3 Things Thursday: Foodie Moments

It’s week 61 of  3 Things Thursday today – kind of unbelievable right? I thought it would be nice to share a little background on this link up today for new reader. So, a little a over a year, me and two of my blog world friends (Salma & Nisha) decided to create a link up.  The idea was simple; Life is full of little things that we love and want to share, but not all of them warrant a full blog post. 3 Things Thursday

It could be that new flavor of tea that you tried the other day, the amazing lip gloss that you found, a new restaurant you tried out, or a cute thing your kid said. We wanted to share these little glimpses into our lives with our readers, and also get to know our blog world friends a little better so, the 3 Things Thursday link-up was born!

If you are blogger, I’d love for you to link up with us. We’ve met so many amazing bloggers through this project, and we’d really like to get to know you better too. {Details for linking up are at the bottom of this post}.

This week I’m sharing three foodie moments…the settlers cookbook yasmin alibhai brown

? One: Food Memoirs
On a recent visit to the library I got a little caught up in the food memoirs section and came home with three new reads. The regions on my reading list were; France, Italy, and East Africa. I started with a book called The Settlers Handbook, which is a very interesting read about Indians who settled in Africa, and particularly focuses on those who lived in Uganda and were forced to leave in the seventies. I’ll write more in depth about it soon…but for now let’s just say, it’s kind of gotten into my bones this week. {Does that expression make sense when talking about a book?}simbas grill vancouver

? Two: Simbas Grill Vancouver/South Asian Bloggers Meetup
So given the book I was reading, imagine my excitement when Salma told me that our SABN meetup had been moved to Simba’s Grill in Vancouver – which is an East African restaurant. It was my first time eating cuisine from this region and it was delicious!

The owner Kurshid is so passionate about food {my favourite kind of foodie} and you can see that he cooks from the heart. He prepared a feast for us, and featured all of this favourites and specialities; meat platters, cassava chips, biryani, pigeon peas, spinach, okra, and the most amazing ice creams and ras malai for dessert. What I loved about the cuisine is that it’s so flavourful, but the masalas used are so light. In each dish the vegetable or meat was the star, and the spices played a supporting role. 

I loved Simba’s Grill and will definitely go again with my family. Oh, and the best part – the owner is Punjabi! You know me, where there is Punjabi connection I’m excited. 3 Things Thursday Pink Chai Living

? Three: My Bibi’s Mathia
I’ve been missing my Bibi a lot lately, and that is pushing me into the kitchen. I’ve been trying to recreate some of the foods that remind me of her, so yesterday I took a crack mathia (a crispy, salty, fried pastry), let’s just say it didn’t quite work out…3-Things-Thursday-

Are you a fellow blogger? I’d love for you to join in the fun and link up to 3 Things Thursday. Simply grab the badge from below, write a post about 3 Things you are loving, coveting, or just thinking about this week, and tag one or all of the hostesses – Raj from Pink Chai Living {me}, Nisha from Love Laugh Mirch, or Salma from The Write Balance, and then add your link below. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers and grow your traffic!



  1. May 28, 2015 / 8:45 am

    Wish I could’ve made the SABN meet-up! Sounds delicious and like so much fun!

  2. salmadinani
    May 28, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Your post made me hungry! The book sounds really interesting. And I’m glad you enjoyed Simba’s as much as I did :)

  3. May 30, 2015 / 5:09 am

    My husband and I love exploring different ethnic foods. I live near Minneapolis, MN, and there are lots of choices around here. Our latest favorite is a place called Jerusalem. Although, being a strong woman, I would not want to ever actually go there with how they generally treat women, I do love their food!

  4. May 30, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Simba’s Grill sounded delicious and fun! Completely get what you mean about a book getting in your bones, when they’re like that they are hard to shake and it makes me think about the enormous talent of some writers.

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