Sunday, October 14, 2012

VH Excite Your Dinner Blog Tour + Giveaway! #VHExcitement


I love creating delicious and healthy meals for my family from scratch, but sometimes time is short and a little bit insane and I need a little extra help in the kitchen from my friends at VH.

My family has been spoiled with international fare.  I love cooking. I love traveling. I love cooking food from my cultural background.  My not even four year old daughter is a huge fan of all cuisines from Thai, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Chinese, Greek, Caribbean, Lebanese, Vietnamese... You name it, she'll likely eat it!

Since my family has grown accustomed to bursts of flavour and different spices and seasonings, I've had to keep up with this type of cooking. Like I mentioned earlier, if I need some help, there's always VH Sauces! A little VH infuses any dish with flavour and makes any dinner exciting.

I was given the following package to create some delicious dishes in my kitchen!

A friend was talking about making pork chops and how she just bakes them. She said her in-laws commented on how hers were unappealing and grey-looking. The secret is in the sauce, my friends. Well, the secret is also in the way you cook your meat. You can't just always bake everything and not add flavour to it. Searing also helps lock in flavour and gives a nice colour to your meat.

I told her about VH. Now she doesn't get the "your food looks grey" feedback from the in-laws.

The other night, I made garlic pork chops with the VH Medium Rib Garlic Cooking Sauce, various salads, and I used the VH Thai Market Sweet Thai Chili Dipping Sauce on the Korean Sweet Potato Noodles I made. Hubby and Little One couldn't wait to dig into their supper!

Little One requested left-overs for her school lunch the next day.  I'm telling you, she's more of a meat, veggies, noodles or rice kid than a sandwich kid. She'll eat sandwiches as long as they've got MEAT and veggies in them.

Hubby and Little One love the Medium Garlic Rib Sauce.  I think if I put that on anything, they'd eat it!  As for me, I am a huge fan of the VH Thai Market Sweet Thai Chili Dipping Sauce.  I've made my own Thai Sweet Chili sauce before, but I love the convenience of this sauce. It's the perfect marriage of flavours. Sweet, tangy, and just a hint of spice. I love making fresh spring rolls and dipping them in this sauce!


My lovely friend @nugglemama from Nugglemama's Handful chose me as her pay it forward blogger and I was included in this great VH Exited Your Dinner Blog Tour. In turn, I am passing this opportunity on to my friend Lil Sugar Mag! Check her out and discover yet another great Canadian blog!

Make sure to check out the VH Facebook Page for amazing ideas and recipes!

{WIN IT}
Would you like to add some excitement to your dinner routine?  Fill out the Rafflecopter form and you can win a great VH Prize Pack!
                               

Disclosure – I am participating in the VH Excite Your Dinner blog tour by enCompass Media on behalf of Con Agra Foods. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion.

54 comments:

Wanda said...

Grilled Steak with Teriyaki and Bacon Sauce - THAT is my favourite!

Glogirl said...

I like the Butter Chicken recipe.

Jonnie (JB) said...

Hearty Beef Skillet Supper

Cathy C said...

The Honey Garlic Burgers look great and a reminder of summer days

Wand Derful said...

I found Braised Beef Short Ribs, they look great!

Tina L. said...

Chinese Honey Garlic Spareribs

Jeannie said...

I want to try the braised beef short rib. Yum!

Dreena said...

I'd like to try this: Beef, Chicken & Bacon Stir-Fry.
Cheers.

Rebby said...

Indian Butter chicken!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Congrats on the pay it forward nod. I think that I'll be making Butter Chicken with my stash.

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

Annie1 said...

Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice

RAFFLECOPTER
NAME
is
Anne Taylor

Annie1 said...

Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice

RAFFLECOPTER
NAME
is
Anne Taylor

gibberish said...

The Butter Chicken Pizza recipe caught my eye.
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

Anu Chopra said...

Butter Chicken recipe is what I want to try!

LilSugarMag said...

Ohhhh I can't wait! This all looks delicious!! xo

flowerchild said...

Love the Butter Chicken
thanks

Vesper Meikle said...

The Blackened Tandoori Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

meikleblog at gamil dot com

freestuffforme said...

I like the Asian 5 Spice Shepherd's Pie recipe.

Adina H.

ksceviour said...

hmm.. the Asian 5 Spice Shepherd's Pie sounds good!!

(Karla Sceviour)

Angela M said...

I'd like to try the Cedar Planked Salmon.

Elizabeth FrugalMomEh said...

Szechwan Chicken & Shrimp Rice

notaquiter said...

Grilled Steak with Teriyaki and Bacon Sauce
wildcardacehigh@yahoo.ca

Yan Deng said...

Honey Garlic Burgers!! looks delicious and easy to make!
rafflecopter name - Yan Deng

Lisa Marie Fletcher said...

I'd really like to try honey garlic burgers! They sounds DIVINE!

Jennifer Barata Allen said...

Korean BBQ Short Ribs....yum!!

jmbarata21@hotmail.com

fesspoire said...

Asian 5 Spice Shepherd's Pie

Jen said...

Honey garlic burgers, mmm!

torlonias said...

Braised Beef Short Ribs

privyseel said...

Chili Glazed Meatloaf

dumseq said...

Burger-Lover's Burger

Erika E said...

The Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice!

Tooth Fairy said...

Traditional Butter Chicken is an Indian dish I would like to try!
ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com

jackiekatie1105 said...

Butter chicken¡¡¡¡ I m going to make that next week¡¡¡¡

Laurie Bolduc said...

I like the Butter Chicken recipe

Amy C said...

I like the Five Spice Beef Fried Rice recipe.

2012july said...

The Honey Garlic Burgers sound good - I love honey garlic ribs so I think I'll like the burgers too.

Anonymous said...

Szechwan Chicken & Shrimp Rice looks really good
Thanks for the chance!
Elaine d
Savememoney1@ live dot ca

Huguette En said...

The crockpot meatballs are my favorite

Anonymous said...

Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice

yumm!! - Katya Power

Belinda M said...

I would like to try the Vegetable Medley with Gingered Pineapple recipe


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

belinda mcnabb

tobyhir said...

Butter Chicken!!

Lori JB said...

Butter chicken

Tammy D said...

Id love to try the Chinese Honey Garlic Spareribs recipe.
dalleykt at live dot ca

lelalacc said...

the Chicken Korma looks really good.

entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

Reg and Faa said...

The Honey Garlic Burgers.

polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

SUMMER PLEWES said...

butter chicken looks good.

summerdual AT gmail DOT com

Denise G said...

Oriental chicken with macaroni

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

Martina said...

Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice

Eva M said...

Bold & Spicy lady - recipe I was intrigued by VH® Sweet Thai Chili Wings. Need some spice and comfort food on this chilly/cold fall day *brrrrrr*

Anonymous said...

butter chicken

Lisa Neutel said...

pinapple orange chicken sounds very yummy

JANICE REID said...

Beef Chicken and Bacon Stir Fry. YUM :)

ronnie99 said...

Honey Garlic Burgers

Laurel Charbonneau said...

Pineapple Orange Chicken and Rice sounds wonderful! Even my kids would like that one :)

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