Entertaining: Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry Sauce

If you are like me — busy, running a website (The Well Appointed House) with three active children, two dogs, a house to manage and a husband who comes home hungry, quick and easy dinner ideas are nice to get from a friend or family member.  I am constantly picking my Mother’s brain for recipes.  Today, we took a walk at Tod’s Point in Greenwich, and the topic came up.  I said, “Let’s talk about food…”Do you have any great new recipes?”.  In addition to just chatting about food, we talked about that interesting article in the NY Times two weeks ago called Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food by Jo Robinson.  If you haven’t read the article, take a few minutes to do so.  If you are a mother preparing food for your family, I think it’s a great article about fruits and vegetables that are high in nutritional content and delves into ones that have been genetically modified, and are no longer nutritionally relevant.  So, as I perused Whole Foods this evening, shopping for vegetables high in nutritional content, cheeses that are made from hormone-free dairy and other items needed in my shopping cart — I came across this Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry Sauce. I had never tried it before, or even heard of it.  I love coconut curry, and was in the mood for shrimp, so I grabbed some angel hair pasta, two containers of this sauce and some cooked shrimp.  It took about ten minutes for me to cook the angel hair pasta in a pot, to simmer my cooked shrimp with the Maya Kaimal sauce in another saucepan, and cook vegetables on a third burner.

Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry Sauce

Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry Sauce

In roughly 15 minutes, a delicious meal was prepared while my children ran around the kitchen chatting with me. My husband gave the evening’s Coconut Curry Shrimp over angel hair pasta two thumbs up!  The sauce is all natural, gluten free and vegan.  Of course, you can decide what you pair it with, in my case I chose shrimp.

Try it!  It’s delicious if you like the combination of coconut and curry. I was curious about Maya Kaimal and it turns out that she is an award-winning cookbook author on Indian cooking.  Her first book Curried Favors: Family Recipes from South India won the Julia Child Award for best first book.  She has appeared on the Today Show, the Food Network, Martha Stewart and in other publications.  On her many travels to Kerala in her youth, Maya’s fascination with Indian food began in her Aunty Kamala’s kitchen.  It’s a great story and the product is wonderful and I highly recommend it!

Maya Kaimal and her pictured with her Aunty

Maya Kaimal and her pictured with her Aunty

If you can’t get it at your local store, you can buy it in packs of six here through Amazon — delivered right to your doorstep in a day or two!  Enjoy! Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce, 15 Ounce — 6 per case.  Post a comment below if you try it!

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