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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…

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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, are…

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Turkey Pho Recipe

We had Thanksgiving at my brother’s house this year (back when it was Canadian Thanksgiving, over a month ago!) and the part I was most looking forward to was the leftovers: specifically, the turkey bones. I had thought that my…

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Turkey Fried Rice Recipe

Maybe you don’t want to make a whole turkey for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re already looking forward to turkey leftovers. Whatever you might be feeling, this turkey fried rice is for you! It’s perfect for when you’re looking for a…

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Lemongrass Braised Turkey Legs Recipe

It’s an I am a Food Blog Thanksgiving! I made a tiny Thanksgiving for two featuring some Asian flavours. I LOVE any holiday that revolves around eating, so it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is a pretty exciting day (okay, week)…

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Whenever I’m looking to make a fast and easy dinner I turn to seafood. It cooks up in a flash and takes on flavours well. Shrimp is one of my go-to seafoods, if only because I usually have frozen shrimp…

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Spam Mac and Cheese Recipe

As a kid, I was the pickiest eater. My favourite meal was plain white rice, if even that. Mostly, my mom let me get away with eating bowls of Cocoa Pebbles for dinner. There were a couple of other things…

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Grilled Cheese Pizza Recipe

When an email popped into my inbox proclaiming “OMG! It’s How Sweet’s Invisible Internet Friends Baby Shower!” it was hard not to get excited. I’m incredibly happy for Jessica (a dear friend and sweetheart), who has had a whirlwind of a year…

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Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

It’s been a fabulous October so far: super sunny days, crisp air, blue skies, and rainbow leaves falling everywhere. But, like all good things, perfect weather can’t last forever and we’ve been getting more and more rain. I love rain…

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Acorn Squash Lasagna Recipe

Once it’s sweater weather, I’m all about the cozy and nothing is more cozy than a big pan of lasagna. I even find the act of making lasagna super comforting. I even love getting my hands all saucy and cheesy….

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Sunday Brunch: Spaghetti and Eggs 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 chill…

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Spam and Egg Salad Roll Recipe

Growing up, one of my favourite meals was spam, eggs, and rice. It doesn’t sound particularly Chinese, but spam, or luncheon meat, is actually a pretty big part of Chinese cuisine. You’ll see it in so many dishes on the menus…

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Chinese Sausage Carbonara Recipe

I wish I was one of those put-together people who have the foresight to have a fully stocked pantry and fridge. Instead, when I open up my fridge, I’m usually looking at limp, forgotten lettuce and frozen peas. I’m forever heading…

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Honey Garlic Eggplant Recipe

My mom’s a huge gardener and she always has been. Even when she was a little kid, she spent her days helping my grandma in the garden. Now, even though she’s living in the middle of the city with a concrete…

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Tonkatsu Salad Roll Recipe + a Giveaway!

Vietnamese gỏi cuốn are one of those funny foods that go by all sorts of names in English. I’ve seen them called Summer rolls, fresh Spring rolls, and salad rolls. I’ve always known them as salad rolls so that’s what I’m going…

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Yakiudon Recipe

To me, there’s nothing more comforting that a steaming hot bowl of noodles. If you’ve ever watched Ratatouille (I love that movie!), you’ll recall this scene where the food critic is instantly brought back to childhood when he has a bite of ratatouille….

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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…

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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 and…

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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 even…

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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 were,…

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Pulled Pork Fried Rice Recipe

When I have a bunch of leftover meat I tend to make fried rice. I’ve made it with leftover fried chicken, porchetta and yes, even pulled pork. Pulled pork fried rice is definitely a bestovers kind of thing. You can clean…

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Crispy Honey Garlic Soy Baked Chicken Wing Recipe

The other day I woke up from a recurring nightmare that I have that’s somewhat based on reality. In my dream, it’s minutes before a big party with all of my friends and family. Chicken wings are on the menu – there’s…

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Crispy Sriracha Honey Lime Tofu Recipe

Tofu: do you love it or hate it? I’m definitely a lover. Sometimes, when I’m prepping up a block, I’ll sneak a bite or two, of cold, unadorned tofu. I’m probably one of the few people in the world who…

