The recipe I have been looking for: Butter chicken

Note: This recipe is a keeper. The results tastes like restaurant quality. Source: Foodess.com Ingredients For chicken & marinade: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breast cut in 1″ – 2″ cubes 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp kosher salt For sauce: ¼ cup vegetable oil 2…

Fattening up NPY: April 2012 Toronto Trip

While I threw up the recap post very quickly (was preparing it through the week), I had not originally intended on posting about the food we had. But NPY asked about it and I’m all to happy to throw this together while getting caught up on television shows from the week. I want to honour…

The Nordica cottage cheese experiment

A few weeks ago, SmartCanucks.ca informed me that Nordica/Gay Lea was giving away vouchers for a free tub of their cottage cheese if you Like them on Facebook, etc. Cottage cheese is one of those things I feel like I “should like” and have not given a decent try. I haven’t procured for myself a great…

Accidental fancy home-cooked meal (Toronto Life Ep. 218)

< Next | Previous > When I bought chicken quarters and ingredients like cloves and star anise earlier in the week to finally make Hainanese chicken curry, I thought I would just be cooking for myself. The logical day to cook fell on today, Good Friday, when everything around my apartment is closed. But ,um…

The TDot Experiment*: Day One Eighty-Five

< Next | Previous > On Saturday morning, a little plan was running through my head. I had blown way too much money at Old Navy during their Friends & Family (30%) sale and had to put my credit card on ice for a few days. But food shopping is a justifiable expense and I lined…

The TDot Experiment*: Day One Seventy-Four

< Next | Previous > Post-op meal: avocado, steamed heirloom tomatoes, non-spicy mapo tofu, Japanese rice. Everything overcooked to slide down with minimal chewing effort involved.   I totally psyched myself out about my “mini surgery” today until NPY convinced me that it would all be okay. But during the procedure, the periodontist gave me a…

From Lil Sis’ repertoire: Crepes

2 eggs 2/3 cup 2% milk 1/2 cup flour 2 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp melted butter Add eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt to the mixing bowl. In the pan you will make the crepes, melt the butter and add to the mixing bowl. Beat together the ingredients until it is smooth,…

Blue Food

What was I thinking when I was shopping in Walmart, Target, and Trader Joe’s a couple weekends ago? Five of the food items I bought fall into some kind of Blue Theme: Archer Farms Buffalo Macaroni & Cheese (made with real blue cheese and spicy cayenne red pepper sauce) Archer Farms Midnight Blend popcorn with…

From Wish Magazine: Chocolate Cranberry “Moose” Brownies

Source: Wish Magazine (now defunct), March 2007 3/4 cup margarine, softened, plus 1tbsp for greasing pan 2 cups frozen cranberries 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup cranberry or orange juice (I used fresh squeezed orange) 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 6 eggs 1 cup chopped bittersweet (dark) chocolate, melted…

From Babble.com: Nutella mug cake

Original source: Babble.com (I made the five-minute cake I blogged about several more times but it seemed chewy–maybe five minute is too long. Then I learned of this one through The Food Pornographer and haven’t looked back. I love how it is really nice and moist, and uses up the Nutella I have, although it…