I want curry all the time right now. I think I’ve said that at least 6 times on the blog in the last week, but I’m serious. Who cares about anything else when there’s curry to eat. I’ve gone out to get curry, my friend Vanessa made me curry, and now I’ve made curry myself. What’s cool about this dish is if you want to make it in under 15 minutes, all you have to do is swap the beef out for shrimp and just remove the broccoli since it doesn’t cook through as quickly. Boom, easy quick meal. No complaining about food taking long. Because complaining is gross. Nobody likes a complainer, unless I’m doing the complaining, then it’s totally fine. Wait, what?

Crap, you know what I haven’t done in quite sometime. Given you a wedding update!! I’ve been writing a book, buying a house, trying to figure out what the f*ck to put in the house, feeling broke from buying a house, going on book tour, oh yeah…and planning a wedding? Sh*t, I need to get on it.

Here’s what we do know:

  1. We are getting married in Montego Bay, Jamaica in spring
  2. We booked the hotel we are staying at and we’ve sent out invitations via email.  No paper invitations  for us. Pretty sure 2 out of 80 people have booked it. Killing it, friends, you’re killing it.
  3. Brian will have 9 groomsmen and I will have 5 or 6 or 4 bridesmaids? I still haven’t even asked all of mine. Dammit, Juli. One bridesmaid got knocked up on me and will have a child hooked to her boob that month, so she won’t be making it. Selfish.
  4. I have a wedding dress. Wellllll, I pick it up next week in LA. I still need a veil though.
  5. Also, I bought a dress a while ago because I found one I loved and now I need to sell it since I found the one I will actually be wearing. Where the hell do I do that? Teach me stuff.

Here’s what we don’t know:

  1. Colors. Who the hell wants to choose colors? Not me. So I think I’m going to tell my girls that they can get a taupe, mauve or blush dress. Short or long. I plan on giving them dresses to choose from or they can choose whatever they want. We are going to be tipsy, in Jamaica, on the beach…I absolutely do not care what they wear. They’re trustworthy humans. Oh crap, I have a bridesman too to think about.
  2. Flowers. I could give a crap about flowers. Flowers die. I don’t want my love to. So I do not care about them. Isn’t that a charming analogy?
  3. Flights. Sh*t, we need to book that.
  4. My hair and makeup. They have a person who does it there, but that’s nerve racking to me. I need to figure that out. I also want extensions. Just the clip in ones. I want so much hair that Brian can’t find me face when he pulls my veil up. Ok, maybe a little less than that.
  5. Should I have a bachelorette party? Brian already had his bachelor party. He’s on top of his sh*t. I just feel bad asking my girlfriends to do anything that costs money when I’m already asking them to go to Jamaica. Tell me what to do.
  6. Everything else. I need to check in with my travel agent. I need to get on top of my sh*t.

I’m exhausted from thinking about wedding planning. Let’s just eat curry instead.

PaleOMG Red Thai Beef Curry

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Red Thai Beef Curry

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  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
  • a couple pinches of salt
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 2 lime leaves

For garnish


  1. If you are making cauliflower rice, make that first.
  2. Place a wok or large saute pan over medium heat. Add ghee and thinly sliced flank steak. Sprinkle with salt and cook until seared and browned, about 3-4 minutes. Remove and set aside for later. To the hot pan, add garlic, yellow onion, and ginger and sauté for about 1 minute.
  3. Next add 1 can of coconut milk (cream and water) along with red curry paste, fish sauce and coconut aminos. Use a whisk to break up the curry paste and mix to combine. Then add pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, lemongrass and lime leaves. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  4. Once the broccoli is fork tender, add seared beef back to the wok or pan along with the cream of the other can of coconut milk.* Cook for 2-3 more minutes to heat through.
  5. Remove lemongrass stalk and lime leaves. Garnish curry with fresh lime juice and cilantro and serve with cauliflower rice.


*For the 2 cans of coconut milk, use 1 full can of coconut milk and for the second can, scoop out just the cream and leave behind the water. This will give you a super creamy curry.

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  1. Ali says:

    Hey Juli!

