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Friday Links: 12.19.2014

Woah! Christmas is coming up fast! It's the last Friday before the big day – are you guys ready? It's just me and Mike in Tokyo so we're planning on a DIY takoyaki party on Christmas Eve and a traditional Japanese Christmas dinner of KFC and a potato salad tree. It's pretty Christmas-y over here – there are countless illuminations (Christmas light displays) and almost all the stores blast Christmas music 24/7. Last Sunday we wandered around Ginza, a glitzy shopping street full of luxury shops and fancy department stores. On Sundays they close the main street so it's pedestrian only, making it perfect for window shopping or grabbing a snack and people watching.

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Sweet Side Dish: Holiday Quinoa Recipe

For me, it's always about the sides. I could make a meal out of side dishes and to be honest, I have, many times. This Christmas quinoa salad has what I think of as wintertime flavours: dried cranberries, crispy crunchy pears, toasted pecans, and oranges. It comes together quickly and is a perfect light and fresh counterpoint to all the hot dishes that are at the table at Christmas.

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Treats to Make and Gift: a Recipe Round-Up

Come Christmas, I'm all about the baked goods, all the time. So just in case you're not sure what you're going to bake this year, I have a quick little round up from my archives for you.

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Party in a Jar: Mini Sriracha Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

If you're a fan of food blogs and you don't live under a rock, you probably know Molly, the gorgeously happy voice behind My Name is Yeh. I had the pleasure of meeting Molly (and being her date!) in real life at Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards and let me tell you, she's just as sunshiny and friendly in real life as she is online.

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Friday Links: 12.19.2014

Woah! Christmas is coming up fast! It’s the last Friday before the big day – are you guys ready? It’s just me and Mike in Tokyo so we’re planning on a DIY takoyaki party on Christmas Eve and a traditional...

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sweet side dish: christmas quinoa salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sweet Side Dish: Holiday Quinoa Recipe

For me, it’s always about the sides. I could make a meal out of side dishes and to be honest, I have, many times. This Christmas quinoa salad has what I think of as wintertime flavours: dried cranberries, crispy...

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edible gift round up - www.iamafoodblog.com

Treats to Make and Gift: a Recipe Round-Up

Come Christmas, I’m all about the baked goods, all the time. So just in case you’re not sure what you’re going to bake this year, I have a quick little round up from my archives for...

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sriracha chicken pot pie recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Party in a Jar: Mini Sriracha Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

If you’re a fan of food blogs and you don’t live under a rock, you probably know Molly, the gorgeously happy voice behind My Name is Yeh. I had the pleasure of meeting Molly (and being her date!) in...

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pancake cake recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sunday Brunch: Epic Rice Cooker Pancake Recipe

If you wander around Tokyo, you’ll start to notice random line ups outside restaurants. People might be politely queuing for that ultimate bowl of ramen, a bag of artisanal popcorn, or (and this is the most likely) a plate...

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Vegan(!) Creamy Corn Soup Recipe and a Giveaway!

I’m a huge soup fan. Chunky, smooth, creamy, or noodle-y, come wintertime, I want all the soups, all the time. Thankfully, not all soups take hours to make. This corn soup, thickened with a bit of tofu and seasoned...

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Friday Links: 12.12.2014

I am so incredibly obsessed with Tokyo’s pastry game. It seems like everywhere I go I see something I want to eat. The cake above, Sadaharu Aoki’s Matcha Adzuki has delicious layers of matcha buttercream, dark chocolate genoise,...

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Matcha Coconut Macaroons Recipe: Holiday Cookies with a Twist

Christmas time means cookies and around these parts, Christmas cookies most definitely mean macaroons. No, I don’t mean those delicate, finicky French macaron – I mean crisp and coconutty haystacks. A good coconut macaroon is a delicious...

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spicy vietnamese noodle soup: bun bo hue recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Bun Bo Hue Recipe: The Spicy Vietnamese Noodle Soup You Never Knew You Loved

Any good cook will tell you that soups are a labour of love. Generally, they take time and a little bit of effort, but like any thing that is worth waiting for, they are absolutely heartwarming. Soups, especially noodle soups,...

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Sunday Brunch: Holiday Gingerbread Cardamom Waffles Recipe

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can...

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Friday Links: 12.05.14

It’s full on Christmas decorations and music over here in Tokyo. I can’t wait to buy myself a traditional Christmas cake! Apparently, they celebrate Christmas by eating fried chicken (preferably from KFC) and having a strawberries and...

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Grilled Cheese Recipes: Sandwiches for the Holiday Season!

I find December incredibly hectic, more so than any other month. There are always a bunch of things I’m forever falling behind on, so I always remind myself to take a break when I need it because when I get stressed, I...

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