145 of The Best mains Recipes on the Internet

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Mini California Sushi Cones

If you know anything about the sushi world in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard of Hidekazu Tojo. He’s kind of a big dill (food pun!) around here, or at least he was before sushi became just as ubiquitous as burgers and fries….

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Fried Chicken Grilled Cheese

As you guys know, I’m a huge grilled cheese fan. And by grilled cheese I mean, buttered bread pan-fried until the cheese is melty and gooey and the outside of the bread is crisp and the inside of the bread…

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Mini Corn Dogs

Are you into corn dogs? Corn batter dipped deep fried deliciousness is totally my jam. So much so that once, on a camping trip, I brought along a box of frozen corn dogs so Mike and I could roast them over…

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st. patrick's day pot of gold pasta - orecchiette with yellow tomatoes and bocconcini recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Pasta: Orecchiette with Yellow Tomatoes and Bocconcini

Is anyone else out there a little freaked out by St. Patrick’s Day? I mean, I like celebrations as much as any other person, but this one seems a little weird. Green beer, leprechauns, and being able to pinch someone…

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3.14 Pi Day Mini Hainanese Chicken Pot Pies

It’s Pi Day! I’m not much of a math geek – in fact, I’m completely the opposite, but Pi Day means pies, so of course I had to make some. I purposefully made four tiny pies so I could cut…

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Chicken Yakisoba

I have a thing for Japanese drinks. I love how the Japanese market puts out drinks for every occasion, most probably due to the fact that there are one or five vending machines on each street corner. The prolific nature of…

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3 Ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo

The first time I even laid my eyes on fettuccine alfredo was in the lunch line in elementary school. I had my little orange plastic tray with the tiny cup of milk and a bun. At the end of the…

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Ivan Ramen Toasted Rye Ramen Noodles

Have you guys ever watched Kung Fu Panda? It happens to be one of my favorite animated movies. It has everything: the laughs, the feels, and the hero’s journey featuring a fat and friendly panda. The movie starts off with Po,…

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How to Make Chicken Pot Pie Pizza

I like making pizza in the winter because it’s doubly generous: heating up the oven warms up the house and eating a hearty pizza warms my soul. This chicken pot pie pizza is what happens when you don’t want to make…

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Steamed Whole Fish with Pasta

The other day Mike and I went out for a lunch date. It’s not something we do very often, but it just so happened that we were both able to get away for the day. Initially we planned on going…

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Honey Garlic Beef Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m a honey garlic fan. I almost feel like I can make honey garlic sauce and dip everything into it. My favorite growing up was honey garlic pork. Even though I was the pickiest kid on…

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Ahi Tuna Poke Quinoa Bowl

Confession: I’ve never been to Hawaii. I feel like I’ve been to quite a lot of places in the world, but for some reason I never made it to Hawaii. I don’t know why because I feel like I would fit…

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Chashu Pork Steamed Bao Recipe

Have I said it yet – have I said Happy New Year!? I can’t believe it’s 2016 – insane! If I haven’t, let me take this chance to wish you a happy and healthy new year; I hope it brings…

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Newcastle Brown Ale Pulled Duck Nachos

When I think of beer, I think of nachos. And nachos are one of my all time favorite food groups. I’ve been known to make people restaurant hop in search of nachos. One year, my dearest friends and I had…

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Slow Braised Japanese Chashu Pork

I get absurdly nostalgic around the holidays, even for things that happened just a year or two ago. I feel just as much for the memories formed just a short while ago (as short as last week!) as I feel…

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The Ultimate Meat-Lovers Pizza

Happy December! I’m so excited it’s finally here: the perfect month to cozy up, listen to Christmas music, and eat pizza. When I was a kid I had an obsession with pepperoni pizza. The thing is, I didn’t eat it…

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Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken Strips

Mike and I spent the last week or so in Iceland and I’m completely smitten. I feel like this country has it all: gorgeously fluffy sheep, black sand beaches, glaciers, and an increased chance of seeing the aurora. We had been…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Five Ways

I know this guy whose family used to eat a turkey dinner every month. I’m talking oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, the entire works. He used to complain about it, but it sounded (still sounds) like heaven to a turkey…

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Mini Beef Wellingtons

Do you ever find yourself obsessed with TV shows? It happens to me a lot, especially if I have the self-restraint to wait until a show is completed so I can binge watch. There’s something so satisfying about clicking next…

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Scoobi Doo Pasta with Burrata and Tomatoes

Did you guys know that spiral macaroni (cavatappi) is also known as scoobi doo? I find that completely hilarious and cute. It makes me want to eat spiral macaroni all the much more now that I know that it has a…

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Mini Sriracha Honey Chicken Skewers

