Kamfort Food

5 After Work Snack Ideas

03.24.18

Almost a year ago I used to snack exclusively on chips and cookies when I came home after work. This was not the healthiest snack and after a while we committed to change this habit of ours and stop buying cookies and chips completely. But, we still needed something to snack on that tasted good, was quick to make and eat, but wasn’t terrible for our health. So, today I’ll share with you all my 5 after work snack ideas. They may not be the healthiest out there, but they are for sure healthier than chips and cookies!

1. Cheese and Crackers

Ever since Gursheel and I discovered the Boursin cheese brand, we have been hooked! We then found some crackers that don’t break easily and the Breton crackers brand is our favourite. We just take out a spreading knife and spread a bit of cheese on each cracker and devour! This is my favourite of the 5 after work snack ideas!

5 After Work Snack Ideas

2. Nuts, seeds and dry fruit mix

We like to buy some pre-mixed nuts from Bulk Barn and the Hungry, Hungry, Hippie Trail Mix is our personal favourite. However, you can mix your own nuts, seeds, and dried fruits! This is the quickest of the 5 snacks ideas to prepare/eat since it is already prepared and ready to indulge!

3. Naan + Hummus

The Costco near us also carries ready made naans. We buy these and store them in the freezer until the afternoon snack attack hits. I just take it out of the freezer, brush it with some olive oil and sprinkle on some seasonings. My personal favourite is garlic powder with dried basil, and Gursheel prefers chipotle chilli powder with chilli flakes and salt. I then just place in the toaster oven for 5-10 min and then cut it into triangles. Serve this with some store bought hummus and you have the perfect snack.

5 After Work Snack Ideas

5 After Work Snack Ideas

4. Pierogies

A few months ago, Costco was having a sale on frozen pierogies (Pelmen Perogies), some of which were also vegan. So we went ahead and bought a few bags to try out and we fell in love. If you want to make pierogies from scratch, it requires a bit of effort, so frozen pierogies are perfect for the afternoon snack attack. There are a couple of different ways to cook frozen pierogies. The brand we bought says to bring a pot of water to boil and then cook the pierogies until they float to the top. We actually started brushing the pierogies with some olive oil and baking them at 400’F for 20 min, flipping once.

5 After Work Snack Ideas

5. Rice Crackers + Peanut Butter

This is another quick and easy one. Just buy some store bought rice crackers, we love the ones from Bulk Barn. And slather on some nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter. Most rice crackers are unflavoured, although you can buy flavoured ones. You can be creative and add anything your heart desires on the rice cracker, but my personal favourite is peanut butter.

Well there you have it! 5 After work snack ideas that are much healthier than chips and cookies. Although I do like to treat myself to chips and cookies everyone once in a while, I actually am starting to prefer these 5 snack ideas I share with you all today!

5 After Work Snack Ideas

5 After Work Snack Ideas

I would love for you to share your favourite after work snack ideas. Comment below!

 

Kamfy Living

Our Bedroom Reveal

03.11.18

When I first moved to Toronto, I needed a place that felt like home. So, I started transforming Gursheel’s blue, very “manly” room into ours! I wanted something that was bright and white that made me happy when I walked in. I also wanted to keep it budget friendly and DIY as much as I could. And finally, I am ready to share with you all our bedroom reveal! I am super happy with how it turned out and every time I walk into our bedroom I smile 🙂

We started off with getting rid of Gursheel’s bed. That was the only piece of furniture (besides the bedside tables) that he had in his room. The bedside tables we actually DIY’d and I blogged about how we did that here! It was actually one of my very first blog posts as well. They fit into our bedroom perfectly and cost us hardly anything!

We then went on to paint the entire room an off white colour. While we were painting, we also decided to give the base molding a fresh look and painted those with a fresh coat of white paint as well. On one side of the wall we put on this beautiful wallpaper by riflepaperco that I absolutely love! It was a great team building exercise to install it. Although there are minor imperfections from our wallpaper install, they are completely unnoticeable!

Now that we had a freshly painted room with a beautiful wallpaper, we needed a bed that would be a statement. We finally decided on this beautiful bed from Wayfair! Gursheel still says he chose the bed (although it was actually me, :P). The bed was quick and easy to set up and with a bed frame and mattress, we were ready to put on the sheets and a nice duvet.

We went with all the bedding from IKEA since they are super affordable! But we purchased a beautiful pom pom duvet cover from Urban Outfitters. We then made a quick stop to Home Sense and chose some decorative pillows to complete the look.

Next, we decided to keep the curtain rods that were already in the room, but just changed the curtains to some textured white ones from IKEA. Again, super affordable but they look beautiful!

