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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
Tikka Chicken Wings Recipe – Movie night snack ideas
As you may have noticed over the past few months, I am involved in a really fun campaign with Patak’s, where a group of bloggers across Canada are given opportunities to “Mix In a Little India” into our everyday cooking.  I am loving being a part of these monthly... Read more
Mixing a little India into our stir fry
When I was in University, I’m pretty sure I made chicken stir-fry at least 5 times a week for dinner.  They are easy, inexpensive and (can be) very healthy.  Fast forward a decade where I am married with 2 children and I still love to make stir-fry dishes, but... Read more
The best salad dressing EVER!
I actually really love salads.  Only if they have LOTS of great stuff in them (cheese and fruit and avocados really do it for me!) and only if the dressing is REALLY good! If salads are not your thing, I promise you that this recipe for my homemade salad... Read more
Meal planning to help keep us on track (& two yummy recipes!)
I go through phases where I am so on-the-ball and organized for a couple of weeks and then I am literally scrambling to keep my head above water for the next little while.  My biggest struggle is dinner time.  Figuring out what I feel like making, while taking into... Read more
Date night: Dinner at Vij’s
My husband and I don’t get out very often, just the two of us.  With a 3 year old and a 9 month old… you know how it goes! 😉  When we do go out, we choose our restaurants carefully and really make a night of it! I’m participating... Read more
Toddler-Approved Recipe Roundup
The other day, I received a comment from a reader saying it would be nice to see more recipes on North Shore Mama geared toward toddlers. So, I thought it would be fun to reach out to my fellow blogging mommies and do a recipe roundup of all of... Read more
Dinner Tonight: Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa
This has become a staple in our household.  I usually make it once a week now, as it is packed with nutritional goodness and our 3 year old LOVES it.  Not to mention, it takes less than 30 minutes to make, which is something I strive for when it... Read more
Dehydrator: The healthy snack appliance for your family
I love my kitchen appliances, but my favourite by far is my food dehydrator. It is so useful for making whole, raw, live snacks and foods. When I say live, I mean that the food’s natural enzymes are still intact. When a food is cooked at temperatures over 150... Read more