It’s well documented that I have an obsession with mini food things. Here’s a secret: I’ve always dreamed of starting a food blog solely for miniature foods. I would die of cuteness every single time I’d  work on it. Maybe…

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Pumpkin and Pork Cheesy Stuffed Shells

It’s a pumpkin party! October is pumpkin season and even though I haven’t been to the pumpkin patch, I’ve been pumpkin-ing it up like crazy. I know there’s a bit of pumpkin backlash, what with the obsessions with pumpkin spice…

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Dan Dan Zucchini Noodle Soup

Every time I make zoodles, I turn to Mike and say, “we really should eat more zoodles.” I’m a huge zucchini fan, regardless of how it’s cooked, but turn them into noodles and I’m a zucchini monster. Zoodles are delicious no…

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BLT Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice – is there anything better? I love how you can take innocent, singular ingredients and turn them into so much more. It’s funny how much regular, plain rice can change from being fluffy and slightly sticky, to crisp,…

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Miso Dijon Green Bean Mushroom Salad

Have you ever seen something random that totally restores your sense of wonder in the world? Something like: a double rainbow, a bushel of ears-not-up-yet corgis, or maybe even a truck filled to the brim with green beans? I saw the last one…

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Honey Jalapeño Tofu Nuggets

September has always been my favorite month (I’ve mentioned it before, I’m sure), not just because it’s my birthday month, but because it’s back-to-school. It’s been many years since I’ve been back-to-school but I still love that crisp autumn air,…

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The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich and a Shun Knife and Boos Block Giveaway!

It’s my birthday today! Are you guys big on celebrating your birthday? For as long as I remember, my birthday has been an obsession of mine. It’s probably just a bit (okay, a lot) egotistical, but I just love the…

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen

Sunday Brunch is back, baby! I dropped the ball on that one for a little bit, but now that the weather is cooling off a bit, Sunday Brunch is back with a bang. I absolutely love Sunday brunch and I can’t…

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Mini No-Knead Pizzas

If you could choose between one giant pizza with your favorite topping or many, many (16, exactly) little pizzas with lots of different combinations of toppings, what would you chose? Hands down, I’d chose the mini pizzas, for two reasons: their…

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Meatball Parmesan Sliders

They say the way into someone’s heart is a through their stomach. In my case, I have a sandwich shaped keyhole in my tummy that will let you right in – I absolutely love sandwiches. Earlier this year, while Mike and…

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Avocado Pasta Recipe

Avocado pasta has been floating around the internet forever but even though I have a major obsession with avocados, I was never compelled to give it a go. I just couldn’t really imagine warm avocado sauce. It’s not that I had…

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Smoked Salmon and Avocado Summer Rolls

Happy Monday friends! Did you guys have a good one? We had a big ol’ Vietnamese eating and drinking party on Saturday. According to Mike, these parties are called “nhậu.” Basically a bunch of people get together, drink and consume massive amounts of…

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Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Quick-Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Sometimes it feels like everyday is Taco Tuesday around these parts. I’m not complaining though – I’ll never say no to a fluffy, soft tortilla filled with deliciousness. Especially when that deliciousness is a decidedly Vietnamese take on fish tacos….

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One Pot Pasta: Tomato, Basil and Burrata Spaghetti

This is a quickie! Quick and easy recipes that I don’t have much to say about, aside from the fact that they taste awesome and you should give them a go! It’s the simple dishes, especially in hot weather, that…

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Turkey Banh Mi Burger

Sometimes people are weird about fusion food. I think it stems from a time when fusion meant foods that went together that just didn’t make sense. Now, I feel like all the best food is fusion, even if it isn’t…

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Avocado Chicken Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls

One of the things I love most about summer are the long evenings that stretch out from early afternoon all the way until the sun dips behind the horizon. Here, at the height of summer, the sun sets just after 10…

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Slow-Cooked Baby Back Ribs Dinner Party!

One of my dear friend’s birthdays is coming up and since, on his actual birthday, he’ll be up in the air, unable to make it to a celebratory dinner party, I decided to throw him one early. I take birthdays…

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Spicy Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

Mike and I have been on a huge vegetable kick lately. We must be growing up or something because all of a sudden, we can’t get enough vegetables. When I was a kid I don’t remember eating vegetables at all;…

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Four Cheese Pizza: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Brie and Ricotta

You know, I never really got the appeal of cheese pizza. Growing up, my pizza of choice was always ham and pineapple. I’m pretty sure that was due to the fact that when I was a kid, I didn’t know what other…

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How to make: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings

Nothing makes me happier than a GIANT plate of fried chicken. Especially if there are fries on the side. I indulge in fried chicken probably way more than I should, but I cannot get over how delicious it is. I…

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