Although, my family and I continue to look for simplicity in the food we consume daily, it is quite difficult to know about all the different ingredients that go into basic kitchen supplies like margarine. Mainly because of this reason, a few years ago I completely stopped using margarine and used butter instead as it is easier to tell what goes into butter. Recently, I got a chance to attend the launch of Becel made with simpler ingredients and learn how margarine is made, as well as ask questions that have changed my perspective about margarine.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
We like having Oatbox cereal for breakfast, as it is delicious and flavourful without being too sweet. This granola type cereal is made using natural and healthy ingredients. Oatbox, a Montreal based company started making this breakfast cereal inspired by entrepreneurs, foodies, artists, early birds, and busy people.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
With a new year comes many reminders for us to make new resolutions! However, I like making goals and resolutions throughout the year. Incorporating meals from different cuisines is an exciting way to start of 2016, so I explored Ramen dishes from Japanese cuisine. I learned a lot about these dishes from the DK Ramen Fusion Cookbook by Nell Benton and from watching The Mind of a Chef Season 1 Episode 1 on Netflix.
Friday, December 18, 2015
A recent Shoppers Drug Mart Flu Poll found that 51% of Canadians believe the best way to protect our self from flu is by eating well. I believe having balanced meals helps us maintain immune function, and good health so I try to make a variety of healthier dishes for my family and I. I love to make our dishes colourful and especially make it a point to do this in the winter.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
With Kissan products, we can spice it up and make Indian food at home easily. As a foodie that loves to cook and bake, I think the quality of the ingredients makes a big difference on how our food turns out. I have been using a variety of Kissan products like their spices and sauces to make quick and delicious meals for my family that we all love.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Eating our fruits and vegetables are very important. With little ones serving up the fruits and vegetables in different ways encourage them to try it, and enjoy it. We tried a variety of Opadipity Greek Yogurt Dips by Litehouse Foods, which are the perfect snacks with low-calorie dips made with natural ingredients using zero preservatives, MSG or gluten. These dips are wonderful with a variety of vegetables.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I love the new wave of bright colours and cool shapes of kitchen items for the table from Trudeau. These products with the beautiful timeless appeal and functionality truly celebrates colour. My family and I love using these products everyday, and I am glad they have used organically coloured glass and sustainable wood, which is also good for the environment. I love how we can match our decor with these vibrant hues and bring excitement to our summer entertainment.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
FunBites is a cool device that comes in handy when we prepare fancy dinner parties or kid-friendly food. Picky eaters will enjoy their meals more when it is cut up in small shapes and sizes. FunBites are sturdy and durable curved blade cutters that will help us cut fruit, sandwiches, quesadillas, and brownies. It is a quick way to cut shapes using this device than cutting it by hand.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Many of us know and have heard of the importance of having a healthy breakfast, and how this affects our overall well-being. Toonies for Tummies is a campaign that every Canadian must know about and help out. Grocery Foundation Voucher program, Toonies for Tummies is an in-store fundraising effort organized by the not-for-profit organization Grocery Foundation on behalf of food, beverage and consumer goods manufacturers, distributors and retailers to raise funds to support school nutrition programs administered by registered charities. Toonies for Tummies will be held in stores this year from February 5 to 19. A Toonie is all it takes to feed a tummy, donate today to help end child hunger.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It is important to take time to love ourselves and feel good. I enjoyed reading and going through DK's Natural Beauty book written by Susan Curtis, Fran Johnson, Pat Thomas, and Justine Jenkins. The book has lots of tips and techniques that we can use, and it encourages using easy to find, gentle products such as herbs, plants, and other kitchen ingredients to care for our skin and body.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I made our favourite banana bread, with an addition of sweetened desiccated coconut and chocolate chips in this Trudeau's structure loaf pan. This structure loaf pan is perfect to make bread cakes and meat loaves. Although, making this banana bread recipe in a loaf pan takes a little longer about 30 minutes, than if I were to make it in a muffin pan, I like that using this structure loaf pan cooks the cake evenly and releases the cake easily. I don't have to put parchment paper when I use this loaf pan.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
My family and I enjoy using Stonefire products often. I usually have the Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads available in the fridge, as it helps when I need to make quick meals. Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads are made with authentic and fresh ingredients. There are no artificial preservatives, colours, trans fats or hydrogenated oils, so we can leave it in the fridge for a week or store it in the freezer for up to 6 months and use.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Cold winter nights are upon us, and what better way to spend an evening in, than with a good movie and some piping hot popcorn. Popcorn, Indiana is pleased to introduce Warm Your Corn Original Movie Theatre Popcorn. Simply make a tear in the bag where indicated, and place the ready-popped gourmet popcorn in the microwave to warm. In 50 seconds you will have piping hot, crunchy, fresh theatre-style popcorn at home.
Monday, December 1, 2014
My family and I really enjoyed watching the entertaining story of "The Hundred-Foot Journey," when it came out. We are glad that we can own a copy on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD, as it becomes available on December 2nd. This story based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais is a flavorful tale of cultural differences, shared passions, and the unifying nature of food. It is the perfect gift for movie fans of all ages this holiday season.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Whether it is family breakfast or having an afternoon snack, it is always great to have easy, nutritional food choices for our children to enjoy. My children enjoy eating cereal mostly for breakfast, but occasionally they would eat it as snack as well. I really enjoy using the regular Kellogg's Rice Krispies to make snacks for my children, and find my inspiration for recipes from their site.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I made this hearty, flavourful stew in the Breville Risotto Plus cooker. I found it awesome that I can sauté, steam, make rice and risotto, as well as use it as a slow cook all in the same bowl with this Risotto Plus. I really like how the food caramelizes and cooks in the sauté mode, which I can then switch to either rice, steam, or risotto, or slow cook either in high or low setting all using the same bowl without additional work.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Having good pots and pans is a must for every cook. Circulon, a global leader and innovator in non-stick cookware has launched a newly designed Prime Collection that is available exclusively at Canadian Tire. The collection includes: cookware sets, stockpots, skillets, roasters and an electric griddle starting at $49.99. I think this refreshing choice of cookware delivers a wonderful cooking experience. Circulon pans are manufactured and inspected to ensure highest quality standards, and are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal household use for the lifetime of the cookware.