As the weather gets cooler you may find yourself craving meals that are warmer and heartier than usual.  This is a completely natural process. Unfortunately we sometimes find it easy to turn to those dangerous comfort foods … ultimately resulting in the dreaded ‘winter weight’ (along with a lethargic, lazy feeling). But don’t worry!

Here is a delicious fall recipe that will increase your internal temperature and leave you feeling warm, energetic and most importantly … HAPPY!

This vegan, whole-food curry is sure to satisfy the whole family … and the natural spices will help your body stay healthy as we move into the cooler fall and winter months. This recipe really is a fridge-cleaner .. so feel free to add any vegetables you have already (or omit any from the list that aren’t easily accessible to you).


  • 1/4 cup Sweet Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Shiitake Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup Green Beans, chopped into 2″ pieces
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Butternut or Acorn Squash (fresh or frozen) (opt.)
  • 1/4 cup Peas (fresh or frozen) (opt.)
  • 1/4 cup biodynamic/organic Sweet Corn (fresh or frozen) (opt.)
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1″ piece Red Thai Chilli Pepper, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 clove Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Unrefined Salt (or more to taste)


  • In oiled pot, cook together the onion, mushrooms, Thai chilli pepper, garlic & salt
  • Add all other vegetable ingredients, stirring occasionally
  • Add all spices to pot and mix well
  • Add coconut milk and simmer on low/medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Krystal Vrba

Co-Founder & Whole Food Nutrition Coach at Refresh Natural Health
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.