Showing posts with label meal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label meal. Show all posts

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Flavours of the Caribbean for the BBQ from Grace

I tried a variety of flavourful Grace barbecue seasoning and sauces. By using the Jerk Seasoning, I was able create a Caribbean flavoured meal easily. My family loved the flavours. Grace foods wasn't kidding when they said spicy, because their Hot Jerk Seasoning is very spicy. If you are not into really spicy meals get the Mild Jerk Seasoning. We can rub this paste to meat and marinate for an hour before grilling or barbecuing to get a delicious flavour.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

North Indian Meal: Rice, Tandoori Chicken, Dal and Raita

I tried and enjoyed using four North Indian spices blends from Jaswant's Kitchen to prepare this meal. The blends are made with 100% natural ingredients. We can make delicious Indian meals without buying a variety of spices using the spice blends from Jaswant's Kitchen and following the recipes on their site. These blends make cooking Indian meals easy for those new to Indian cuisine. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Spanish Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla

This Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla recipe is from the cookbook Spain. I enjoyed looking through and trying out a few dishes from this book. The author, Jeff Koehler has delicious recipes, and talks about traditions from the Verdant Hills of the Basque Country to the coastal waters of Andalucia.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Easy way to prepare a hearty meal with Neal brothers foods

If you are planning a party soon, especially for the upcoming mother's day or victoria day then these delicious products from Neal brothers would make it easy for us to throw a whole meal with minimal work. Their products are made with organic natural ingredients, which are gluten free and have no trans fat, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour. 
The extremely tasty organic tortillas are available in organic blue, organic blue with flax, low fat oven baked and multigrain, which taste fabulous with their salsa. The colourful tortillas chips along with the salsa would make a wonderful appetizer and snack for any gathering or to enjoy anytime. My children and I enjoyed the medium spicy flavourful salsa and my husband enjoyed the extremely spicy habanero salsa. Both these salsas had a different unique kick of spices, which we really enjoy. We haven't had blue corn tortillas before, so we enjoyed the rich colour and flavour of the tortillas.
For my family and I, including a hearty salad is must to complete a meal. I think tossing our salad with the perfectly flavoured salad dressing is very important. We enjoyed the flavour of the toasted sesame salad dressing that is made with all natural ingredients. The flavour in this creamy salad dressing had a delicious taste, it didn't have any overly sharp flavours so everyone in my family enjoyed it. I usually don't like the flavour of rice vinegar in salad dressings, however in this salad dressing I couldn't smell or taste the sharpness of the vinegar because all the flavours in it was well blended. Neal brothers also have delicious flavours of croutons to toss into our salad.
The range of their flavourful pasta sauces such as tomato basil, roasted garlic, and roasted red pepper allows us to easily prepare a meal by just tossing the sauce with our cooked pasta. These pasta sauces are made with natural ingredients. I like having flavourful sauces in my pantry, which allows us to have guilt-free meals even on busy days. 
We also enjoyed their classic BBQ sauce, which we enjoyed with this fried chicken. The balanced delicious flavour in this sauce would become a crowd-pleaser. It would be perfect to include in all BBQs.
1 chicken cleaned and cut
1/2 tbsp chillie powder to preference
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup yogurt
1 1/2 cups water
oil to fry about 2" to 3" high or grill in the BBQ

Marinate the chicken with salt, chillie powder, lemon juice and yogurt overnight or for about 2 hours. Let the chicken cook with about 1 cup of water until the chicken is cooked and the water has evaporated. 
Fry the cooked chicken until it is golden in all sides, then remove it out of the oil and toss the chicken with the BBQ sauce. 
OR 
Barbecue the marinated, cooked chicken by applying the sauce all over the chicken and grilling it on the BBQ. Make sure all the sides of the chicken has become golden. Serve it hot.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Millet flour steamed meal (puttu/ pittu)

1 cup millet flour
1/4 cup coconut grated
2 to 3 tbsp water
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt to taste

Dry roast the ground millet flour.  Add the grated coconut, salt and sprinkle water 1 tbsp or less at a time.  Using the finger, crumble the mixture.  
Don't use a lot of water, the mixture should be a crumble it should not be too wet or sticky.
Heat a pan that can attach a steamer with 1 cup of boiling water.  When the water is boiling and the steamer becomes hot, put the mixture over the steamer and steam for 2 to 3 minutes.  
Don't steam for a long time as the pittu will harden.
Serve this pittu or puttu with curry, sambal or jaggery.
This quantity will serve 1 to 2 people.

A reminder :) I am guest hosting Jagruti's Know your flours: Millet flour event from July 10th to August 9th; hope you can link your entries on the post.  Check out the delicious entries that are already linked.  
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kashi and vegetable meat soup


Kashi has been a pioneer in making tasty innovative health food dedicated to nutrition. Their products are wholesome, natural and include seven whole grains. All Kashi products have natural source of protein, fiber, whole grain and nutrients. The products are low in saturated fat and has no trans fat, artificial flavours, hydrogenated oils or cholesterol.

My first experience with Kashi was their cereal a few years ago, which became a favourite.
Kashi toasted cinnamon crisp cereal is a new addition to the Kashi line of products since January 2012.


The Kashi pita crisps is a light, crunchy cracker made with natural ingredients, 7 whole grains and sesame blend. The flavourful crisps come in 2 varieties original 7 grain sea salt and zesty salsa.
The pita crisps can be eaten on it own or served with hummus, dips, soup etc...
I served it as a side with this vegetable meat soup and we finished the whole packet of pita crisps :)


1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp coriander seeds
3/4 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp fennel seeds
1/4 tbsp pepper seeds
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 cup of meat with bones or more
1/4 cup of each carrot, cabbage, beans, celery, onion, tomato
3 to 4 cups broth or water

Grind the coriander, cumin and fennel coarsely or fine depending on your preference. If you want to taste the whole spices then grind coarsely and if you don't like to taste the whole spices grind it fine.
Heat the oil, add the ground spices and sauté then add the meat. When the meat changes colour add onion, tomato and the vegetables one at a time and mix. Add the broth or water with the salt and cook covered in medium heat until the meat is cooked. This can be done faster in the pressure cooker.
Serve it hot.

Kashi snack crackers can be served on it own, with dips or hummus. There are two varieties fire roasted vegetable and toasted asiago.
Next time you are at the grocery store make sure to check out Kashi to have as a snack or serve it at the next gathering or meal.

On a side note, a spring themed table decoration.
Pierce the narrow end of the egg with a sharp skewer or fork and remove the inside (which can be used for cooking)
Fill the eggshell with soil and place natural or artificial flowers. Place it in an egg holder or this paper egg holder.


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