Cookbook, so I don't want anybody confused as to why there is a tiny amount of oil listed. This was brought up in the last cookbook giveaway I did. Please understand, I do not use oil in my own recipes and as noted below, I just cooked in broth instead of the oil and it worked perfectly, so there you go! Easy peasy.

Reprinted from Oh She Glows Every Day by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright Β© 2016, Glo Bakery Corporation. Photographs copyright Β© 2016 by Ashley McLaughlin.

Order your very own copy here!

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry

A wonderful Vegan Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry from the Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook! This curry is so delicious, filling, warm and a good kick of spice.

25 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) virgin coconut oil (I did not use the oil in her recipe, I subbed with 2 tablespoons broth instead and added a little bit as needed)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon (4 to 5 mL) fine sea salt, to taste, plus a pinch
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 medium/large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch (5 mm to 1 cm) dice (about 3 cups/750 mL)
  • 1 (14-ounce/398 mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked chickpeas 1 (14-ounce/398 mL) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 (14-ounce/400 mL) can light coconut milk
  • 1 (5-ounce/142 g) package baby spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For serving
  • Cooked basmati rice, quinoa, millet, or sorghum
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Unsweetened shredded or large-flake coconut
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. The oil is hot enough when a cumin seed sizzles when tossed into the pan. Add the cumin seeds and toast for about a minute, until fragrant and lightly darkened in color (be careful not to burn them). Immediately stir in the onion, season with a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and sautΓ© for a couple of minutes, until the garlic softens.
  3. Add the sweet potato, chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices, and coconut milk. Stir to combine, cover, and simmer over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender. At this point, I always mash one-third of the mixture to thicken the sauce (using a potato masher), but this step is optional.
  4. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with the salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve on a bed of cooked grains, garnished with cilantro and coconut. If desired, offer lime wedges for squeezing over the curry. Store the cooled curry in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

I did not use the oil in this recipe, I simply subbed it with broth and added more as needed to cook the onions and garlic, so they didn't burn. Easy!

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121 Comments

  1. Those out-the-door Chia Power donuts have me singing!

  2. I really want to try the strawberry crumb bars from her new cookbook!

  3. All of them!

  4. I love love Angela’s raspberry almond thumbprint cookies and the crowd pleasing vegan Caesar salad!

  5. All of them!What a wonderful giveaway

  6. Oh, so many good recipes to choose from. I am a big fan of her tomato basil pasta recipe.

  7. Wow! I cannot wait to get her cookbook! I finally bought Dana’s (Minimalist’s Baker) cookbook a week ago and it was fantastic! My sweetie and I love snuggling up and flipping through vegan cookbooks. Maybe you will have one of your own soon Brandi. πŸ™‚

  8. The Crowd Pleasing Caesar is my favorite! I found it on Pinterest a few years ago, and I make it often!

  9. I love every recipe of yours that I’ve tried! Keep them coming!

  10. This looks like a cozy bowl of comfort!

  11. Absolutely, hands-down, my favorite recipe is your Almond Butter Crispy Rice Treats!

  12. Hard to pick one but I love the 10 spice vegetable soup with cashew cream from the first cookbook!

  13. Absolutely, hands-down, my favorite recipe is your Almond Butter Crispy Rice Treats! Can’t wait for the new cookbook!

  14. Love the Oh She Glows Soul Soothing African Peanut Stew!

  15. Her Tomato Basil Pasta is one of my favorite recipes!

  16. Creamy avocado pasta is my fave!

  17. So excited to try this recipe! I have yet to check out an Oh She Glows cookbook, but I love making stuff from her blog!

  18. I love all her overnight oat recipes!

  19. This looks so yummy! I plan on giving it a go tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I can’t wait to take a peek at this book! I love her first one. The curry looks fabulous too and I love that she suggests a squirt of lime. I love to do that with my curries and chilis! Entering your giveaway now….. :O)

