Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey ~ Movie Review

Beautiful scenery, lots and lots of deliciously fresh food, very talented actors and actresses, and a touching story line.

That is what is all wrapped up in The Hundred Foot Journey movie.

When this movie was released in theaters, I kept trying to find the time to go and see it, but it just never came about. So, I was thrilled to have the chance to review a Blu-ray copy.

Being a home foodie, I LOVE a good movie that centers around food. The Hundred Foot Journey not only does that, but it also engages you in a beautiful story line. Two completely different cultural takes on culinary cuisine, but one passion that drives each person... their love of all things food related.

I found myself lost in the beautiful scenery of southern France and laughing at the truly enjoyable characters within the story. I especially enjoyed watching the loving relationship between Hassan and his father. The confidence and pride he had in his son was truly endearing.

The Hundred Foot Journey is a must see for any foodie.. or anyone that enjoys a beautiful, family friendly film that will may leave you feeling a little hungry for something delicious to eat.

Enjoy these free printables to enjoy with the movie:

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From the studio:

SYNOPSIS: Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

BONUS: Digital HD & Blu-ray Combo Pack

The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey - Producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” What was it about the project that brought them together for their first collaboration in 30 years since “The Color Purple.” This piece is complimented with photography from the sets to give it an even more personal feel.

The Recipe, The Ingredients, The Journey - Enter the enchanting world of the film on set with director Lasse Hallström, producer Juliet Blake, author Richard Morais, cast, crew, chefs and composer A.R. Rahman. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” comes to life from the pages of the book, to stunning locations in the South of France, with a beautifully crafted story (and mouth-watering food) that will make you hungry for home and the spice of life.

On Set With Oprah Winfrey­ - Production designer David Gropman gives Oprah Winfrey a tour of the Maison Mumbai and the “Hundred-Foot Journey” to the Le Saule Pleureur.

Coconut Chicken – Learn how to make coconut chicken in this demonstration of a beautiful, Indian inspired dish with Chef Anil Sharma.


The Recipe, The Ingredients, The Journey

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer 

* I received a copy of this movie from Click Communications in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Creamy Vegan Fettucine Alfredo Sauce

I had posted this recipe awhile back, but for some reason it was lost out in the world wide web.

This is one of my All Time Favorite sauce recipes. I miss dairy when it comes to sauces like this, but after making this a few times, I can say 'dairy what?'.. don't miss it anymore.

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup raw cashews
2 cups water
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and let cook until soft. Add garlic and let cook a few more minutes. Remove from heat.

In a blender, combine onions, garlic, cashews, water, and lemon juice. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Toss with pasta and serve hot. 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silicone Suction Lids by High Five Naturals

Awhile back I had the opportunity to test out some really ORANGE Silicone gloves by High Five Naturals. Although they can be a little awkward to put on and a little big, I do find myself using them quite a lot.

Recently, High Five Naturals came out with a new product line of Silicone Suction Lids and I was able to try them out.

They are great for steeping tea

And as a splash guard for cooking

 I noticed that the suction actually happens when you pull from the center but other than that they rest nicely on top of just about any surface.

They come in various sizes and are washable. I enjoyed being able to throw them on top of dishes that I had food marinating in and didn't have to worry about anything getting into the dish or having to fight saran wrap.

I do wish that they had a tighter seal, but they are awesome for general toppers and coverings.