Michelle Peters - Jones

The Tiffin Box is a food, recipe and review website based in Edmonton, AB, Canada. I create original recipes, and recipes inspired by my family, and write about East Indian, British and Canadian food, with a strong focus on using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.

My Blogs

Mango Sangria With White Zinfandel and Lychee Liqueur

School's out and I've been enjoying every moment of summer. Last week I made ice cream on live TV. Yes really, and if you don't believe me the proof, they say is in the pudding (ok, ok, that was a bad pun).. ....more

Giveaway - Win Tickets to Cavalia's Odysseo! ((Edmonton and Area Only)

Credits: Pascal Ratthé, reproduced with permission from Cavalia....more

Elderflower and Strawberry Popsicles + Cuisipro Pop Molds Giveaway

The day I discovered elderflower cordial is probably one of the best days of my life. I was at a summer picnic, hosted by one of my professors in his beautiful house in the English countryside. It was a hot, sunny summer day, one of those gorgeous days that, as every Brit knows, come only once in a blue moon ....more

Coronation Turkey Salad

The original coronation chicken is a classic fifties' style British salad that, in my humble opinion, deserved to be brought back... and quickly. When the Turkey Farmers of Canada gave me my May/ June brief, they asked for a salad, and I knew almost immediately that I was going to be riffing on this very delicious, lightly spiced salad that I was addicted to during my time in England.Coronation salad has an interesting history ....more

Mango Lime Margaritas (Virgin or Alcoholic)

One of the saddest times in my life is always the end of mango season. Growing up in India, mangoes were synonymous with summer, and school holidays, and the end of season meant the inexorable approach of the monsoon rains and school starting up again. It was not all bad ....more

Mango Ginger Sorbet + A Donvier Ice Cream Machine Giveaway

Spring and summer weather is finally (finally!) here in Edmonton, and I can't wait to cook and post recipes that zing with flavour and freshness. To celebrate the warm weather, I have the perfect giveaway. What screams summer better than ice cream? ...more

Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls (Kheema Pav)

You might have been wondering why you haven't heard from me for a few weeks....more

Eat Alberta 2014 - Come Cook, Play, Learn

Learn how to cook this delicious dal in a hands on session with me. If there was one event that really integrated me into the food community here in Edmonton, it was Eat Alberta (2011 and 2012) I first went in as a participant, then a volunteer, and this year I am proud to announce that I will be one of the presenters at this celebration of local food.Want to come and cook delicious food with me? And also learn about local food, attend food and wine tastings and meet lots of like minded people?You shouldn't miss Eat Alberta 2014 ....more

Indian Festival Specials - Thandai (Spiced Chilled Milk) for Holi

It's Holi. Holi-day. Yay! ...more

Indian Street Food (and Drinks) - Saffron, Cardamom and Rosewater Lassi

There are a few things I miss about India. Having been back for close to four weeks now, Adz and I are slowly adjusting back to normal life... well, if normal life means dealing with early morning school runs, -42 C, layers and layers of clothes and frozen nose hair (yes, really!) February and March aren't usually this bad in Edmonton, but this year seems unusually harsh ....more