Healthy dinner

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A healthy dinner brings forth a healthy mindset. A healthy mindset brings a healthy lifestyle leading you back to healthy meals and snacks. 

Simple below are just one of the healthy meals I had today along with my family.  

Easy to prepare as I just drizzled olive oil on the baked beans with seasonings, sea salt and black pepper. I also added some balsamic vinegar to it. Very nice taste. I also baked it in an oven on 450F wrapped in tin foil in a baking dish for 30-40 minutes. 

The chicken kabobs were premade, frozen which I just also baked wrapped in foil in a baking dish for 55-60 mins on 450F making sure to flip it around to cook all around inside. Then for the last 15 mins letting it broil to cook more on the outer part until golden brown.  

Then grilled bell peppers thinly sliced and drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper. You can also use instead Himalayan pink salt which is healthier. 

Veggie sticks; I chose celery sticks and carrots. If I only had some broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and cauliflower it would be nice. But these worked out too good as well.  

In the bowl is spicy yogurt which consits of 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup water, sea salt, black pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic ginger paste, lemon juice just 1 tbsp, and chopped cilantro, and 1/4th of an onion diced. 

It’s great for dipping for all; veggie sticks, grilled peppers, chicken kabobs and beans.  

Tastes delicious. Try it for yourself. Let your kids help you.   

Have an awesome week!      

Hina’s World: Recipe of Butter Garlic Veggie Pasta


1pkg of pasta, any shape, cooked according to directions on package, set aside
1 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sea salt or himalayan pink salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 bunch of rainbow swiss chard finely chopped (including stems)
1 pkg of shredded carrots
1 chopped bell pepper, red, green, yellow, orange, purple
1 red onion diced
1 Tbsp garlic paste


1.  As the pasta is cooking, in a large pan add the butter and on medium-high heat let it melt.
2.  Add garlic, and add onions, bell peppers, and the veggies at the top, stirring occasionally.    Do not add the swiss chard just yet.
3.  As the veggies become tender, and soft, add 1/2 of the swiss chard and stir it in.
4.  Add the cooked/drained pasta to the pan, and add the olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter, the rest of the swiss chard (including stems), and season it with salt and black pepper.
5.   Serve and enjoy.

You can add other veggies to this dish as well, and add in more seasonings  and herbs and flavors.      This was a simple dish and took me about 30-45 minutes to prepare.     Huge hit in my home, as my family was complimenting me and preferring this over the Chinese food that my kids wanted to have, that they ended up enjoying this instead.

Butter Garlic Veggie Pasta

  Butter Garlic Veggie Pasta

Step Forward to End Violence Against Women

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Support Me as I Step Forward To End Violence Against Women

I am walking to honour the women and children that Interim Place serves, who have the courage and the resilience to step out and start a new life full of peace and free of violence. I am making a statement that Violence Against Women is unacceptable and its time we step forward to end violence in our community. Your generous donation will go directly to supporting the women and children currently supported by Interim Place through our Shelter & Community and Outreach Programs.

Support Our Team

Every step you take and every dollar you raise is going to save a woman who was emotionally,physically, verbally or sexually abused by her partner. On Sunday morning August 30th ,2015 join us in “Steps to End Violence Against Women”

It’s time to take some serious “Steps” towards making it clear to everyone that women are human beings too and deserve equal respect,dignity and freedom as men.

So if you are a daughter, a mother , a sister , a wife or a girlfriend please donate generously to show solidarity for your fellow women beings and yes if you are a father, a brother, a husband or a boyfriend who loves and respects the women in his life you are welcome to join the walk too and please donate generously.
Lets all step forward to end violence against women !

Step Forward To End Violence Against Women.
On Sunday August 30th, 2015 please join us and participate in Interim Place’s 4th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk. The Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk gives everyone within our community the opportunity to join together to end violence against women and girls. Everyone is welcome to join us for a 3 km walk along the Lakeshore to the beautiful Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens! Join us afterward for lunch, face painting for the children and many other activities!

