March 2017

Masala Flavor Magic – The story of spice blends

By | March 7th, 2017|Recipe, Reference, Spice Box|

I was a very naughty child. I got into more trouble than you could imagine.  As a result, I spent many an afternoon sitting in the kitchen watching my mum folding samosas or blending spice mixtures or simply cooking phenomenal meals for the family. My mum always simplified the spice blends, in fact if you saw [...]

How Herbs and Spices Fight Disease

By | March 6th, 2017|Reference, Spice Box, SpiceHealth|

How Herbs and Spices Fight Disease From cinnamon to cumin, see why you might want to spice up your life. The following spices are key to helping fight disease. Tumeric - 7 key benefits Turmeric Contains Bio-active Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body Leads to [...]

Spice Advice – Which spices to use

By | March 1st, 2017|Reference, Spice Box|

Which Spices  to Use The correct spice or herb for any food is the one that tastes right for you. When experimenting with a new spice or herb, crush some of it and let it warm in your hand; then sniff and taste it. If it is delicate, you can be bold and adventurous. If [...]

February 2017

Spice Advice – How much should you use

By | February 28th, 2017|Reference, Spice Box|

Adding Herbs and Spices to Food With a few exceptions, use herbs and spices sparingly, to enhance and accent other flavors rather than dominate them. For starters, try 1/2 teaspoon of spice for a dish that serves four to six. (For herbs, use 1/2 teaspoon powdered, 1 1/2 teaspoon dried, chopped, or 1 tablespoon fresh [...]

Spice Advice – Storing

By | February 28th, 2017|Reference, Spice Box|

Storage of Spices Spices and herbs will lose their color, taste and aroma over time. To preserve peak flavor and color, store spices and herbs in a cool (consider storing them in the freezer), dry place, away from exposure to bright light, heat, moisture or oxygen. If possible, avoid storing spices and herbs too close to [...]

February 2013

Testimonial – Judy Gale

By | February 25th, 2013|In The News, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Just wanted to thank you, and your team again for helping make that big party a success.  The food was delicious, as usual, and absolutely everyone commented how superb it was.  In addition to the food, Raj and Dilip took such good care of our guests - I don't know how Raj managed to make [...]

January 2011

Tiffins deliver a lunch that really stacks up

By | January 17th, 2011|In The News, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Published Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 5:57PM EST  GLOBE & MAIL When Shaffeen Jamal first offered tiffins at his Granville Island food counter Curry 2 U, many customers had never heard of a tiffin before. Nine years later, Mr. Jamal is selling up to 300 of the Indian-style lunches boxed in multitiered stainless steel containers a day, [...]

Hot, fresh, and delivered straight to your door

By | January 17th, 2011|In The News, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

As Seen in MACLEANS Magazine Dec, 2010 Tiffin arrived just before lunch time in a Honda Fit. The three containers, packed in a thermal bag, were still warm to the touch. There was hot aloo gobi (a potato and cauliflower curry sprinkled with fresh coriander), a flatbread called paratha, and two cardamom-coconut pancakes. All the [...]

July 2010

Corn Bhel

By | July 14th, 2010|Recipe, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

When I get lazy and want to a quick, healthy, delicious and oh-so-simple snack, the corn bhel  rules the list as an all time favorite. Preparation Time : 15 mins. Cooking Time : 5 mins. Serves 4. Ingredients 1½ cups boiled tender corn kernels 2 medium potatoes, boiled and cut into cubes 1 teaspoon cumin seeds [...]