Recipe: Easy Green Curry (+meal prep on a budget)

Due to the christmas period, our pays being stuffed up, moving house (bond money, yuck!) and a bunch of big bills coming at once Beau and I are on a very strict budget. We don't touch our business money just so you know! The portion of the detox book proceeds goes to charity and we only spend business money on business expenses like advertising etc, we do not pay ourselves a wage.  So needless to say lately we have been having to choose what we spend our money on very carefully. Meal prepping is very good at helping us out in this situation. One of my new go-to meals is this Easy Green Curry. 

The base ingredients are in the photograph below, you could eat this on it's own, or if you feel, add extra ingredients. I added a few little extras as you will see in the recipe below. If you eat just what's shown in the photograph it will make you 4-5 meals and the ingredients only cost $13.68 all up (the extras we added are stock-standard things that live in our pantry). With the few extras in we managed to make 6 meals, so that works out to just $2.28 per meal - YES PLEASE.


Thai green curry paste = $2.50
1kg Frozen stir fry vegies = $5.50
Coconut cream = 85c each
Enoki mushrooms = $3.98


Makes: 6 meals


  • 1 kg frozen stir fry vegetables
  • 1 jar of green curry paste (you will use half of this)
  • 2 cans coconut cream
  • Large handful of enoki mushrooms
  • 60g cashews
  • 1 tsp (heaped) cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp (heaped) turmeric
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3/4 cup quinoa (rinsed under cool water)


  1. Add quinoa and 1.5 cups of water to a saucepan and allow it to boil
  2. As the quinoa is cooking you will start cooking the curry in a separate large pot. In this pot place all other ingredients on a medium heat, stir these regularly at first and then allow it to simmer
  3. After the quinoa has boiled turn the water down to a low heat so they can simmer until they are cooked (they should look squishy and more clear than before - if you've never seen cooked quinoa, it usually only takes about 15-20 minutes)
  4. By the time the quinoa is finished your curry should also be nearly done, by this point the coconut cream should have thickened a little and it should all be a yellow-ish colour from the turmeric. 
  5. Remove them both from the heat and serve.