Sweet coconut curry rice with currants and almonds

Sweet and nutty with just a hint of spice, this coconut rice with sliced almonds and currants is a perfect side dish for so many things, including spicy curries, a simple chicken or poached fish with fresh herbs. It’s also fully satisfying all on its own — or maybe even with a runny egg on top for breakfast. Made with brown basmati rice and coconut milk, it's sneakily on healthier side of comfort food.

Creamy carrot and red lentil coconut curry soup

Creamy, slightly sweet and tangy from the lime and coconut milk, this carrot and lentil soup is light, yet so filling and rich in protein. The curry powder adds just the right amount of spice for this dish, which can be served either warm or chilled for a summer lunch or dinner alongside a little green salad. Omit the yogurt garnish at the end to make this entirely vegan.