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Chicken marinated in an aromatic green herb marinade, stir fried, combined with veggies and drizzled with an Asian dressing; flavorful Asian chicken salad that tastes delicious… A warm welcome to 2015! Let this year bring peace, prosperity, happiness and good health to everyone. My motto is to live the moment, not to hurt anyone and to appreciate all the...

Oven roasted tomatoes turned into delicious and aromatic soup… Chrysanthemums in my garden have bloomed, pumpkins are stacked up outside most of the grocery stores, pumpkin spice latte is back on the coffee shop menus…Yes, Fall is fast approaching. After reading about the first snow fall of this season in Calgary, I looked out of the window and felt happy...

Making basil pesto at home is so easy and tastes better than the store bought ones… Honestly, I didn’t like the taste of basil pesto the first time I’d tried it at an Italian restaurant, it was too overwhelming for me. Hence, I didn’t care to buy or make basil pesto for an year. Then, once I’d tried pizza in which pesto was smeared...

Black olives, sun dried tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese are pureed together to make this pesto… I am a die hard fan of pesto, for me anything that has a hint of pesto tastes delicious. Let it be pesto pizzas, pastas, or toasted flat bread smeared with pesto; I go crazy and I enjoy these dishes to the fullest. Traditional pestos are made by pureeing basil,...

Basil, my intimate companion on sick and lousy days… Yet another sinus attack and I am down. There is nothing more worse than getting a cold in Summer, have been sipping chukku kappi or herbal tea: my usual remedy for cold and sinus. Last night, I started craving for basil chicken, one of my favorite Thai dishes. First, I thought of dining at a Thai restaurant,...

Delizioso… When I make something that’s really really really delicious, first I enjoy it with my man and the second thing I want to do is blog about it and share with you all. I’ve made this pizza a couple of hours ago for dinner, I don’t think I can get over with this pizza for a very long time. It’s one of the best pizzas I’ve...

Two of my staple foods: pesto and couscous… Pesto has been one of my most favorite ingredients and I dare to add it to most of the dishes I make. Pesto never fails to enhance the flavor and the taste of any dish, such a phenomenal sauce made with aromatic and healthy ingredients like basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Pesto is always seen in my refrigerator...

Flavorful, aromatic and delicious… I cannot explain how much I adore Thai cuisine. Thinking of Thai dishes, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘how refreshing’! The aromatic ingredients used in it opens up my senses and I’ll be seen taking deep breaths in and in and it’s delicious. I fell in love with Thai cuisine the moment I...

Aromatic shrimp in coconut milk… I took a break from blogging for a week and feels like I am hit by writers block. Words aren’t flowing out of me and is taking a long time to even form a sentence. Last week, I’d spent some good fun times with our friends. I’d surprised their lil girl with a 2 layered fondant cake on her 5th birthday. She felt...

Ready in just a matter of minutes but tasted awesomely delicious and the aroma from the basil made the house smell so divine… Basil plucked from my garden and that’s what made this fried rice so special. The first time I tasted basil that was 6 years ago and I disliked it without a second thought. I didn’t even look at it nor tried to befriend...