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Best Burger Recipe

I’m on a burger kick. Possibly due the fact that I ordered 48 Martin’s Potato Rolls. You know how in fashion there’s a have-to-get-it item every season? All the celebrities have it, there’s a massive wait list and there are multiple knock offs…

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Filet o’ Fish and Fries Burger Recipe

Back when I was a kid, I was the pickiest eater in all the land, I used to hate pickles. They were sour, they were green, they were crunchy and they just were no good very bad things, in my books. All that…

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Vietnamese Steak and Vermicelli Bowl Recipe

In the summertime (okay, actually, really, all the time) I am all about the steaks. I think my steak-deprived childhood has turned me into a steak fiend. But really, it’s hard not to love steak, especially when there are so…

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Pea and Avocado Pizza Recipe

Have you ever set off your fire alarm while cooking? More often than not, when I’m making pizza, I’ll be rewarded with the high pitched beep of the fire alarm. It’s not that the pizza burns or anything is actually smoking, but…

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Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

I am a huge fan of cooked lettuce. It sounds a little funny, but hear me out. I grew up eating Chinese food and salad just does not exist in traditional Chinese cuisine – lettuce is always cooked. There are no raw…

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Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice Recipe

Have you ever had Chinese long beans? They’re kind of like green beans, but super-long. They’re a bit denser than green beans, not as crisp and a bit nuttier. I absolutely LOVE them, especially when fried up with eggs.

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Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken Recipe

The weather’s warming up and long weekends are on the horizon. You know what that means…grill season! I know I say I love a lot of things, but I really, really love summer barbecues. I guess I’m being slightly deceptive…

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Vietnamese Quinoa Salad Recipe

I’ll take any excuse to go out and have a picnic. There’s something about eating out in the open air that reminds me of carefree summer days. I’m not too picky when it comes to packing food for a picnic….

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Caramelized Shrimp Pizza Recipe

I think pizza is one of those perfect foods. (Along with noodles, potatoes and bread. I’m a carb fiend, what can I say…) I’m pretty sure I could eat pizza every day, especially since it lends itself so nicely to variation/experimentation. I topped…

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Lamb and Peas Lasagna Recipe

I have an obsessive personality, I admit. I’ll binge watch TV shows, speed-read dystopian teen novel series and spend hours googling the heck out of things like different dumpling doughs. And although I find these things immensely interesting and immersive,…

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Shiitake Quinoa Salad Recipe

I LOVE mushrooms. Mushrooms are pure earthy, umami deliciousness. I just don’t get people who don’t love mushrooms. If you’re a mushroom hater it’s probably because you haven’t found your spirit mushroom cooking method. See, even though all mushrooms essentially have the…

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Porchetta Recipe Redux and Book Pre-order Link!

Guys, it’s been an roller coaster week of firsts for me: first time holding my new baby nephew, first iphone dropped in a sink full of soapy water and…my first cookbook, Easy Gourmet, available for preorder!! I’ve been keeping my book…

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Shrimp Asparagus Pizza Recipe

How necessary is it for you to be food compatible with your other? Would you break up (okay, too extreme, let’s say fight) with someone over pizza toppings? Would you truly be compatible with someone if they were an avid…

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Porchetta Pizza Recipe

I made a batch of no-knead pizza dough the other day and proceeded to go on a pizza making binge. No-knead pizza dough is seriously the BEST. THING. EVER. Seriously, all you do is mix up flour, water, yeast and…

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kalbi baby back ribs recipe

Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

I used to be considered somewhat of a “baby back ribs expert” in my family. Back in high school I had an obsession with barbecue baby back ribs. I didn’t have a DIY smoker or anything like that. Nope, I…

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lemongrass pork meatball quinoa bowl recipe

Lemongrass Pork Meatball Quinoa Bowl Recipe

You know that awkward stage when you’ve just started dating someone and you go over to their parents’ place for dinner? Everyone’s smiling and making small talk about the weather and you’re basically worried about sounding coherent and likeable at…

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Honey Mustard Chicken Thigh Recipe

Have you guys ever played that game where all the animals in the world disappear and you can only eat one kind of meat for the rest of your life? (I know this isn’t relevant to all those non-meat eaters…

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