Passage Foods North Indian Butter Chicken

Today I went along to the Bloggers BBQ held by Kids Business. It was a great event, and I had a lovely time talking to some of the brands that were there. One of the brands that I was happy to meet was Passage Foods. They have a wide range of sauces and kits to make a whole lot of quick yummy meals for the family.

passagefoods5While attending the blogger’s event we could sample some of these foods from their range. Hubby loved the Butter Chicken and went back for seconds. So I knew we had to make this for a dinner during the week. Before leaving the Passage Foods stand, we were given a goodie bag which included some of the sauces that we could try. To hubby’s luck, it included a packet of the Street Kitchen North Indian Butter Chicken.

So for dinner tonight we are having…

passagefoods3textMarinate the chicken in the Garlic and Ginger Pastepassagefoods4Heat oil until hot, then add the spice mixpassagefoods6Add the marinated chicken and saute until sealedpassagefoods7Add North Indian Butter Chicken Saucepassagefoods8Stir, then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 15-20 minspassagefoods9Just before serving we added 2 tablespoons of cream which you can add for a smoother currypassagefoods10Once ready serve on a bed of ricepassagefoods12

North Indian Butter Chicken
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • Passage Foods Street Kitchen North Indian Butter Chicken Kit (we used 2 kits)
  • Includes: North Indian Butter Chicken Sauce
  • Garlic and Ginger Paste
  • Butter Chicken Spice Mix
  • You will need:
  • 1 kg Diced Chicken
  • 3 cups of Rice
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons Cream
  1. Marinate the chicken with garlic and ginger paste and set aside (we marinated our chicken for about an hour).
  2. In a medium frypan, heat the oil.
  3. Add Butter Chicken Spice Mix to the hot oil, leave for 5 seconds then add the diced chicken and saute until sealed.
  4. Add North Indian Butter Chicken Sauce, stir then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Simmer until meat is fully cooked (15 - 20 mins) then serve on a bed of rice.
This recipe was adapted from Passage Foods

While cooking this meal, the aromas, which were coming out of the kitchen, were fantastic. I love it when a meal smells so good in the midst of cooking. The kids loved it as well and went back for seconds. When they go back for more I know that it’s going to be asked for again.

It was easy to prepare and quick to make. A perfect family dinner.


If you would like to see their whole range of Sauces and Kits you can visit their website at

You can also find Passage Foods on Facebook and Twitter

Passage Foods have a competition running at the moment for my readers where you can win a Passage Foods Hamper valued at $100! Enter via this link here

Good luck and Enjoy!



Exciting changes ahead!


I am just letting you know that there are some exciting new changes happening here at my place.

Things are in motion at the moment so that’s why I haven’t been around here lately.

Most of it will be finished soon so I would love you to come back for a visit and say hi!




My favourite things

My favourite things list often changes from time to time. Some things are my all time faves and then some new ones pop up and get put to the top. I would like to share with you my 10 favourite things at the moment.favouritethingsOne: Watching my children playing outside and making bridges out of sticks over the puddles. Their trucks have to get across somehow!

Two: Using our little pot belly outside under the pergola. I love sitting in front of it with a cup of coffee.favouritethings1Three: Taking the dogs down to the beach for the day. They love running on the sand and chasing the kids.

Four: Watching the kids on the beach making sandcastles. I love seeing the sculptures that they create.favouritethings2Five: My love of vintage cameras. This is the first camera that I bought for my collection.

Six: Our 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak Sedan. My hubby is restoring it at the moment and we can’t wait to take her for a drive. favouritethings3Seven: My birthday cake. I am waiting for the next family celebration so I can make it again. It was sooo good and chocolatey!

Eight: I love baking. The kids love me making hot cross buns at easter time. They have asked me to make them again so they can have them for their breakfasts even though it’s not easter.favouritethings4Nine: After watching the movie Frozen last weekend, it has become one of my favourites. We are going to watch it again this weekend.

Ten: Waiting for Tuesday night to come around so I can sit down with my hubby and watch Fast and Loud with him.

So these are currently my 10 favourite things. What are your favourite things at the moment? It could be anything, going for a walk to the park, reading a magazine or just sitting at the table having a coffee.

I am also linking up with Pip from Meetmeatmikes who shared her favourite things. You can also find some other bloggers that have shared their list of favourite things here.


Sunday baking sunday


For this Sunday baking I made a Hundred and Thousand Cake from The Hundred and Thousand Mag. I also made a Apple and Coconut Cake. I will be putting the recipes for these on my blog tomorrow for my Sunday morning baking post.

I have joined in today with #sundaybakingsunday on Instagram. If you would like to join in, just tag your photos with #sundaybakingsunday. I would love to see what everyone is baking.

Don’t forget you can always follow me on @withvintageandme.

Happy baking! x

Uncategorized, Veggie garden

In the garden….. weeding and turning over soil



  • Corn needs to come out and do some weeding
  • Clear up the weeds and turn over the soil
  • I still haven’t planted the seedlings that I bought last week.

With the weather being cooler this weekend I am going to head out into the garden and prepare the veggie boxes for the new seedlings. I was supposed to plant the seedlings last weekend but the days went by so fast. They definitely need planting so I am making sure I get out in the garden tomorrow.

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can have a look.

Happy gardening!



Magazine recipes





While doing the supermarket shopping I ended up walking down the aisle that display the magazines. Normally I don’t take a look at them as I always say to myself that I can google recipes. The magazine always ends up not getting used and gathering dust. Then it ends up in the recyclable bin anyway. But my son was with me that day and he wanted to have a look at the Top Gear magazine. While he was seeing if it was worth buying I had a quick look over the food magazines. I saw the Taste magazine and it had a set of wooden spoons attached to it. Gave a quick flick through the pages and saw that there was a Caesar salad recipe and some nice dessert recipes. It just so happened it was my hubby’s birthday that day and I was wondering what to cook for dinner that night. Perfect, Caesar Salad and Not so fried ice-cream it is! And of course, bonus wooden spoons. I can never have enough spoons for the kitchen, can you?

So, I ended up buying the magazine and made the Caesar salad for dinner and the not so fried ice-cream for dessert. It was a hit and we even had some ice-cream balls left over. I didn’t get to take any photos as the Caesar salad was more work than I thought and when I finished assembling it I just wanted to sit down and eat it.  The magazine now sits on my bench in my recipe holder. My kids have eyed off what is on the front cover and have requested for me to make it, maybe on the weekend? I hope that this magazine gets used more otherwise it’s off to the recyclable bin!

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