Event Details

Date: Sunday August 30, 2015
Location: JC Saddington Park , 53 Lake Street Mississauga, ON
Registration 9:30AM
Opening Ceremony 10:00 AM
Walk begins 10:45 AM
Lunch and Entertainment to Follow

Why We Walk?

We walk to:

Honour the 28 Women and Girls who have lost their lives to violence in the past 10 years in Peel.
Honour the Women and Children we serve; who have the courage and the resilience to “step out” and start a new life full of peace and free of violence.
Make a statement that “Violence Against Women is unacceptable and it is time we take a “step forward” to end violence in our community and our homes!”
Raise funds to support Women and Children currently being supported by Interim Place through our Shelters & Community Support and Outreach Program.

P.S. I am passionate about this cause, because I am a survivor. It’s been 7 years for me, and each year I participate in this walk and events to show my support for this! Please donate, and spread the news & and I’d love to see you also come out and walk with us!

Hina’s World: Recipe: Creamy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Surprise

I saw these recipes listed in my Pinterest feed, yet I used my own version.  Upon my own excitement in trying this, I forgot to follow it step by step, and just improvised it into my own mix.         It was a HUGE hit in my house, and as my kids tried to figure out where this creamy base was from; it was finally revealed as “cream cheese” and cheese on top, and they loved it.
I did remind them of lasagna, and liked this method of way to eat their spaghetti.


1 pkg spaghetti, (cooked according to the package, drained and strained and set aside).
1 jar of tomato sauce
1 cup of water
1/2 cup sour cream
8oz cream cheese softened
1 pkg shredded cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
optional: 1lb of ground beef, cooked- until it remins no longer pink, but lightly browned.   add a chopped onion, some garlic and ginger, and seasonings to taste.
optional: 1 cup of cottage or ricotta cheese or skip altogether
2 Tbsp butter melted (plus on bottom of baking dish, grease lightly with butter.
Seasonings; sea salt, or pink salt, black pepper, italian seasonings and herbs


1.   Preheat oven to 450’F.

2. In a large bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, and ricotta/or cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of water.    blend until smooth.  Set aside.

3.   Boil spaghetti as per package, until tender, and drain, and rinse in cold water and set aside.

4.   In a large fry pan cook ground beef until it no longer remains pink, and lightly brown.  You can add a chopped onion, some spices into this, and some water, and lightly oil til it is cooked all the way through.

5.  In a bowl, combine the cooked ground beef, and tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup of water.     If you are skipping out the beef altogether, you can just mix these together as is, and leave it aside.

6.  In a large baking dish, grease/butter it lightly on the bottom to prevent the noodles from sticking.

7.   Add spaghetti, on top add cream cheese mixture, and then meat or tomato sauce mixure.    Keep repeating layers across the pan thinly until completed.  Sprinkle seasonings and herbs on tp.

8.   Bake on 450’F or 30 mins, uncovered then add the shredded cheese, and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly melted and lightly browned.

9.  Remove from oven and serve into wedges or slices.    Enjoy!

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Thank you!

Hina’s World: Recipe Vegetable Chow Mein Noodles and Peanut Schezwan Sauce



1 pkg chow mein noodles
1 pkg frozen veggies (with bell peppers, asparagas, carrots)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped sweet colored peppers each
1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 bottle schezwan sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp chili sauce or hot sauce
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 bunch chopped green onions
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro and curly parsley
2 packages of Vi-Bites Glorious Greens
2 packages of Vi Bites Fiesta Nut
1 Tbsp of peanut butter


1.  In a large pot of water set on high heat, boil water, and add noodles.

2.  While noodles, is cooking, add the package of frozen veggies into a microwave bowl, add a little water and set it for 4 minutes.

3.   In a large wok or griddle, add olive oil, add the chopped onions, and chopped bell peppers, cook for several minutes until onions are soft.

