Real Food

I believe the heart of the family beats in the kitchen. Food fuels our body and nourishes our soul.

I share here real food made using whole ingredients with big flavour, fresh herbs and health-boosting spices, all influenced by my roots in India and my travels. That’s what you will find here. But I’m also not one to spend hours in the kitchen, as you can tell from my healthy shortcuts and tips in every post. My kitchen is a little complicated — we have a number of food sensitivities in the family — so I tend to make food that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and tomato-free. Often but not always.

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Easy Egg Curry: Weeknight Dinner Made Simple

Eggs are one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients in my kitchen and they make for great a meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. This easy egg curry recipe in particular, is a family favourite. If you love Indian food and are looking for a quick fix, this dish is for you. Disclaimer: This post […]

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Where does your food come from?

Were you at the grocery store this week? I believe food is central to our existence. But as I stand in the produce aisle, looking at rows of perfectly polished fruits and vegetables while mentally running through the contents of my fridge, the question “where does my food come from” is often the last thing […]

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Easiest Way To Peel Garlic: The viral video and the verdict

Peeling Garlic has to be one of the more (most) unpleasant tasks of food prep. I find it stinky and tedious, to say the least. So when the Twitterverse and Chrissy Teigen told me that somebody had discovered the easiest way to peel garlic, of course, I had to check it out. Recently the world […]

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Seriously Yummy & Forgiving Turkey Burgers

Homemade turkey burgers can be surprisingly easy to put together. My recipe in particular, makes for juicy all-season patties and is a version of the Indian-style Chapli Kebabs. These will impress every time. I always thought of working with ground meat mince somewhat complicated. And then I actually tried it and boy, was I mistaken. […]

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Thai-style Chicken mince: Instant Pot version

Bright flavours of Thai basil, coriander, lime leaves and red chillies make this Thai-style Instant Pot Chicken mince a yummy addition to our weekly menu. Serve it with cucumber curry salad, rice and a fried egg like they do on the streets of Thailand or on lettuce leaves if your hubby’s doing Keto, it will […]

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Cucumber Curry Salad: summer on a plate

I love vegetables – as a side or a main – I’m not picky. And because I love them so much I am always looking for dishes that showcase vegetables that my family can enjoy. That’s what this dish is – Cucumber Curry Salad that looks and feels like a warm summer’s day. If you […]

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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken: why and how

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken. Juicy, sweet and sour and totally delish, this dish is made from scratch and it makes you look good with little effort. But why would you make this traditional barbecue dish in the Instant Pot? I remember when I first came across a BBQ Chicken recipe for the Instant Pot. My […]

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Chia Seed Pudding: Not just for cool people

Tiny, black, oval, at first glance chia seeds look pretty ordinary. This humble seed is one of the most nutritional foods on the planet, and there’s a reason why it’s often on the breakfast menu in our home. Actually, there are many reasons why! What are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds are tiny, oval seeds of […]

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Prep-ahead Turkey appetizer to knock your socks off {Keema Pao Recipe}

I love food. I love feeding people even more, and when the food is nourishing and delicious, isn’t that the best combination? Recently I shared with you an Indian family classic with my Canadian twist – Turkey Keema Matar {ground turkey curry with peas}. My kids love it but the best part of the recipe – it […]

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Instant Pot Dulce de Leche aka Caramel

I’ve had the Instant Pot for a while now but it’s only recently that I’ve actually started to have fun with it. This delicious, gooey Dulce de Leche, aka — caramel recipe is just that — fun! It also makes a fabulous hostess gift or a little bit of indulgence on a cold wintry evening. […]

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Turkey Keema Matar Curry – Traditions Old and New

Keema Matar curry is a ground meat and peas curry that’s very popular in South Asia. Traditionally in India, this slow-cooked dish is made with mutton and is served at special occasions. I have reworked the traditional recipe, taken a couple of shortcuts and used my favourite protein, turkey mince.  Make extra and freeze some of this turkey keema matar […]

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6 Genius Hacks to hosting a stress-free Diwali party

Diwali is a festive time for many people around the world. Homes are cleaned and decorated and lights are put up. Rangoli – coloured art with powder – is drawn on the floor to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Who doesn’t want more of that? Food is a big part of the celebration. […]

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