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Shrimp and Spring Vegetable Cauliflower Rice Paella Recipe

Give me all the carbs all the time, except when I'm feeling like it's spring and it's time to come out of hibernation. Don't get me wrong, I'll never give up rice for real, but sometimes a lighter meal is called for and in times like these, it's cauliflower rice to the rescue!

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Friday Finds: 5.19.17

The other day I had a HUGE craving for a ginger cookie. Mike and I had just finished an epic walk and were about to start grocery shopping so it felt like the perfect storm: I walked off the cookie before I ate it and we could buy a cookie at the store. We went to that familiar green signed chain that rhymes with Swole Dudes but all of their cookies were massive —I'm talking the size of my head massive— and I just couldn't do it. So, instead we bought our random selection of root vegetables and went on our merry way.

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Mie Goreng/Indonesian Fried Noodle Recipe

I think I could eat some form of noodles every day of my life and I would be happy. Noodles are life and these Indonesian fried noodles, or mie goreng —which literally means noodles fried— is one of my favorite dishes. I grew up eating the instant noodle version and to me, mie goreng is comfort food, through and through. I feel like I ate instant mie goreng as an after school snack everyday in high school.

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Kimchi Stew with Mochi and Egg Recipe

While Mike was editing these photos (I took them waaaaaaaaaay back), he asked me: Is this recipe just take kimchi stew out of the fridge and heat it up? I laughed and said, YES! Okay, it's not as easy as just taking a container out of the fridge, but making kimchi stew is one of my favorite things to do because it is, actually, incredibly easy, especially if you happen to have a bunch of leftover protein on hand. Essentially all it is, is: caramelized onions, a protein, kimchi, dashi, mirin, and some gochujang for spice.

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Shrimp and Spring Vegetable Cauliflower Rice Paella Recipe

This was my first time making cauliflower rice and I was a little skeptical. Turns out my fears were for naught because the cauliflower cooked up tender crisp in that way you want vegetables to taste. This paella is light and flavorful and full of health. The flavors are the paella you know and love thanks to the saffron and smoked paprika, and I never missed the rice one bit!

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Friday Finds: 5.19.17

The other day I had a HUGE craving for a ginger cookie. Mike and I had just finished an epic walk and were about to start grocery shopping so it felt like the perfect storm: I walked off the cookie before I ate it and we could buy a cookie at the store. We went […]

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Mie Goreng Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mie Goreng/Indonesian Fried Noodle Recipe

Noodles are life and this Indonesian version, mie goreng, is one of my favorite dishes. I grew up eating the instant noodle version so for me, mie goreng is comfort food, through and through. What makes this dish is the sauce. Its main flavor comes from kecap manis, a super sweet and sticky, almost molasses-like soy sauce. It’s super addictive.

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Kimchi Stew with Mochi and Egg Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Kimchi Stew with Mochi and Egg Recipe

Making kimchi stew is one of my favorite things to do because it is incredibly easy, especially if you happen to have a bunch of leftover protein on hand. You can fancy it up if you like with a soft onsen egg and some crispy mochi bits but it tastes just as good with a bowl of plain white rice.

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10 Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat!

It’s spring time which means time for salad! Get in the mood for sunshine with these simple salads: Salmon, Fennel, and Cucumber Cold Noodle Salad A cold noodle salad filled with flaky ruby red salmon, impossibly sweet tomatoes, cucumbers, and crunchy fennel tossed in a toasted sesame, rice vinegar and lemon dressing. Miso Dijon Sesame […]

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Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I made cookies for my mom for mother’s day. These cookies are right up my mom’s alley: nutty brown butter, crisp edges with a soft and chewy centre, pools of chocolate and little bits of Skor. So good!

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Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Quick and easy Philly cheesesteaks: thinly sliced steak with peppers, onions, provolone and American cheese!

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Sweet and Savory Garlic Shallot Grilled Chicken - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sweet and Savory Garlic Shallot Grilled Chicken

Mike and I just had our first ever grilling session of the season with some amazing sweet and savory fish sauce chicken skewers!

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Citrus Sage Tonic Recipe

A citrus-full tonic, sunny and sweet :)

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How to Frost a Unicorn Sheet Cake

The perfect millennial pink cake, with gold flecks!

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Cinco de Mayo Margarita Party!

I don’t need an excuse for Mexican food or margaritas, but if I did, cinco de mayo provides that perfect one!

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How to Make Homemade Clotted Cream

Homemade clotted cream – thick, rich, and perfect for spreading onto cream scones (or toast!) for afternoon tea.

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