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I Am... Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Is there anything better than molten chocolate lava cake? It has the reputation of being basic, but if basic tastes like rich chocolate cake with a liquid, melty center, well, call me basic! I don't really know why people hate on lava cake so much. Yeah, it's a little over played, but I love desserts that combine hot and cold and a warm from the oven lava cake with creamy cold ice cream is my idea of awesome.

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I Am... Sunday Brunch: Cheeseburger and Egg Grilled Cheese Recipe

April is Grilled Cheese Month (who invents these things?!) and even though I'm not really about random food days/months, I'm all about grilled cheese, so bring it on! We couldn't let the month pass by without eating grilled cheese so we celebrated with this big breakfast monster: crusty country bread, two beef patties, an over easy egg, and so much cheese.

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I Am... Friday Finds: 4.21.17

It's still as rainy as ever, but I feel like it's starting to warm up a bit which makes me so, so happy. And, I just started my very own first sourdough starter, which makes me even happier! Can't wait to cultivate some wild yeast and do my first bake. I'm cautiously hopeful that my first loaf will be edible.

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I Am... Kenji’s Bolognese Recipe

I'm a huge fan of bolognese sauce. So much so that Mike and I even went on a pilgrimage to Bologna. It was half in jest and half in complete and utter seriousness. I needed to taste bolognese sauce from Bologna. Somehow I got it in my head that it would be the ultimate bolognese. I was planning on stuffing my face, 6 times over, eating all of the sauce I could possibly handle. Alas, it wasn't so, because, spoiler: it wasn't everything I dreamed it would be.

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I Am... The 6ix: Toronto City Guide

Believe it or not, both Mike and I have never been to the East Coast of Canada. That is, until last month, when we hit up Boston and decided to fly home via Toronto. At that point, I was all seafood-ed out and looking forward to diving into giant containers of poutine. I didn't look up anything in Toronto at all, thinking that we'd eat poutine all day, every day. I have to admit, going into it, I had zero expectations, good or bad. Well, actually, that's not really true. I kind of sort of went there not expecting much. All my friends here, on the West Coast, kind of think Toronto is a dump – sorry Torontonians! But, we figured we'd give it a good shake. After all, Drake loves the 6ix, why wouldn't we?

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I Am... Easter Egg Round Up: Devilishly Good Deviled Egg Recipes

I love deviled eggs! They're the perfect retro snack/appetizer/anytime food. To be honest, I'm not sure why people make deviled eggs around Easter. I think it has something to do with the fact that they have a lot of decorated boiled eggs lying around? But do people even eat the eggs that they decorate? Personally, I have no problem just boiling up a dozen eggs specifically for deviled eggs because, hello deliciousness! Here's a quick round up of the deviled eggs recipes that have been on I am a Food Blog throughout the years.

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I Am... Carrot Loaf Recipe

I'm a carrot cake purist. Give me a plain carrot cake over one filled with nuts or raisins or pineapples because carrot cakes with things in them are so not my jam. But, just in case you were wondering, I'm all about pineapples on pizza, no question there.

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I Am... Welsh Rarebit Recipe

Yesterday Mike and I had a little midnight snack! We aren't really midnight snackers, but I had just finished watching Blue is the Warmest Color and was feeling peckish – there are a lot of spaghetti shots in the movie. Which is very long and very French and very much full of sexy lesbian scenes. It won a Palme D'or in 2013 and is very highly regarded, except on Netflix, where it has a rating of one star. When Mike suggested it I was a little skeptical but was very quickly drawn in. Mike not so much because he fell asleep. The acting was excellent so I recommend it if you like foreign films about the exquisite ecstasy of falling in and out of love.

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I Am... Easter Eats: Jamie Oliver’s Lamb Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

I love shepherd's pie with a passion. Well, wait, let me correct that statement: I love cottage pies because that's what I grew up with, the main difference between shepherd's and cottage being what kind of meat you use. Shepherd's pies are made with lamb because shepherds herd sheep and cottage pies are called cottage because...well, I'm not too sure where that one comes from.

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I Am... Sunday Brunch: How to Make Breakfast Strata without a Recipe

Recently, I found a sad baguette lounging on the kitchen countertop. Mike had picked it up, with the optimism that we'd eat it, I don't know, for breakfast or something? I think we had about a quarter of it one morning, with some soft scrambled eggs. We both promptly forgot about it, until I discovered it, old and forgotten, left to languish without having fulfilled it's life's purpose.

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I Am... Boston: A City Built on Seafood

[caption id="attachment_17960" align="alignnone" width="1450"] I love the fact that this gorgeous building was on Milk Street. If only all streets were named after food![/caption] Seafood towers make me really excited. I can still remember my very first ever seafood tower. It was with Mike, very early on in our budding romance, at a downtown Vancouver institution. I had a day off from work and it was a gloriously sunny spring day, something that is rare in our grey city. The sunshine had a celebratory sort of feel to it and to make it even better, Mike took me on a surprise date. We sat on the patio and Mike ordered a seafood tower. I had never had one before and I'm not sure if Mike was trying to impress me, or if it was just because he had a thing for seafood, but when it came I straight up turned into the heart-eye emoji. It was glorious and ever since then I've been a huge fan of seafood towers, because what could be better than sunshine, icy-cold fresh seafood, and your favorite person?

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I Am... Sunday Brunch: Breakfast Pizza with Ham and Egg Recipe

I'm obsessed with mini things. I want everything mini. Mike even bought a Mini Cooper because he knows I love mini things. I can't help it, I just think everything mini is better! Just this morning, Mike and I were chatting about how I want to make breakfast grilled cheese and I said, what about MINI breakfast grilled cheese sliders? He straight up shot me down because according to him: mini does not taste better.

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