Our bedroom is quite large and there was space for a TV. We decided to purchase a dresser to place across the bed that was at a good height to place a TV to be able to watch from the bed. I loved this one I found on Wayfair! It is white and rustic and it has so many drawers! It is also sturdy and the perfect height to place a TV on top of. I just painted the hardware gold to match with the rest of the room. Finally I just added a couple of books and decorative items to complete the look.

Next, we purchased the Vittsjo shelf from IKEA to place all our books we had collected! This is honestly the messiest part of the room since it looks so cluttered. But I needed a place to display all our favourite things and this worked perfectly. I have recently changed my mentality and try to be minimalist in what I buy. I feel like things just take up so much space in life and I’d rather spend money on experiences rather than things. However, I wasn’t about to get rid of all these things so the Vittsjo shelf (that we spray painted gold) is perfect for now!

No room is complete without some plants! We have two plants as of now (we recently killed our third one, it was a sad day) that we adore: Pablo and Gutti! Our room would be incomplete without them and they make me so happy! I also have this Tellkiddo bag that I use to toss some of my clothes. This is better than just tossing them on the ground and I put them away properly when I get a chance.

Beside the dresser is our closet and I’ve done a closet organization post here where you can see what it looks like. I actually also love how organized and beautiful our closet looks. I also share some tips and tricks on how I keep clothes organized using the Kon Mari Method, you need to check out that post!

We don’t have any pictures in our room, but we do have a picture of us at our Anand Karaj (wedding) framed alongside our wedding Hukamnama. I had originally wanted to get a calligrapher to write our Hukamnama, however, they charged quite a bit. So, we decided to just write it ourselves. Gursheel had a temporary hobby as a calligrapher, so he wrote out the Hukamnama in pencil and I traced over it with a black marker. We placed the picture and the Hukamanma in IKEA frames (that we spray painted gold) and placed them side by side. We see them every morning when we wake up and they make for a great start to the day!

Just last week I bought the last item I felt we needed to complete the bedroom: the light fixture. We needed something that didn’t hang too low (so that it didn’t hit Gursheels head) but was affordable and went with the rest of the room. I had a picture in mind of what I wanted and we found the exact one at Home Sense! I’m sure it wasn’t the exact one but it sure looked like it! And it is perfect. Now our bedroom is complete and I had to do our bedroom reveal!

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

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our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

I really hope you enjoyed our bedroom reveal and feel inspired to decorate your room! What are your favourite ways to decorate your room? What was your favourite part of our bedroom reveal?

 

Kamfy Living

DIY – How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta – A Free Ebook by GetKamfortable!

03.05.18

Hi everyone, I hope you had an amazing February and are excited for the Spring, because it is almost here!! Today I have something super excited to share with you all: my first E-book!! It’s an E-book about How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta and I’m super happy with how it turned out! I wanted to create something for you all that will be helpful and get you excited about sewing. Depending on your feedback, I would love to make a tutorial for how to sew a salwar and eventually how to sew a kameez! But, I thought this tutorial on How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta would be the perfect starting point! And guess what? It’s FREE!! All you have to do is click on this link and enter your email, and the E-book will be emailed to you!

I thought an E-book would be the best way to share this tutorial with you. This way you can follow the pictures with their captions with steps to guide you!

Although the tutorial on How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta is super easy, it still requires you to have some understanding on how to use a sewing machine. Since every machine is different, it is hard for me to describe to you on how to set up your machine. However, I do share some tips and tricks and some basic steps that everyone needs to follow to set up the machine.

Supplies Required

There are only a couple of items required to sew gotta on dupatta, so make sure you buy quality products:

2.5 yards dupatta fabric (I like Chiffon, Georgette, and Net)

8 yards gotta (or ribbon, lace, piping, or whatever else you want to add to your dupatta)

good quality fabric scissors (mine are from Amazon and I love them)

sewing machine (I like this on on Amazon)

thread matching your dupatta/gotta

 

Gotta and dupatta fabric will be best found at your local Indian fabric store. They have the best selection and best prices! One time I went to the Fabric District in Toronto and they were charging me 40-50 dollars a yard for raw silk! The same fabric can be found at an Indian store for 5 dollars a yard! I personally like Jagjit Textiles in Brampton and Kapra Mandi in Surrey!

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

If you are already on my email list, the E-Book will be already be sent to you! However, if you would like your FREE copy of the How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta E-book, click here to sign up for my email and the E-book will be emailed to you!

Since this is my first E-Book, I would love to know what you guys think! Was it helpful? Was it informative? Should I add more pictures next time? More written instructions? Were the instructions confusing? Any feedback will be truly appreciated! Also, please let me know if you would be interested in a Salwar and Kameez stitching tutorial!

Feel free to message me about any questions you may have! Comment below, email me or message me on instagram! Your feedback and support means the world to me! Thanks you and I hope you love it!