4.  At this point, the veggies should be done in the microwave, drain and add to the griddle, stirring it occasionally for 5-10 minutes.

5.  The noodles should start cooking, check on it to make sure it’s not too soft.

6.   If noodles is ready, drain and set aside.

7.  While veggies is still cooking; in a bowl add the garlic ginger paste, sea salt, black pepper, vinegar, hot sauce, and stir the mixture.  Pour into the veggies.    At this point, add the noodles and 1/2 cup of water and keep stirring every few minutes, add the peanut butter and stir it in.

8.   Add the Vi-Bites to the mixture, and add the soy sauce, and schezwan sauce.    Keep cooking it.

9.   Add chopped green onions, chopped cilantro and chopped curly parsley to it.   Keep stirring it making sure everything is mixed through.

10.   Serve, and enjoy!

This was a huge success and hit in the household.  Even my dad who ate the hour before; looked at it on his way out, to get a bowl and try.   My kids who wanted pizza, decided to split the homemade pizza (which I’ll share an easy recipe for in another blog entry), while they devoured this one.      The vi-bites was also a big hit as well as the peanut butter.

Please subscribe, like, and comment.  I would love to hear your feedback, if you love chow mein as I do, share with me in the comments below; the version you like to have.    I usually like to add chicken or ground beef to mine, but this one time it was solely vegetarian and the protein in it was from the peanut butter.

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Hina’s World: Recipe Cheesy Bites

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This is a simple recipe, very easy to put together and make.


1-2 tomatoes cut into quarters or sliced thick
sea salt and black pepper
zatar (seasonings)
spinach and herbs seasonings
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup mozarella cheese, shredded


1.   In a flat cookie sheet, lay the tomatoes down

2.   Sprinkle cheese over the tomatoes

3.  Sprinkle the seasonings; sea salt, black pepper, spinach and herbs and zatar on top.

4.  Bake in a preheated oven- or toaster oven 450’F for 15 minutes, until the cheese melts.

5.   Serve & enjoy.

Variation:  You can also substitute and use zucchini, or eggplant in place or bell peppers.  It does not have to be just tomatoes only.   You and and choose what you like.

Let me know how it turns out for you, or what methods do you use and what you like to add on it.

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Hina’s World: Recipe Hummus & Pita Chips & Grilled Peppers

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I had a few sweet peppers which I thinly sliced up, along with some diced pineapples and chopped tomatoes, drizzled some olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt, and black pepper.  These go great with the hummus and pita chips.

I used a store bought hummus for a quick snack; usually I like to make it fresh from scratch and I’ll post the recipe here as well.     As for the pita chips.    I used regular and brown pita bread, and cut them into slices.   Then on a large cookie sheet, I added the pita, and drizzled olive oil on top, sprinkled shawarma seasonings and this spice/herb called zatar which consisted or oregano, parsley, rosemary, sesame seeds and sumac in it.  I sprinkled that on top of the pita, then slightly toasted it in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes, it should be lightly soft and almost brown but not burnt.   Keep that aside.

Then in a large bowl; add the store bought hummus, drizzle olive oil on top, sprinkle red chili powder, and decorate with fresh parsley and cilantro, along with fresh olives, and sprinkle the zatar and shawarma seasonings.     Then serve with the pita chips.


in a food processor or bowl using a blender or hand blender, add 1 can of chick peas.  blend that until smooth, add some yogurt, sea salt, black pepper, and tahini, blend again.    then add in red chili powder on top, and the oil, and other spices such as garlic ginger paste, lemon juice and cumin powder.        I like adding yogurt as it’s not as thick, but very cool and refreshing.   You can add other variations to this too, some use sour cream, and use greek yogurt, or even mayonnaise.  Totally up to you.    It’s a quick and easy preparation and a total hit with everyone.

Feel free to like, comment, and share this recipe.   Let me know how yours turned out.