World Market, Life of Pi & dang easy Indian food
For details on the Life of Pi Sweepstakes, scroll to the end of this post.
I have loved World Market since it was known as Cost Plus Imports and had a much smaller jewelry section. I would browse the bracelets and earrings for what seemed like hours (very pleasant hours) while my mom shopped the rest of the store.
When I heard World Market was helping promote the new film Life of Pi, the partnership made total sense. Their passion is to discover extraordinary finds from all over the world…and I couldn’t wait to see what they’d brought me from India.
Hello, gorgeous textiles…
…and stainless steel hammered karhai. (You can cook and serve in these babies.)
This stunning creature almost made its way into my basket but I haven’t yet figured out where to put it. I’m not sure I have a spot high enough to keep an Indian elephant bank safe from tiny hands.
Though I still adore World Market’s jewelry and accessories, I was there for the food (as usual). There’s nothing like discovering a new simmering sauce, imported dessert or unique beverage. Thanks to Life of Pi and World Market’s shelves of gourmet foods, I may have made off with more than enough items to create an Indian meal fit for a Nathan.
I didn’t use every World Market Life of Pi-inspired item when preparing yesterday’s meal, so here’s what I did use (just in case you need to rush to World Market and pick up similar goodies):
- MTR Tasty Delights Pav Bhaji
- Asian Passage Rajasthani Mixed Vegetables
- Tasty Bite Garlic Brown Rice
- Mayur Garlic & Coriander Naan
- Stainless steel hammered karhai bowls
- Khadi (tinsel printed) linen, green
- Hemstitched linen, blue
- Woven mat
I will say, those ready-to-eat meals were surprisingly delicious for going from package to microwave to bowl in 90 seconds. I may have polished off any garlic brown rice that didn’t fit into the bowl in between taking photos.
I adore the deep red color of the Pav Bhaji…
…and the just-right flavor of the garlic naan.
Of course, packaged naan isn’t as good as naan hot from a tandoor, but Nathan so didn’t complain. (He is so dang lucky.)
Have you tried any of World Market’s gourmet food items? What are your favorites?
And now for the Life of Pi Sweepstakes!
The Life of Pi Sweepstakes Grand Prize package includes a dream trip for 2 to India and a $1,000 World Market gift card.
I know, right?
Three (3) runners up will each receive a $500 World Market gift card.
The Life of Pi Sweepstakes runs from November 17th through Demeber 28th.
If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional entries. (This is part of the registration process when entering.)
Enter online at http://worldmarketsweepstakes.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/worldmarket/app_105852732878918?ref=ts. Enter daily for more chances to win.
You can find World Market doing the social media thing:
- Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/#!/worldmarket
- Facebook ~ http://www.facebook.com/worldmarket
- Google+ ~ https://plus.google.com/116195269616123281160/posts
- Pinterest ~ http://www.pinterest.com/WorldMarket
- Instagram ~ http://followgram.me/worldmarket/
About Life of Pi
Life of Pi is the story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son, who survives a disaster at sea and is thrown into an epic journey. While adrift in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with a fearsome Bengal tiger. The movie opened in theaters November 21st. You can watch the trailer for Life of Pi here: http://www.lifeofpimovie.com/#!/watch-trailer.
Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate MediaGroup™, but all my opinions are my own. http://cmp.ly/3/KqtZiE.
Feel free to “like” is this REALLY my life? on Facebook. It won’t always earn you an extra entry in a giveaway but it will give you warm fuzzies.