Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl

This post is sponsored by Maple Leaf Prime Chicken.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Grilled Chicken Strips for my Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl | | #MapleLeafPrime

One of the main reasons why I love eating at restaurants is because I can order stuff I don’t usually make at home. I wouldn’t say that I’m in a cooking rut… but I do tend to make the same dishes over and over. I love the convenience of quick dishes like Steak Burritos or Pierogies with Mushrooms, but every once in a while I like to try something new.

This weekend I had some time of my hands (for once) and decided to play around with a recipe for Chicken Satay. While the recipe was super delicious, I didn’t want to serve it with white rice because I eat that like 4 times a week. So I decided to make things more interesting by creating a noodle-bowl dish.

This recipe takes a while to put together because of all the chopping and cooking required. If you can find pre-made chicken strips, that will save you some time. In fact, Maple Leaf Prime has fully cooked chicken strips that you could easily substitute into this recipe if you want to cut down on the prep and cooking time. [Read more...]

Miga Korean & Japanese BBQ

Yukgaejang from Miga Korean & Japanese BBQ Restaurant

2382 Dundas St. W.
Mississauga, ON
(905) 822-9200

On Saturday my friend Mandy and I visited one of our favourite restaurants: Miga Korean & Japanese BBQ. We’ve been going to Miga for a few years now, in fact, it was one of the first restaurants that we reviewed on the original version of this blog.

We generally enjoy the food at the Miga, and appreciate the quiet atmosphere – although the service can be a bit slow at times. One neat feature at this restaurant is the service bell that is built into every table. If you need to get someone’s attention, you can just press the button instead of trying to wave down a server. [Read more...]

Peaches and Cream Tart

This post is sponsored by Tenderflake.  All opinions are 100% mine.Peaches and Cream Tart using Tenderflake pastry | | #BakeWithStyle

Spring is here! Or at least it was for the past few days. I’ve been enjoying walking outside without my winter jacket, but it’s snowing today so I guess I shouldn’t put it away just yet. Meanwhile, I’ll have to settle for eating spring-inspired dishes like this delicious peach tart. This would be lovely at a baby shower or a family dinner. It’s one of those rustic-looking dishes that looks more difficult to make than it actually is. [Read more...]

Canadian Cheese Awards 2014

Canadian Cheese Awards 2014 |

Last Monday (April 7) I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Cheese Awards Tasting Gala, which was held at St. Lawrence Market North in Toronto.

The Canadian Cheese Awards is a new, independent, competition which has quickly become the largest cheese competition in Canada. There were 76 producers from Newfoundland to British Columbia who submitted 291 cheeses for judging.

This was the first cheese competition in Canada open to all milks used in cheesemaking—cow, goat, sheep and water buffalo—with only pure natural cheese accepted for judging. That means the cheeses could not have any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and no modified milk ingredients.

Winners in this competition were announced during the day at an awards ceremony, and the cheeses were on display at the tasting gala later that night.  [Read more...]

Hot Chicken Poutine Sandwich #DIYSandwich

This post is sponsored by Dempster’s.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Hot Chicken Poutine Sandwich Recipe | | #DIYSandwich

When Dempster’s asked me to create a tasty sandwich that would be perfect for dinner, I immediately thought of hot turkey sandwiches. Those are my staples after Thanksgiving and Christmas, because they’re a great way to use up leftovers.

I didn’t want to go through the trouble of cooking a turkey breast just to use in sandwiches, so I thought maybe I’d try recreating my high school lunch staple: Turkey French Fry Sandwiches. Basically I’d take the sandwiches my mom packed for me and combine them with hot fries with gravy from our school cafeteria. While somewhat tasty and totally nostalgic, I wasn’t sure that many people would find the lunch meat + junk food combo enticing. So I compromised and created Hot Chicken Poutine Sandwiches.  [Read more...]

The Good Food & Drink Festival 2014


Last weekend my mom and I went to The Good Food and Drink Festival in Toronto. I love attending food shows because it’s a great way to discover new products. This year’s festival seemed small, but I still managed to talk to over 15 brands! Here are some highlights from the event.

Chef Vij at the Good Food and Drink Festival 2014

As soon as we arrived to the festival, we headed over to the stage area. Chef Vikram Vij, of Vij’s Restaurant, gave a demonstration on how to cook chicken curry. This was my third time watching Chef Vij cook (I also saw him at the KitchenAid Culinary Showdown and the Chef’s Challenge), and it was refreshing to see him so relaxed. He gave some great cooking tips like, “don’t boil coconut milk. Add it to your dish at the end,” and also explained why he doesn’t take reservations at his restaurant (he wants everyone to be equal and have a fair chance at getting in).

I purchased one of his cookbooks at the show, so you might see a review of that on this blog eventually. [Read more...]