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Friday Links: 8.22.2014

It's FRIDAY! I had a super busy-yet-not-busy kind of week. I'm kind of stuck in a strange place right now and am trying to get back into the swing of things. Do you guys ever feel like shaking up your routine has a negative affect on your creativity and productivity? I'm a routine lover and change freaks me out so I'm going to spend the weekend relaxing and not thinking about anything at all. It's going to be filled with pancakes, meat and noodles. It's going to be good.

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Caramelized Pork Taco Recipe

I'm obsessed with DIY dinners. You know the kind: your friend invites you over for a nice sit-down dinner. You're expecting something plated, maybe a fancy pasta or a steak. Then they whip out the grill and all of a sudden you're doing Korean BBQ. Or maybe they have a takoyaki maker and everyone around you is expertly making perfect ball-shaped food. I am totally that friend. If you're invited to dinner at my place, there's a good chance you'll be making (or at least assembling) your own food.

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Coconut Almond Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispie treats bring me straight back to childhood. There were one of the first things I made in the kitchen. I remember bringing a rice krispie treat home to share with my mom (my daycare teacher did a lesson on measuring) and I was so proud. I thought it was the greatest thing I ever did. My mom didn't quite agree. It may have been the neon-greenness of it (food colouring) or maybe the copious rainbow sprinkles, but something about that square did not say delicious to her. I was okay with that though, because it meant more for me!

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Sunday Stuff 8.17.2014

I'm in Summerland, BC for a wedding this weekend (congrats Klaus + Marie!) and it's gorgeous, but not as summery as I was expecting! It's totally reminding me that I should eat as many summer salads as I can, so I rounded up ALL the summer salads that I need to eat before fall creeps in. Also, true story, there are no doughnuteries in Summerland. I did a google search and there were no doughnuts to be found. So, I did the next best thing and stared at these panda doughnuts from Japan.

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Friday Links: 8.22.2014

It’s FRIDAY! I had a super busy-yet-not-busy kind of week. I’m kind of stuck in a strange place right now and am trying to get back into the swing of things. Do you guys ever feel like shaking up...

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caramelized pork taco recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Caramelized Pork Taco Recipe

I’m obsessed with DIY dinners. You know the kind: your friend invites you over for a nice sit-down dinner. You’re expecting something plated, maybe a fancy pasta or a steak. Then they whip out the grill and all of...

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coconut almond rice krispies - www.iamafoodblog.com

Coconut Almond Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispie treats bring me straight back to childhood. There were one of the first things I made in the kitchen. I remember bringing a rice krispie treat home to share with my mom (my daycare teacher did a lesson on...

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Sunday Stuff 8.17.2014

I’m in Summerland, BC for a wedding this weekend (congrats Klaus + Marie!) and it’s gorgeous, but not as summery as I was expecting! It’s totally reminding me that I should eat as many summer salads as I can,...

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How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken used to be the only thing I ate at Japanese restaurants. My dad tried to get me to eat sashimi, but as a 7-year-old, raw fish kind of grossed me out. I got over that pretty quickly though...

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Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp and Burrata Recipe

Squid ink is kind of a weird ingredient – jet-black, inky and distinctively rich and briny. It pairs well with, you guessed it, seafood. Last year, while travelling through Europe, I saw it everywhere: in pasta, in rice and...

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Peach Pistachio Caramel Crumble Recipe

I used to LOVE eating canned peaches. The syrupy sweetness, the strange canned mealy texture, the convenience of those little snack cups – they were the perfect treat for my five-year-old self. I can’t remember the last time I ate...

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Sunday Stuff 8.10.2014

The past week I spent a lot of time reading, enjoying the sun, and doing one of what I consider a most indulgent past time – watching movie trailers. Mike and I don’t go to the theatres a lot – I prefer...

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What’s in my Kitchen: Utensils Edition

I decided to start a buying guide, just because so many people ask me what’s in my kitchen. This series started out life as “The Best (fill-in-the-blank)” but some people are a bit fanatical about the phrase “the best.”...

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Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad. Definitely the salad I make a beeline to at all picnics, barbecues and potlucks. Often I’m disappointed so, to negate that, I’m usually the one bringing potato salad to the party. This is a super quick, super easy...

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Taiwanese Meat Sauce and Rice Recipe

Do you guys ever miss high school? Let me clarify – I don’t mean the school part of it, or the cliques or classes, I just mean the after school snacks. Man, after school snacks were the bomb. Snacks...

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Buttermilk Waffle Recipe with Bourbon Cherry Sauce

A couple of weeks ago we had houseguests. One of them wanted to head out for Sunday brunch, but I was feeling entirely too lazy to put on real clothes and head out so the only logical thing to...

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