A mutable formula for dinner that's always in season, and always delicious.
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Add curry powder, garam masala or cumin, and red pepper flakes and toast for about 1 minute more.
Add coconut milk, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, and bring to a simmer. Add vegetables, optional beans, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
Congrats! You practically winged that recipe! Don't forget to taste. If you taste as you go (or even just at the end, oops!), you cannot fail. Add agave or honey for sweetness, more soy sauce for saltiness, or an extra pinch of garam masala for that wow-factor. Garnish with toppings such as cilantro, lime, or yogurt. Serve with buttered rice or toasted naan (or both).