A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Food Ninja Contest Voting Open!

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    Have you voted for your favourite Food Ninja yet?  Check it out at http://www.lafujimama.com/2010/10/food-ninjas-revealed-come-and-vote/

    To read my entry, check out http://abalancedkitchen.com/?p=390

    Food Ninja and Susur Lee

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    “Being a chef is like being a ninja.”

    Susur Lee’s mantra from Top Chef Masters, Season Two, rang in Balanced Ninja’s ears.  Balanced had not yet earned her Food Ninja badge.  She desperately wanted to achieve that level of excellence, so when she heard senseis Fuji, Bella, and Salty Ninjas were holding trials, Balanced was determined to enter.

    …continue reading Food Ninja and Susur Lee

    Gordon Ramsay in Toronto

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    Attention Toronto-based chefs!

    Think you have what it takes to cook in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen?