The new recipe I tried for supper last night was a hit! It was really good. Both Travis and Savannah liked it. I’ve been getting braver with what I feed Savannah so I gave her some too. I think that is the first true meal that she has had exactly what we did. Anyway, here’s the recipe. It came from the February 2015 issue of Southern Living.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter                                         2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil                             3 cups ½ inch cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots                   2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded & minced   2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger                2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. red curry powder                     2 Tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander                        2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin                              1 (5-oz.) package fresh baby
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt                                      spinach
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper                 Hot cooked long-grain rice
  • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper
  1. Melt butter with oil in a large saucepan over high heat; add shallots and next 2 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes. Add curry powder and next 5 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Stir in potatoes. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add broth and cauliflower. Increase heat to high; bring to boil. Cover partially, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 6 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. cold water in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk into buttermilk. Slowly stir buttermilk mixture into vegetable mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to3 minutes or until mixture begins to simmer.
  3. Stir in spinach in batches, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted. Remove from heat, and serve immediately over rice.

There is also a garnishing suggestion of slices of serrano pepper. Of course, I ended up making a couple adjustments such as using a jalapeño instead of serrano and leaving out the tomato paste. My kitchen still smells amazing from the seasonings. I have found a lot of great recipes in Southern Living. If you’re looking for a good subscription, check into it! (