  21. I love the All Day Glow smoothie it’s like the ultimate detox!

  22. Aha! So is this by chance the breakfast…I mean curry you were referring πŸ˜‰ This looks so warm and cozy and deliciously saucy, I am not one bit surprised you chose this recipe to share. I’m not sure if lime juice to garnish is a common thing with curry-eating, but the thought of that flavor balance sounds lovely. I often want to buy cookbooks just to look through the photos for inspiration and styling ideas because they are usually really well done, and I have a feeling this one is one of those books. I love her style too!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Haha, no! I’ve only made her recipe this one time when I did the review and the pics above. The curry I’m referring to that I make constantly is my own recipe, this one: http://thevegan8.com/2016/09/02/anytime-curry-easy-spice-blend/

      Yes, I love her styling and love looking at cookbooks too, but the photos above are actually the ones I took, they aren’t from her book. πŸ™‚ Her second book is a bit different than her first book, but there was another main photographer for it, so it has a more simplistic look, but really beautiful. I love the style of both books and this one seems to be just as amazing as her first one, which I love! Her first one is one of my favorite cookbooks!
      Yes, lime juice is actually very common for curries, it helps to balance out the intensity of the spices, while also bringing them out. I always put lime or lemon on my curry as well! So good!

      • Curry for breakfast?! Actually that sounds pretty good! πŸ˜‹ I love your photos! I was noticing the little details like the coordinating apron and sprinkles of spices. πŸ‘ I believe I’ll be making this recipe today. It looks so delicious and I have everything I need!

        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

          Oh, that is SO sweet of you, thank you so much! So glad you love my photos and I really appreciate you noticing the details because I put a lot of thought into how I’m going to approach each photo set and styling according to each dish, so thank you very much.
          And yes, I honestly am moving away from sweet things at breakfast time, I simply am craving savory, so curry is just all I want lately, haha. I ate this sauce for breakfast mixed with sweet potato chunks and zucchini, omg, so good!
          http://thevegan8.com/2016/04/15/spicy-red-pepper-curry-sauce-with-broccoli-and-rice/

  23. Angela’s Lentil Walnut loaf is AMAZING!!! πŸ™‚

  24. I use your recipes all the time and they are always a smash hit! Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

  25. I love her big vegan bowl recipe!

  26. I have made so many of her recipes! I love the Glo Bars and so do my grandchildren! This was my first vegan cookbook and I downloaded her appπŸ˜ƒ

  27. My all time favorite recipe of Angela Liddon’s is her Summer Harvest Tortilla Soup. My non-vegan husband and I LOVE it!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oooh, I need to try that one, haven’t yet!

  28. I’ve not tried any but this one looks delicious! Thanks for the chance.

  29. I have this book in my Amazon wish list. I hope I win!

  30. I love her green monster smoothie recipe πŸ™‚

  31. Thanks for the giveaway chance the cookbook. Love, love, love your recipes and your blog too!

  32. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook. Love, love, love your recipes and your blog too!

  33. I have to choose a favorite recipe? That is nearly impossible! I’ve loved each one I’ve tried, especially the curry ones, oh my!

  34. I LOVE coconut curry!! I could drink it like a vegan cup o’ cocoa!!

  35. An Oh She Glows recipe was the first recipe from a vegan blog that I ever made! It was a coconut avocado grasshopper bar! Still one of my favorites!

  36. I’m partial to Oh She Glows’ oatmeal recipes like the 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl.

  37. This looks amazing! I am making it tonight!!!! I cannot resist curry either. πŸ˜‰

  38. this sounds great

  39. love love love her pumpkin gingerbread muffins!

  40. Curry is a favorite at my house. I love trying all different versions for variety. This one looks colorful and delicious.

  41. A group board I was saving Angela’s recipes to was recently deleted by the creator, so I’ve lot most of my pins, but I think her Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Caesar Salad is high up there. Thank you for the giveaway!

  42. Thank you for all the giveaway opportunities lately. You are so wonderful!!! This looks really delicious. But I must admit I am seriously kind of obsessed with your anytime curry recipe. I have made it so many times I am practically eating it every day. Hahahaha. I don’t know if I can bring myself to stop for long enough to make this one. Hahaha I am sort of kidding. This looks like another yummy curry recipe I would like to try. So I will give it a shot one of these days. Thanks again for another opportunity to win. Looks like a another promising cookbook. But like I said in your previous giveaway post I actually can’t wait till your cookbook comes out. I wish I could get on a waitlist for it. But the minute it comes out I will no doubt be the first in line to buy it. πŸ˜€

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      I just love your comments Christina, they make me smile from ear to ear! πŸ™‚ And I’m with you girl, I have been eating my curry blend almost near daily, for REAL! I love it so much and it makes life so much easier and quicker. I’m so happy to hear how much you are loving it, too!
      I will hold you to that, haha, thank you so much as always for your support! xx

  43. I can’t possibly pick a favourite Oh She Glows recipe! They’re all soooooo good! Her Glo Bars from her last cookbook are pretty great though!

