The big dilemma here is to make the jackfruit or not? Do we still celebrate Week 40? The #fakebabies have been delivered. Well, since I actually really want to make this recipe, it will be done. Oh yes, it will be done.. And with my OCD tendencies I may be bothered, kept up at night, that week 40 was unfinished. And I did set out to do the 40 weeks of pregnancy food recipies, I MUST finish. I must! #goals
Honestly, I can’t believe the 40 weeks have passed. Looking back it went by fast except for those two long months mixed up in there, hello January and March- but, now nearing the end of May, we can put the past behind us or our behinds in the past, as Timon says.
At 40 weeks pregnant, babies need talked to alot and isn’t it amazing that they can recognize their parents voices after birth? Well, this is an easy mission for us to accomplish, talking! Lots and lots of talking. With many words! And now face to face.
Jackfruit has been getting quite a bit of attention lately as a versatile vegetarian option. Due to unripened jackfruit’s neutral flavor and meat-like texture it absorbs the flavors it’s cooked in making it a flavorful meat substitute. Since it is becoming more mainstream, canned jackfruit is always well stocked at Trader Joe’s for easy meals.
Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix premiered at just the right time because she demonstrated a jackfruit curry recipe, that I was super excited to try (thereby nixing the popular BBQ jackfruit recipe, cause you know BBQ..). And while we’re on the subject, Nadiya’s Time to Eat is a fun, joyful cooking show with lively colors and fieldtrips- it’s a must watch. I remembered her from winning the 6th season of The Great British Bake Off and was happy to see her again.
Following this recipe for the curry
And this one for the naan bread
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 3cm ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium onion
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp chili aste
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp ground tumeric
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 2 cans jackfruit
- 1 cup water
- Cilantro & Lime for garnish
- In a food processor, blitz (I really like this word) the garlic, ginger, onion and salt to a smooth paste
- Add oil to pan over medium heat
- Add cinnamon, fry for 20 seconds
- Add in paste from food processor and cook for 5 minutes. If it starts to stick, add splashes of water
- Stir in chili paste, tomato paste, tumeric and curry*
- While that is cooking, drain and chop the jackfruit into bite size pieces.
- Add to pan with water and simmer until dry.
- Add in cilantro with a squeeze of lime
*I either mismeasured or … But I felt like 1 Tbsp may have been too much curry, maybe start with less, then add more if needed.
Keto Naan Bread
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp full fat Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Line large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Combine cheese and yogurt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until melted and smooth
- In another bowl- mix eggs, baking powder and eggs
- Work quickly! While the cheese is still hot, combine the flour mixture with the cheese mixture. And just get in there, with your hands, and knead it until a uniform dough forms
- Form into a ball. If too sticky, pop into the fridge for a few minutes.
- Cut the dough into 6 sections, then roll each section into a ball and flatten into a a flatbread shape
- Bake for 8 or so minutes, until a few golden spots appear
- While the bread is baking, mix together the butter, garlic and parsley
- Brush onto naan, then bake for an additional 2 minutes
And just like that, 40 weeks of pregnancy foods!
The End…but, to be continued…