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After spending a month travelling, beaching, drinking and eating her way through Indonesia, Brooke is back in the saddle at CYKL! And it’s no secret that Brooke is an awesome cook. She’s always cooking up something delicious and nutrition in the kitchen and she wanted me to pass on this awesome indo-inspired coconut curry veggie dish to you! Let’s get cooking!

Brooke’s Coconut Curry Veggie Dish


lightly oil (with coconut oil) the inside of a deep sauce pan

2 cups jasmine rice
2 cups coconut milk
1 3/4 cups water
2 Tbls. dry unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp salt

Over med high heat stirring constantly so that rice won’t stick to the bottom of the pot or burn, once there is a slight bubbling… reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15-20 mins. ┬áTurn off the heat and leave to stand on burner for 5-10 minutes (rice will stay warm like this for up to an hour while you prepare the veg and curry sauce).


saute in 1 Tbls. coconut oil until softened:
1-2 carrots sliced
1 small red onion chopped Read the rest of this entry »

9 Aug 2013

Brooke’s Cooking Indonesian Style!

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The adventure comes to an end!!! Jacopo is making his way through Ontario. He’s had good luck with meeting awesome and generous people, along with a little bad luck like having only two gears to ride in – “hard” and “harder” . His last few pictures show the CN Tower, so we know he’s home now and we can’t wait to celebrate his massive accomplishment!!!! Read about his travels here!

Day 23: Thunder Bay to Thunder Bay = rest day
This was a rest day I didn’t want to take, but I had no choice because I had to wait until Monday for my tent poles to arrive.

the tent with no poles :(

That morning I woke up early, packed my belongings and made my way to the nearby McDonald’s as they had free wifi and coffee. I was told that there was a sizeable Italian community in Thunder Bay and one of the ladies who was cleaning the tables was Italian herself. She was one of those traditional nonna types: short, sweet, and her name was Maria.

Nonna Maria!

So I started speaking to her in Italian. Her face lit up. She was so happy to speak her language with a young man that she sat down and we talked for a good 10 minutes. Once she left me to resume her work, she came back 5 min later to give me a free serving of French fries, and then she brought me a free espresso, and then some of her biscotti from home, and then some fruit from her garden, and finally a coupon for a free ice cream. She is definitely am Italian nonna. She told me the next time I am in thunder bay with my “wife” I have to come see her and she will cop for us. Very cute. The rest of the day I spent at chapters relaxing. I found a spot to pitch my tent right along the lake. Read the rest of this entry »