  44. Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal!

  45. I haven’t tried too many, except for smoothies which are oh, so yummy!! Would love this cookbook ~ and cannot wait to try this curry recipe. πŸ™‚

  46. I love anything curry, Brandi! So this recipe I would definitely love to try! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ingredients and I can vividly imagine how awesome they are in this curry. Can I have a big, big bowl of this, please? πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Sweet potatoes are SO good in curry Florian! In fact, I have a sweet potato curry soup that is my all-time favorite soup!

  47. I haven’t made any of her recipes yet, so I don’t have a favorite. Winning this cookbook will let me explore the recipes and I am sure I will have a favorite soon!

  48. Can’t wait to try this one!!! looks delish!

  49. Hard to chose one, but I love the Burrito Bowl

  50. pumpkin gingerbread muffins!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I feel like I need to try the pumpkin gingerbread muffins but my fave right now is the blissful blueberry spelt muffins!

  51. I have yet to try the recipe, but I’m excited about the Nut Free Dream Bars.

  52. This recipe is my new favorite because I love all things curry!

  53. This looks amazing! I love Angela’s blog and her first cookbook! I would love to get her second one. I think I’m going to make this curry tomorrow!

  54. I love her One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/02/27/one-bowl-double-chocolate-chunk-cookies/

  55. I have to go with Angela’s lentil walnut loaf. It is a favorite around here!

  56. The Oh She Glows fail-proof Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are my go-to treat to bake for people’s birthdays!

  57. This looks soooo good. Will have to make this soon, yes I am salivating πŸ™‚

  58. A feel good lunch bowl-love it. Love Angela’s recipes.

  59. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks so good!
    These photos bring out the beauty in the food!

  60. Oh my gosh, this looks and sounds SO DELICIOUS! I’m definitely giving it a go later today πŸ™‚

  61. I love her salads, which I make often, but my favorites are the glo bars.

  62. I love that you didn’t use the oil!

  63. The All Day Glow Smoothie!

    • IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of thngis like that?

  64. Sam

    My favorite OSG recipe is hard to pin down because there are so many good ones, but I always come back to the Creamy Vegetable Curry! And the baked oatmeal. <3

  65. Oh She Glows was one of the first blogs I found when I went vegan too! I love Angela’s Oh Em Gee Burger!

  66. How could I pick just one favorite? Many of her recipes are staples in my house. I love the luxurious tomato basil pasta (first cookbook), and the caesar salad with almond croutons (also from the first cookbook) is divine. I love the Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese from her blog, and many others.

  67. I love the veggie burgers from the first Oh She Glows cookbook.

    Am going to try this recipe over the weekend. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  68. I love OSG, one of my favorites from her first book was the sweet potato enchiladas with cilantro avacado sauce. Yum!

  69. Although not a vegan, or even vegetarian, I am trying to move to a more plant-based diet and your website has been such a great help to me for that. I’ve only just come across Oh How She Glows so I’ve not tried out any of her recipes yet, but have pinned plenty to try πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are so kind Jill, thank you so much! So glad to hear how much you are enjoying my recipes, thank you!

  70. I almost shared this recipe too…until I made the crackers and became obsessively addicted to those! πŸ™‚ Love this book – so many quick and easy recipes!

  71. My favorite recipe is her Tex Mex Casserole! Yum!

  72. Angela really outdid herself with this one! I loved her first cookbook so much, I didn’t think she’d be able to do even better on her second time around. But somehow, she did! I haven’t made this curry recipe yet, but I’ll have to add it to my list. By the way, I love that picture with the squeeze of lime. Great action shot!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Cadry! Love doing those action shots, but sometimes they sure take a lot of takes, lol! Yes, I agree, I am loving her new book as well!

  73. I absolutely LOVE the Luxurious 7 veggie and “cheese” soup. We call it “green soup” here because we like to add lots of broccoli (and cauliflower too). That soup is a staple in the cold months!

