Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quick Cottage Cheese Rolls #GayLeaMom


Homemade bread is one of my favourite things but there is a lot of waiting involved when making bread at home that it isn't always feasible to do.  This recipe for Quick Cottage Cheese Rolls doesn't involve any yeast so it is super quick to make.  They are made with a surprising ingredient, cottage cheese!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Homemade Tahini {SRC}


Today is the day for The Secret Recipe Club.  Each month we are assigned a blog from which we must make a recipe from but we keep it a secret until Reveal Day.  Then on Reveal Day, we all post at the same time and get to see who made what.  This month I was assigned Enriching Your Kid written by Shirley.  Shirley is a Clinical Psychologist by profession and now is a homemaker.  Her blog focuses on sharing health, nutritious meals for your family. Shirley has many South Indian dishes and many were familiar to me.  Although my family is not South Indian, Hyderabad is quite close to the south so we have somethings in common in our cuisine.  She has a number of recipes for dosa.  Growing up, my mom would sometimes make dosas on the weekend and they were so delicious, I would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I've never been very good at making dosas so whenever we are craving some, we got out to eat them.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Halal Food Festival Toronto 2015 {Giveaway}


Next weekend is the much awaited Halal Food Festival Toronto.  This is the third year for the Halal Food Fest.  We have attended the prior two years and are very excited to see what they have in store this year!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Almond Biscotti


Recently I shared with you a recipe for Maple Walnut Biscotti which my husband and I really enjoyed.  That version was along the lines of a traditional Italian biscotti, very hard and crunchy.  Today I'm sharing a recipe for Almond Biscotti which is typical of a North American biscotti.  It isn't as hard due to the addition of butter.  This version of biscotti was a big hit with everyone at home.  The second time I put them in the oven, they darkened a little too much but were still delicious!  My boys really enjoyed having them for an after-school snack.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies & Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf {Minute Rice® Giveaway}

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies
Recently I attended a cooking event at George Brown College hosted by Minute Rice®.  Our session was hosted by Chef John Higgins, Director of George Brown Chef School.  We had the opportunity to watch Chef Higgins prepare 2 dishes (Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf and Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies).  We also had a chance to go in the kitchen and prepare the Rice Pudding.  It was a great experience on learning some tips for cooking rice and cooking in the George Brown Chef School is always lots of fun!

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