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Mulligatawny Soup

Over the weekend, I attended The Good Exchange, hosted and organized by the lovely Tahsin Dhirani. The fifth installment of its kind, this one featured soups, perfectly fitting for this time of the year. A group of wonderful, creative and accomplished women, getting together for an afternoon to enjoy a delicious curated lunch and exchange

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Stuffed Southwestern Sweet Potato

If you think a sweet potato is only good baked in a pie and topped with marshmallows or in the form of sweet potato fries (guilty), this stuffed sweet potato recipe will change your mind. Anyone that knows me will tell you my love obsession with Mexican cuisine. Bursting with those southwestern flavours, this is

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Ginger Chicken with Almonds

This Indian-Asian chicken preparation is one of my favourite go-tos. A cross between a stirfry and curry with lots of ginger flavour and a touch of sweetness coming from mango chutney. Requires a little bit of prep but is so easy to put together. Perfect way to end the cold, snowy day we had in

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Miso Orange Glazed Chicken with Carrots & Leeks

You know those winter days where you want to eat a big hearty bowl of something delicious but for it to still be healthy so you don’t hate yourself afterwards? Well this dish is pretty perfect for that. Simple to make yet so filling and satisfying. The salty, savoury taste of miso mixed with the

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Mushroom, Cheese & Jalapeño Omelette

A little indulgent for everyday (read: copious amounts of cheese), but this omelette makes for a pretty perfect start to a Sunday morning. Hearty and filling, loaded with cremini mushrooms & Havarti cheese with a subtle spicy kick from the jalapeños. Mushroom, Cheese & Jalapeño Omelette [Serves 1] Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil 2 eggs 1/4 cup

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Palak (Spinach) Chicken Curry

My mom has been out of the country for a few weeks now, and the younger bro & I have desperately been missing Mama’s cooking. Even though it wouldn’t come remotely close to the magic she puts in it, I thought I would get her recipe for one of my favourite dishes she makes and

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Garlic Naan

I have been itching to try making some homemade naan for a really long time now. My inner Pakistani is actually quite disappointed with how long it’s taken for me to finally come around to making some. However, the first time was quite the success! I looked at tons of recipes and ones that included

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Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Donuts

I was requested assigned to make dessert for game night at my cousin’s place on Sunday. I normally opt for a layered dessert of some sort on family gatherings, but game night seemed to call for a more…hand-held sweet treat perhaps? Plus, those bananas I bought on last week’s grocery run were desperately calling my

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Chicken Udon Noodle Bowl

My favourite way to cook is not following a rigid recipe, but just perusing through my fridge & pantry, see what I have on hand and put something comforting together tasting as I go along. I did just that last night and it resulted in this delicious noodle bowl with a fusion of Japanese and

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Food Adventures in California: Part IV

Alas, here we are…the final instalment of my California food adventures series. In case you missed them, here’s Part I, II and III. Did I save the best for last? You know what…I just might have. Irori Sushi in Marina Del Ray was by far the best sushi I have ever eaten in my life.

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Food Adventures in California: Part III

Our last day in San Francisco was spent strolling along beautiful Fishermen’s Wharf. Around Pier 39, this beautiful building caught my eye. A whole bakery dedicated to sourdough?! Don’t mind if I do… The inside was even more captivating! The location on the Wharf is their flagship store with big glass windows where you can

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Food Adventures in California: Part II

One of my favourite parts of our trip was when we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to San Fran — the scenic route was absolutely breathtaking. We decided to stop for lunch at Morro Bay, a beautiful waterfront city midway on our route. The shoreline is populated by quaint little shops and

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Food Adventures in California: Part I

As I spend yet another morning brushing snow off my car cursing what seems to be a never-ending winter, I reminisce back to only a few days ago when my life was nothing but beaches and sunshine. I was fortunate enough to spend an amazing week and a half vacationing in gorgeous California with a

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Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate & Raspberry Jam

I have quite the weakness for shortbread cookies–the light, buttery, crumbly texture can be really hard to resist. They are also one of my favourite kind of cookies to make. They require few ingredients and can be easily transformed into something really impressive. This combination of raspberry jam and white chocolate sandwiched between two shortbreads

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Super Simple Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

Happy 2014! How’s everyone doing with their healthy eating resolutions? I for one, cherish every last minute under my warm, cozy comforter before bracing out in this mind-numbingly cold weather. So waking up a bit early to prep lunch for the workday has been fairly unattainable these days. Luckily, I’ve discovered the perfect make-ahead lunch:

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Chicken and Sweet Potato Phyllo Pies

Let’s ease into fall with a little root vegetable action shall we? I love sweet potato and well, I love pie. Okay, I’m going to be real with you guys…love is a pretty tame word for how I feel about pies. These mini pies are SO adorable, so easy to make and so perfectly portioned.

