Reporting LIVE for Antoinette Westcott on #OneVeggieAtATime we have joining us tonight is Gabriela Buckley. We got her back in the kitchen with us to make one pot Jamaican Curry and rice. Everyone is all ears when you say a recipe is made in one pot! Check it out and learn how to make a delicious dish without all the dishes!
Since Gabriela went vegan she started veganizing traditional Jamaican dishes. Gabriela studied herbalism, and she says the curry and other spices have a cooling cleansing effect on the body. Gabriela started her transition to veganism when she found out had a tumor on her pancreas. She had the tumor removed immediately. Through trial and error she transitioned to veganism after a professor pointed out that she needed to change her diet.
Gabriela has some very interesting stories from her travels through the Amazon finding her current shaman healer. She was on a mission to cleanse herself and even got pricked with frog venom. She says it made her violently ill, but she felt great after she got through the poisoning. We don’t recommend doing this, but it is intriguing. Gabriela also went to Ayahuasca right afterwards and worked on herself spiritually. She did the Ayahuasca practice twice and got baptized right afterwards to cleanse her spirit. She explains there are plenty of scholars from Stanford and Yale that were down in South America partaking in spiritual ceremonies like these.
Admirably, Gabriela carries around a table and pops up outside of locations in the area to pass out condoms and give free information about sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) testing. She herself, contracted herpes from her ex. Now she helps people talk about it and work through the stigma. Many times people feel ashamed and don’t think they have anyone to talk to. Gabriela talks to them and finds them resources. It is extremely helpful to let people know where they can get tested and get more information about STI prevention.
This Jamaican Curry rice easy to make. You slowly sauté all the ingredients in one pot and you can blend it afterwards for a smooth soup to enjoy and feel great after eating it! Try making the super simple recipe below!
Photos and camerawork by Eric Faison.
Report edited by Ellen Dent.
Jamaican Curry Rice
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 1/2 tbsp. Jamaican curry powder
1 half knob of ginger (add little by little)
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 tbsp. sea salt (add more or less depending on taste)
1/2 tsp scotch bonnet pepper or any hot red pepper
Add all to a blender
Add to veggies, stews, lentils,