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Top 10 rice cooking tips for flavourful and healthy family meals
I recently partook in my first ever ‘virtual cooking demonstration’ and it was so much fun!  Chef John Higgins, Director of George Brown Chef School and judge on the popular TV series “Chopped”, teamed up with Minute Rice® to give us some great ideas of spicing up our rice-making routine.  He... Read more
Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps
I feel like most of the meals that our kids love these days consist of carbs and cheese.  Grilled cheese. Pasta with cheese.  Cheesy pizza.  (You get the idea). I get so tired of making the same things over and over and supplementing with all sorts of veggies.  I... Read more
My new favourite breakfast: Vanilla Chia Pudding
I know, I know! Chia is SO good for me!!! To be honest, I just haven’t found a way of ‘consuming’ it that I have enjoyed enough to commit to those little super seeds.  They’re HIGH in fibre, antioxidants, protein and Omega 3’s, while being LOW in calories.  But... Read more
Butter chicken pizza drizzled with mango chutney coconut cream sauce
We just ate the most delicious homemade pizza (if I do say so myself).  I can’t wait to tell you all about it, but first a bit about where the recipe inspiration stemmed from. I have had the great pleasure of being a part of the Patak’s “mix in... Read more
The Hundred Foot Journey & Chickpea Madras Recipe
It has been almost a year now that I have been a part of the Patak’s “Mix in a Little India” campaign and our family has been enjoying the Indian meals and culture that have been added into our meal plans and lives. Some months, we have been encouraged... Read more
Tikka Masala and Pappadums camping style
We LOVE Indian food over here.  In fact, when I first met my husband, I’m pretty sure he was making himself butter chicken every single night.  That’s how much HE loves Indian cuisine.  Since partnering with Patak’s on our path to Mixing In a Little India into our daily... Read more
The perfect side dish for BBQ season: Curried corn & red peppers
I love to take risks.  Sometimes in regards to matters of the heart, other times in regards to career choices, and most recently I took a risk in the kitchen! I’m not sure I have ever 100% invented my own kitchen creation.  Correction… I’m not sure I HAD ever... Read more
Sweet Mango Chutney Chicken Recipe
It’s official… the sun is shinning and the neighbourhood smells of BBQ’d goodness most evenings now.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are fair-weather BBQ’ers at our place, so I get really excited whenever dinner can be grilled instead of having to use the oven.  I... Read more
Butter Chicken Kebabs to kick off BBQ season
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny Sunday.  We had some nice family time, organized the house and got back on track a little with life in general.  Just in time for the chaos of the week to start all over again! As soon as the sun starts shining in Vancouver,... Read more
Mandala art and butter chicken
This month, we mixed a little India into our lives by doing some traditional Indian art while we holiday’ed on a sunny beach (in Mexico). Portia and I tried our hand at Mandalas with shells and other materials on the beach. The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian... Read more