  74. Wowzaaa! So much of delicious food!!! I’m not the biggest curry fan, but when it looks soooo good…I think I’m going to give it a try! Pinning it for sure! x

  75. I love Angela’s Best Burgers, make them all the time. πŸ™‚ Walnut Lentil loaf is darn good too.

  76. This looks so good! I hate to admit it but it does seem like the time for stews and warming meals is here, and maybe this curry will help make the end of summer a little less bittersweet. My all-time favorite OSG recipe is the chilled chocolate torte from her first book, but I am dying to try the macaroons from this newest book!

  77. I’m loving her book too! I haven’t decided what recipe I’m going to review yet, but I need to soon. You did such an awesome job!! Double thumbs up!!

  78. I LOVE her enchiladas but I think this might become my new favorite!

  79. I love oh she glows breakfast cookies! I’ll have to add this curry to my list!

  80. Love her overnight oats! Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. My favorite OSG recipe is Cauli-power Fettuccine β€œAlfredo.” =)

  82. I love her 10-spice vegetable soup and smoky butternut squash sauce!

  83. One of my favorite recipes from Oh She Glows is Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal. Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods, kind of like pizza it can be made countless ways! They both like blank canvases, ready for anything your heart desires.

  84. The make ahead steel cut oatmeal. YUM!

  85. My favorite is the Salted Chocolate Hemp Shake

  86. This looks amazing! I start craving curries and sweet potatoes when autumn hits. I’ll be trying this recipe soon.

  87. I feel like anything Angela makes is edible gold. This curry looks so good! I need to get my hands on a copy of her book! Thanks for sharing, Brandi!

  88. Love all of her recipes. The Walnut Lentil Loaf is great.

  89. Thank you! Her salads are the best! I love her caesar dressing!

  90. Raw pad thai πŸ™‚

    • This forum needed shanikg up and you’ve just done that. Great post!

  91. Want to win the cookbook so I can try ALL of the recipes! I’ll be serving the above dish for non-vegan company tonight and not worrying about whether or not they will like it.

  92. I just happen to have cooked sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans today, and this recipe looks wonderful!

  93. Chunky Potato & Zucchini Soup

  94. The One Bowl Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookies are delicious!

  95. I really like the chilled chocolate pie from her blog. It is perfect for summer desserts, super easy to make, and everyone loves it and begs me for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  96. love your recipes and blogs! great inspiration for a simple vegan like me! thank you πŸ™‚

  97. love your recipes and blogs! great inspiration for a simple vegan like me! my favorite recipe has to be the Big Time Vegan Mexican Burrito Bowl! thank you πŸ™‚

  98. The cluster granola from her first book is my family’s favorite granola recipe!

  99. I love the creamy vegetable curry from the first cookbook!

  100. the chocolate peanut butter balls.

  101. I love her first cookbook and there are so many good recipes to choose from. We use her smoothie recipes a lot.

  102. I absolutely adore Oh She Glows! I’m so excited for the new cookbook! I have her first cookbook, it’s one of the first cookbooks I got when I went vegan almost a year ago! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and doing this give away!

  103. I don’t know which is my favorite yet….I need to win this cookbook!!

  104. Adding this to my dinner list in the next couple weeks!

  105. My favourite Oh She Glows recipe is the Perfected Chickpea Salad (sandwich) from the first OSG cookbook.

  106. This looks so perfect for fall! Can’t wait to make this on a cold day all cozyed up inside!

  107. Brandi, I made this several days ago. I doubled the recipe as I batch cook. I used my Instant Pot to cook my dried, unsoaked chickpeas, then I cooked up the entire recipe. It was quite tasty right away, but we noticed that, a few days out, the flavors melded beautifully and this is now to die for. This gets better and better with time. I was out of sweet potato, so I opted to use my small, yellow, buttery potatoes that I grew in my own garden. Mmmmmmmmm. The taters soaked up the curry nicely. This is a lovely dish. I batch cooked up an Instant Pot of Brown rice and we serve the curry over rice. Complete meal. It has delighted us throughout the week. Thank you so much!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Wonderful to hear!

  108. Hello, do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk???

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Corinna, I always use canned “lite” coconut milk. It is not sweetened, just coconut and water.

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