Sri-Lankan Fish Curry

Fish, a staple in most Sri-Lankan households, is often made into a spicy curry, yellow curry, or deep-fried. Fish is also used in addition to potatoes and other spices to make fillings for savoury snacks or appetizers such as cutlets, rolls, and patties. Sri-lankans tend to deep-fry a lot of their foods and although I love Sri-Lankan cuisine I definitely cannot justify using so much oil. I avoid deep-frying as a Read More …

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken curry, more commonly known as pepper chicken masala, is a poultry dish that is native to South Indian Cuisine. It is spicy, flavourful, and aromatic thanks to the freshly ground spice mix that is often used. Unlike most other South Indian/Sri-Lankan curries, the heat comes from the freshly ground black peppercorns rather than red chilli peppers. This dish can be served as a Read More …

Banana & Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins

I don’t know what it is about muffins but my kids love them and so I often bake a batch of muffins over the weekend to use throughout the week. Of course I could go to the store and just buy a case, but I am one of those make-it-from-scratch kind of people and with good reason. Store-bought or even bakery-bought muffins contain Read More …

Vegetarian Pho

Yesterday Akshaya came back from school complaining of a sore throat and runny nose and honestly I wasn’t all that surprised. She tends to catch a virus the second week into school so this year I was prepared with all the ingredients I needed to make soup. My daughter loves soup unlike her mother or brother, so when she does get sick all she requests is a Read More …

Tandoori Whole Roast Chicken

Tandoori chicken is popular Indian dish that is made by roasting chicken that has been marinated in yogurt, lemon, and many different spices. This appetizer, sometimes served as a main dish, is known for its bright red colour which is achieved through the use of food colouring. If the red colour seen in restaurants is preferred, red food colouring can be added to the Read More …

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a popular baked dessert made from stale or day old bread soaked in a custard-like mixture of milk, eggs, butter and sugar. Spices, usually cinnamon and nutmeg, dried or fresh fruits and nuts are added for added flavour and texture. This pudding is typically made using dense breads such as French bread, Italian bread, Challah, and Brioche but day-old croissants and softer sliced breads (like the Read More …