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!


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.


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

For his meal, he ordered the butter chicken.


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


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.


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.


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 ;)