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New York Style Cheesecake with Toblerone Ganache

A buttery shortbread crust, generously topped with a smooth, rich, creamy, melt in your mouth cream cheese filling, followed with a lightly sweetened layer of vanilla sour cream and finished off with a decadent Toblerone ganache. Yep, that’s this cheesecake. It’s most definitely not the easiest cheesecake recipes out there, but I believe with great

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Curried Quinoa Salad

I got hit with the dreaded Facebook timeline yesterday. My cousin warned me that all posts become public so I should go through my profile and delete what I may not want the world seeing. I scrolled all the way down and started making my way up. Some posts made me cringe, some brought a

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Double Chocolate Toffee Brownies

Like any normal person fasting for 17 hours, I spent most of my day today perusing food blogs. It made me miss my own blog. A lot. So I scrambled to find my camera’s memory card hoping to find pictures of something I was too lazy to had forgotten to upload. Lo and behold, I

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Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Oh, well hello there! I know, I know…I’ve been absolutely inexcusably missing in action from the blog. I just had myself stretched thin with work and life. But you know what they say–when life gives you lemons…make lemon yogurt cake! When I first came across this recipe, I almost died of shock. An Ina Garten

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Spinach, Chicken, & Mushroom Dinner Crêpes

These crêpes may not be the most glamorous looking things in the world, but they taste deeelicious. Perfect adaption of breakfast food as dinner. They’d even be wonderful for brunch! Spinach, Chicken, & Mushroom Dinner Crêpes [Serves 4] Ingredients: 1 large egg 2 large egg whites 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup skim milk 1

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White Chicken Chili

First day of snow in Toronto and nothing is more comforting right now than a warm bowl of chili. A twist on the traditional, this one is a tomatoless version featuring chicken, navy beans and all sorts of goodness. Modern comfort food that comes in at a perfectly modest 298 calories! White Chicken Chili [Serves

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Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach & Tomato Individual Quiches

You know what I love about quiches? They’re perfectly acceptable to consume for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And so versatile! Quiche with toast? Yes please! Quiche with greens? Yes please! Quiche with soup? Yes please! Quiche with chocolate cake? YES PLEASE! Alright, we’ll forgo the last one since this is a Healthy, Delicious post. This

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Pepper Chicken Chettinad

Being of South Asian background, I’ve had plenty of Indian/Pakistani dishes in my time. So when I say, this dish makes it to my top 5 best Indian dishes of all time, I mean it. I’ve always been a HUGE fan of South Indian food and this chicken main course does not disappoint. You’ll probably

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Kheer

With it’s rich, creamy, slow-cooked flavour, kheer is quite possibly the most popular dessert for any South Asian festivity.  I’d call this South Asian rice pudding, but that just wouldn’t do it justice. The ingredients are few and the directions simple but there’s something wonderfully marvelous about it. This particular recipe uses an oven, which

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ah, the chocolate chip cookie. The perfect crowd pleasing sweet treat. The addition of brown sugar gives these cookies a wonderful caramel colour & taste. They are fantastic right out of the oven and stay good for several days at room temperature (just warm them in the microwave for 20 seconds to get the chocolate

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Guilt Free Pina Colada

As promised, here is the accompanying beverage to our pineapple featured entrée from yesterday. Get those taste buds whisked away to the tropics. All for under a 100 calories! Guilt Free Pina Colada (adapted from Clean Eating Magazine) [Serves 2] Ingredients: Juice of 1 lime 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup light coconut milk 1

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

As much as I hate to admit it, it’s officially cold. Before the snow starts making its way to Toronto, let’s give a final ode to Summer—and what’s more Summer than pineapples?! Mmmm… Even though pineapple season peaks from March to July, they are available year-round, making this the perfect I-Miss-Summer recipe you can make

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Chicken Pot Pie with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust

Chilly October nights and a warm, comforting chicken pot pie. Doesn’t get more perfect than this. The velvety, savoury filling is perfectly sopped up by the buttermilk biscuit crust that is crispy on the outside but oh so fluffy on the inside. Sunday dinner at its finest. Chicken Pot Pie with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust [Serves

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The Food Network Delicious Food Show

This blog has been a long time coming and I contemplated for weeks trying to pick a recipe for the opening post. Thankfully, as it turns out, I didn’t have to put any recipe under the enormous pressure of debuting. The Delicious Food Show took place at Exhibition Place in Toronto last weekend, and I