Daily Archives: September 10, 2009

An Indian Feast

Hey guys! Anyone ever watch Undergrads? That saying always reminds me of Cal.

Thanks for all the feedback on the tour :) I was actually kinda nervous about showing it. I still live very much like a student. And just know, no one ever gets into the private radio biz to make money ;)

Anyways, I realized the other day that I only own one massive-sized pot. So last night I picked up an $8 pot that’s the perfect size for single batches of oats and boiling eggs. Obviously, I had to break it in today!

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PB&J oats!! I’ve been seeing this pop up on a lot of blogs lately and had to join in on the party. As you may know, I’ve only just jumped on the PB&J wagon, after a lifetime without knowing it’s one of the universe’s greatest combinations. 

I took a cue from Lori and put a little peanut butter and raspberry jam in the middle, then a little more on the top. Sosososososo good. I also don’t have any bananas, so I upped the dry oatmeal to 3/4 cup. So filling! I really enjoyed the chewiness of the oats without the banana too…

I try not to delve into too much detail about my job. This is especially important because I work in the media, and keeping a good public reputation is important. But I had a pretty stellar moment at work today. I broke my first news story! It’s big news locally, but certainly nothing large scale. The premier alluded to some future announcement while I was interviewing him today. Afterward, I was able to dig around and discover what the announcement was, and got the story on air a week before they were supposed to announce it! It’s the kind of thing politicians hate, and other news media envy ;)

Anyways, all that investigative work left me starving for a pizza date, and my boyfriend was no where to be found. When he did finally show up, we went to Panago only to discover it’s take-out only!! Not sure if all their locations are like that, as I didn’t get that from the website. Anyways, we weren’t really feeling the whole waiting for take-out thing, so we went to the restaurant next door – Yoo China Curry House. It’s also a new restaurant, and a mix of Chinese and Indian cuisine. I’m kinda “meh” about both, but definitely appreciate a good Chinese or Indian dish when I get one!

The place was completely empty. Usually, not a good sign. Chris ordered a microbrew – Picaroon’s Best Bitter.

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I’ve only ever had this beer on draught but it was delicious from the bottle!

For his meal, he ordered the butter chicken.

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Which came with potatoes, naan and some crispy bread.

I ordered a tava fry sumthin. I know, I suck. I tried repeating it in my head a bunch of times, but two outta three words ain’t bad :P

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It looks gross, but I assure you it was delicious!! It was roasted cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms and okra in a blend of Chinese and Indian spices. So flavourful. This was also my first okra experience. It was a good time. I know nothing about Indian food, but the brown stuff on the left is what I assume to be a common side dish. Some lentil thingy? The only thing I didn’t eat most of was the rice. I never fill up on the cheap foods :P

Oh, and Chris loved his butter chicken. Place gets a thumbs up! :)

Afterwards, we ventured to Chapter’s where I broke down and bought a book I’ve been wanting for ages.

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I pick up this book every time I’m at a bookstore and just itch to make the easy, delicious looking recipes inside. I usually don’t like following recipes, but there are some gems in here!

Plus, I love the design.

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So cute :) I’m excited to finally try these recipes out!


Question of the day: What’s your favourite cookbook?

Okee, it’s my bedtime. I have a fun gym workout planned for the morning! Night night :)

P.S. My fibre tarts made it onto HealthyYum!! I’m alongside some other great dishes ;)

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