    Fellow Colorado reader here! When I shopped for wedding gowns, there was a lovely little place in Denver that sold new and pre-owned gowns. Obviously you haven’t worn yours, but you get the picture. You could take it in, tell the owner what happened and see what she would give you for it. Unfortunately it’s a bit like a car, once it’s off the lot you likely won’t make back the whole thing….BUT, you can get back most of it. Its called the Green Bride. You can also check the few other shops in Denver that buy dresses back. I actually purchased my dream gown online from an app that’s similar to Craigslist (I know, sounds sketchy) but it worked like a dream and I got a steal and loved the dress.

    Anyway, feel free to email me and I can give you more ideas on selling it.

    As for colors, we just had our destination wedding in Italy and I was the same, I really didn’t care because I mean, we’re in Italy. What more do we need? I told the girls to find a navy blue dress they loved and call it good, I thought it worked well. We didn’t do a bachelorette party, but instead the girls hung out one night and did girly stuff in Italy. Nothing huge, super casual. Could be a good way to go since you already have the added travel cost of the wedding. It worked well for us and everyone was happy 🙂

    Best of luck, in the end the only thing people will remember is how kick ass the wedding was and the fact that it was in a BEAUTIFUL place. The plates, the food, the colors, no one remembers that stuff.

  2. Christina says:

    This dish looks delicious! I love me some curry.

    Why is there so much to wedding planning?! I’m get married in May and even though it’s going to be a small wedding, it’s still crazy how much has to go into it.

    My wedding isn’t *really* a destination. It’s in my home state, but that happens to be in whole other country than where I’m living now and where my fiance and his family are from. So it kinds of is I guess. Either way, planning a wedding from a far away place is a little tricky.

    I’m probably going to have real flowers, but I’m legit just going to pick some random flowers from around the farm the day of. Tie a string around a handful of them and, bam, there’s my bouquet. So not worth the money to actually buy flowers.

    I’m glad I’m not alone in not having asked all my desired bridesmaids to actually be bridesmaids yet. I need to get on that shit!

    I’m not doing a bachelorette party mostly because I just don’t care that much about it. Plus, we all live in 3,000 miles from each other.

    I found some cute bridesmaid dresses on target.com for about $70, so I’m letting them chose out of a few. They are cute and cheap and re-wearable. I would just feel terrible making them spend a shit-ton of money on a dress they’ll never wear again.

  3. Sheena @ Paws and Pavement says:

    I sold my dress on preownedweddingdresses.Com it worked well so try that. Good luck with planning! You should have a bachelorette party. Your friends will want to celebrate with you! Mine was a ’20s themed flapper style party and we loved dressing up.9

  4. Danielle says:

    I have Luxy clip in hair extensions and I love them!

  5. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says:

    This looks super yummy and comforting! I’ve never made my own curry, but I need to!

  6. Alyson says:

    Maybe not taupe – unless you want it to look like your girls are naked on the beach. No judgment if that’s the case. Also maybe not an oceany color. 😉

  7. Virginia G says:

    I was so excited to see this post, because I thought you might have a recipe that doesn’t use curry paste! Which I can’t buy here, and it makes me sad! I’ve been making my own curries the best I can, but I love that Thai Kitchen paste. I miss it. 🙁

    As for wedding planning, you’re doing great! The choose-your-own-dress thing is a hit with bridesmaids, and flowers aren’t a big deal. I literally drove to the grocery store four hours before my wedding and bought some flowers from the display case. Then I wrapped them up with a ribbon, and that was it! They looked great. Fake flowers are also totally fine, but you probably don’t want to bother bringing them in your luggage.

  8. Angela says:

    Craving curry, so this was a great time to make this! I usually get hot spice levels at my local restaurant, so to add some heat, I put in chili flakes and sriracha. For an added time saver: Rotisserie chicken! Hooray, and thank you : )

  9. Robin says:

    This looks amazing, I absolutely love curry, but I’m not understanding the ratings/reviews. Someone gave it only 3 stars but no explanation of why only 3 stars…shouldn’t reviews be given AFTER the item is made and then based on whether or not the person liked/disliked the recipe to help other people that may want to make the recipe? Maybe reviews on blogs have different rules than other food websites?? I’m still making this though, thanks for the recipe Juli, you can post curry recipes anytime you want please 🙂

  10. Lauren says:

    Going to give this a crack without the beef… Maybe some extra veggies?!

    One of my friends had a destination wedding a few years ago and was unsure about the hair/makeup lady there. So she had trials done at home with her normal stylists, filmed it and the stylist there just had to follow the video. Worked a treat!