It's time to inject some color into your taste buds with a new and exciting program, Spice Goddess with Bal Arneson. Get acquainted with a myriad of herbs and spices as Chef Bal demonstrates how everyday cooking can be delicious and hearty with just a sprinkle of spice! To top it off, Chef Bal shares her Indian recipes that can be easily replicated in your own kitchen. With a little dash of wit, a pinch of humor and a generous dose of flavor, Chef Bal ensures that your meals will never be bland again!
Hosted By: Bal Arneson
Twenty-three years ago, Bal Arneson came to Canada with no education, hardly any English and no family support. Her humble journey began from cleaning people’s home as a single mom and learning English in the evening. Today, she has her Master’s in Education and is a TV host and book author. Join Bal as she takes her family on one-of-a-kind adventures in the kitchen and outdoors on her latest show, Spice of Life with Bal Arneson, exclusively on the Asian Food Channel!
In 2010, Bal Arneson’s series, Spice Goddess, was launched on the US Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada. The show was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2011 and for the lifestyle category by NAMIC Vision Awards in 2012. Bal has appeared as a Judge on Iron Chef America and has judged with Bobby Flay on Bobby’s Dinner Battle. She has been one of the primary judges for Cooking with Fire, which aired nationwide in Canada.
Bal is the author of two best selling cookbooks: Everyday Indian and Quick & Healthy Indian, which won the Asian Cuisine category prize for Canada by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2012. She launched her third cookbook, Bal’s Spice Kitchen, in 2014.
Bal currently resides in Vancouver, Canada with her daughter, Anoop, and her son, Aaron. She enjoys rock climbing, camping and hiking with her kids and also adding a dash of adventure and spice into everyday life!