A client of ours wanted to do some edible giveaways/favours for a party (1st anniversary) on Sunday and we suggested going with cookies. She wanted a flavour other than chocolate chip so she chose white chocolate chip (no nuts) & butterscotch chip cookies. She asked us to package 15 pieces with 5 cookies per give away/favour and she wanted a small msg and logos on the cookies. The theme was white and/or silver. Here is what we did for her. I had so much fun baking these cookies (I had to stop my husband from eating 1 per each batch I baked hah!). There’s nothing like the smell of fresh home made cookies. Mmm! Delicious. I also had a great time with the decorating/packaging- it is time consuming but relaxing as well! I used printed transparent cellophane to give the packages a bit of oomph rather than plain ready made baggies that you get at the stores. I also added some color by using cute little bright stickers. The tags were a breeze to make and add on as well. The only thing I did not enjoy doing? Bows. Bows and I don’t get along! It’s a fight every time- especially when you are using multiple ribbons. I don’t have that magic gene some people are born with when they tie bows super fast and they are perfect. Mine take loads of fixing to get them perfect- but it was well worth the effort to hear back from our client when she said “Omg!!!! Thank you and thank you, they look beyond amazing. The cookies are delicious and they were a hit”. That makes my day. You can also order these cookies or other giveaways and favours. Just call, email or message us and we can suggest some custom ideas based on your budget, requirements, and ideas. W.P
Dahi phulki (Gram Flour Dumplings in Yoghurt) is the perfect accompaniment to any South Asian meal. It’s that side dish that makes the meal complete. It can be served with chicken tikka, biryani or eaten on its own. Some people want yoghurt with all their Indian/Pakistani meals and this is what you can make to satisfy their cravings. A.K
One of my best friends (he who shall not be named!) knows how to cook 3 things only and amazing grilled cheese sandwiches are 1 of the 3 items. He can make all sorts of delicious grilled cheese sammies and they are all absolutely mouth watering but I based this recipe off of 1 particular type I have often had at his. I have never seen every single ingredient he puts in but I guessed what is in them and made them how I felt would be good. In the picture I have cut the sandwich into quarters but they are best halved. They were an absolute hit when I mad them back in June for a catered event in Halifax for a Henna night. Your kids (and especially you) would love them and they are a great twist to the classic grilled cheese. Never again let it be said that most men cannot cook! LOL. Enjoy this Fusion Grilled Cheese! It'll remind you of Kachumbar Salad if you have ever had it. W.P
Boneless chicken dishes are easy to make and don’t take much time to cook either. Since our readers asked for quick and easy recipes; here is one for you to try. Ginger Chicken takes about 20 mins to cook from start to finish. By the time you are done washing the prep bowls and utensils, setting the table and making the salad, this will be ready to serve. Enjoy it with rice, or Indian flat bread. A.K
It's Tuesday again. How fast is summer ending and fall starting eh? It really feels like we barely had a consistent summer this year, at least here in Toronto. The good news is that fall has some great, heart warming, filling meals awaiting us. But here's a cool, healthy dessert option from our guest blogger Nida to lap up on the last few summer days we have...It reminds me of this song... W.P
I love luxurious desserts and this passes the mark!
The avocado really makes it creamy and the sweetness from the banana and the sugar help it to really become “ice cream”. Though I may add, if you use bananas that were very ripe when frozen, you can omit the sugar altogether!
Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream”
What you need:
1 ripe avocado
1 medium banana (previously frozen in chunks is)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c milk (coconut milk, other nut milk, vanilla flavoured nut milk)
1/2 c sugar (add/reduce/omit as desired, or use stevia or NuNaturals Vanilla stevia drops to taste, or agave)
1 cup ice cubes (optional)
Blend everything in Vita-Mix or blender until smooth.
Vita-Mix Tips: If you are using a Vita and the mixture is extremely thick, add more milk/agave/splash of water until blending is easier and blend on High. Don’t be afraid of High. Better to do this on High for shorter duration than lower speed/longer duration.
Store in container in the freezer. Mixture will freeze solid in the freezer and if so, let thaw for 5 minutes on counter top until you can scoop it out.
Note: After a week, this ice cream had not turned brown even though avocados tend to oxidize rapidly. And, the flavor still tasted spot-on
hAPPY eATING & kEEP sMILING
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