Around The World | Summer Flavours for Patio Entertaining
Jul
20
11:30 AM11:30

Around The World | Summer Flavours for Patio Entertaining

Food District Kitchen
Square One Shopping Centre
100 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 2C9

Join Preena Chauhan of Avinda’s Spices and discover mouth-watering international flavours in this demonstration of four over-the-top marinades, condiments and dips that are the centre of a fantastic, fresh summer meal perfect for patio entertaining. Once you have your flavours in the form of a marinade, dip or condiment in place, all that’s left to do is grab ‘n go your fresh ingredients and a full, delicious mouth-watering meal is right at your plate!

This journey begins in the Mediterranean, exploring Greek flavours where Preena creates an olive oil based fresh Cucumber Tzatziki that is used as a condiment. The next stop is to South America to indulge in an over-the-top fresh Argentinian Chimichurri marinade and dipping sauce that delivers the flavour for a traditional asado, an Argentinian BBQ tradition. Then guests’ palates explore Middle Eastern flavours of thyme and sumac to discover the versatility of herby Za’atar, where Preena creates Lebanese Manakish, a delicious leavened bread baked with Za’atar (aka Za’atar pizza!). And the journey ends in North America to create a Homemade Smoky Southern BBQ Sauce, all-purpose for basting, grilling and marinating that can become your all-summer staple dip as well.

She’ll throw in some Indian flavours in the mix too and demo a quick way to add Indian flavours to any summer meal with Bombay Potatoes paired with a thirst quenching Indian Spiced Mango Lemonade, with freshly squeezed lemons. And finally she’ll twist up their Smoky Southern BBQ Sauce into an Indian-fusion BBQ Marinade.

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Whole Spices 101 | History & Lesson
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Whole Spices 101 | History & Lesson

Food District Kitchen
Square One Shopping Centre
100 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 2C9

Class Description
Join Preena on International Herbs & Spices Day to learn about the exotic and fabled world of spices! Mother Nature’s amazing culinary gems, spices have it all! Delivering a mind-blowing array of distinctive flavours that makes food delicious and packed with natural healing properties that have been understood for millennia, life is just not the same without spices! In this educational session, Preena will unlock the secrets of spices to effectively use spices to prepare this delectable Indian menu:

  • Whole Spice Sweet & Tangy Channa Masala ~ Chick Pea Curry

  • The Perfect Basmati Rice Pullao Scented with Cinnamon, Clove & Star Anise

  • Spicy-Sweet Cinnamon Apple Chutney

  • Minty Whole Spice Infused Water

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Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Food District Kitchen
Square One Shopping Centre
100 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 2C9

Class Description

Join mother-and-daughter cooking instructor duo Arvinda & Preena Chauhan as they share their most loved High Tea favourites with a spiced up global twist! At this hands-on Mother’s Day High Tea workshop, learn how to prepare Authentic Masala Chai tea to sip along with both savoury and sweet pairings. This will be a Mother’s Day celebration like none-other, that introduces new spices flavours to a classic tradition.

  • Authentic Minted Masala Chai

  • Authentic Gingery Masala Chai

  • Curried Garam Masala Devilled Eggs

  • Lemony Chai Scone served with Sweet Apple Chutney

  • Moroccan Spiced Hummus & Grape Tea Sandwiches

  • Baked Vegetable Samosas with Garam Masala Tamarind Date Chutney

  • Mexican Chocolate & Chilies Date Truffle

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