Nightshade-Free Curry

One of the core tenets of the Conscious Cleanse is removing common inflammatory foods from our eating rotation for 2 weeks to allow our systems to detox and find underlying food sensitivities.

Tomatoes fall under the category of nightshades, so during our 14-day cleanse, we keep them off our plates because they can cause inflammation.

Just like many people are sensitive to gluten, dairy, soy, and other common allergens, some people have a reaction from eating nightshades, including tomatoes. 

Many curry recipes include a tomato-based sauce, so if you’re someone who is sensitive to tomatoes and nightshades, or if you’re just looking for a yummy cleanse-friendly curry, this recipe is for you!

A bowl of broccoli, cauliflower, and chopped carrots in a yellow curry sauce.

This curry recipe is amazing as is, or paired with veggies, rice, chicken, or lamb. It makes a quick and easy one-pot meal perfect for busy weeknights.

Do you have a favorite non-cleanse friendly recipe you’d like us to give a clean eating makeover? Let us know in the comments below!

With love, 

Jo & Jules

Nightshade-Free Curry

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 TB avocado oil
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 15 oz full fat coconut milk

Place spices in a medium dry pot. Toast for 1 to 2 minute stirring occasionally over medium heat.

Add onions and stir to coat with spices. Then pour in avocado oil. Cook until onions are softened, stirring regularly. 

Add chopped broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, veggie broth, garlic, salt, pepper, and coconut milk. Stir to combine ingredients. 

Place the lid on and cook for 6 to 8 min depending how well done you like your veggies. 

If cleansing, serve over rice or chicken. 

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  • Karen Mercer

    This is what I need, I have leaky gut and food sensitivities. I am seeing a naturopath and have had great results. Still there is an issue with my gut, I am interested in your approach and would like to subscribe to your website. Your recipes look very appealing and could be the ticket to a happy healthy gut.

    Thank you, Karen Mercer NL. Canada

    • Jo and Jules

      Hi Karen, We’re so glad you found us and you find this recipe so helpful. We hope you enjoy it! We work alongside a lot of naturopaths and would love to work with you discover what foods work best for you to heal your gut and get you feeling vibrant. You can find out more about our programs here: We also hope you explore our recipes to find more that have you feeling great. XO, J&J

  • Jill Burlingame

    How much oil should we use? I don’t think I see that in the recipe. Making it now, looking forward to it! Thanks!

    • Jo and Jules

      Hi Jill, Thank you for catching that! We’ve updated the recipe. You’ll need 1 tablespoon of avocado oil. XO, J&J

      • jill burlingame

        Thanks! It turned out great (even with my guessing the oil amount), my toddler loved it so much that he pushed his high chair over to the countertop to sneak more, I think that deserves 4 stars! Thanks for the great recipes, I can always trust you will all come up with something delicious.

        • Jo and Jules

          Yay, Jill! We’re so glad you and your son enjoyed it! Envisioning him pushing his high chair to the counter will have us smiling for a long time! Thank you for sharing and your kind words! XO, J&J

  • Diane Briggs

    Excellent! I made this tonight and it is quick, easy, healthy and very tasty! Through your program I am learning more about nightshades and alternatives and this is a great start. Thanks!

    • Jo and Jules

      Hi Diane, Yay! We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe. We love that you’re exploring how foods affect your body. Please reach out if you need any support at all. XO, J&J

  • Mary H Nelson

    This dish was good the first day. This dish is AMAZING as leftovers letting the flavors sit together. This will be one of my go-to healthy recipes. DELICIOUS!

    • Jo and Jules

      Hi Mary, Yay! We’re so glad you enjoyed this recipe! We love hearing that! XO, J&J

  • Jennifer LaFramboise

    Sounds delicious!! Can you substitute curry powder for the garam masala? ( I’m not sure what that is and don’t have that in my pantry)

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