Pauli’s Something Hotter Thai Curry

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I love the story of how we named our third delicious sauce – a flavoursome combination of chilli, carrot, olive oil and ginger…  When we started Pauli’s Food Co, we started selling our Brinjali and Tomali sauces at food markets. People loved the flavours bursting from our colourfully labelled jars – and they would ask us “Don’t you have something hotter?” (well, those who loved chilli would ask that).  So Pauli developed our Something Hotter product – cooking together carrots, red chillies, fresh ginger and garlic, oregano and filling the bottle with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.  It was a hit!  And heat seekers were happy to be able to add to their collection of Pauli’s sauces.   This product is sugar and sweetener free – so it is super healthy and can be eaten with everything, with no worry of eating a chilli product with harmful preservatives, hidden sugars or colourants.  Completely natural and oh so good!

This is a simple recipe using Pauli’s Something Hotter:

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Ingredients:

1 medium red onion, finely chopped

400 g of beef strips (you can substitute with chicken / vegetables)

300 g baby marrow, julienned

150 g chopped butternut

100 g red pepper, julienned

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

30 g of finely chopped ginger

1 tablespoon of Pauli’s Something Hotter (add more if you like heat)

30 g fresh basil, chopped

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 can of coconut milk

Method:

Heat the coconut oil, add the red onion and sauté until the onion softens.  Add the Pauli’s Something Hotter and ginger, sauté for another minute.  Add the beef strips and brown all the ingredients together (cooking on a medium heat for about another 2 minutes).

Add the baby marrow, butternut and red pepper and cook together for another minute.  Add the coconut milk and bring the heat down to low.  Add the honey and soy sauce (these ingredients will ensure the right balance between sweet and savoury).  Cook until the butternut is soft (about another 12-15 min on low heat). Serve with Jasmine or Cauli Rice.  Garnish with the chopped basil.

Yours in Good Food, Dianne.

Eat.  Cook.  Love.  Pauli’s Sauces.

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Holiday snacking

It’s so good to be on holiday in my hometown East London. The sea is ever present, the Christmas beetles are buzzing loudly and the kids are having a great time swimming, running, playing and bonding with family. 

It’s easy to keep to a healthy eating routine while on holiday if you plan well and make good snack choices. 

I always love to have our Pauli’s Anytime Zucchini & Peppers on hand to add to a quick summer salad.


Or for a yummy addition to a braai, I add Pauli’s Anytime Brinjal & Peppers to quinoa (or you can use couscous or brown rice). 


Yours in holiday, good food and health,

Dianne

Gastronomy

I love this quote… ‘Gastonomy governs the whole life of man.’ by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.  

Eating is a human activity that brings people together across cultures, religions and countries.  It is a privilege to eat good food and I often spare a thought for those who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 

The definition of gastronomy is ‘the practice of choosing, cooking and eating good food’ and while I have the means to choose what I eat and what I feed my family, I choose healthy options; low in added sugars and unnatural preservatives and additives. 

Our company makes beautiful sauces that are the gastronomic addition to all the meals and snacks that I make and for this I am grateful. 

Yours in good food, Dianne