129 of The Best mains Recipes on the Internet

sweet and sour crispy chicken strips recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 skewer recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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tan tan zoodles recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 mustard sesame bean salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 jalapeno tofu nuggets recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 ramen recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 pizza recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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salmon avocado summer rolls recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 ribs recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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shrimp and zucchini noodles recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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buttermilk fried chicken wings recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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Vietnamese Braised Beef Tacos

Are you guys fans of throwing dinner parties? I absolutely LOVE having people over for dinner. Mike, on the other hand, isn’t such a fan. He thinks I get a little too crazy with the prep and planning. So I’ve…

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lemon rosemary roast chicken thighs recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Oven-Roasted Rosemary Chicken Thighs, Sugar Snap Peas & Quinoa

Hey Guys! Sorry for the little break in posting – I spent the last couple of days running around NYC going to meetings and eating everything in sight. I had a great time but it feels SO good to be home….

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Tomato and Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipe

While I was living in Japan, I ate my fill of Japanese foods: ramen, soba, udon, katsu, yakitori, curry, tempura, sushi, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, anything remotely Japanese, I was all over it. But sometimes, out of nowhere, a pizza craving would hit and…

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Sliders with Jalapeño Burger Sauce

I am loving Spring. The days are getting longer and it’s finally starting to warm up. Mike and I sat on our deck yesterday and soaked up the sun. I even needed a hat – it was glorious. Now that…

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crispy oven baked thighs recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Crispy Oven Fried Panko Chicken Thighs

It’s April Fools – are you guys fans of April Fool’s day jokes? I totally wanted to one here, but I didn’t get my shit together in time so all I have are these crispy oven baked thighs, which isn’t…

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Broccoli Soba Bowl Recipe

This is the kind of super simple meal I throw together when I don’t have much in the fridge – maybe just a couple of languishing stalks of broccoli. This happens more often than I’d like because I’m really bad…

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Shepherd’s Pie Grilled Cheese

Remember that shepherd’s pie topped with roasted garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes I made last week? It was so good that Mike and I almost inhaled the entire pan in one sitting. As we were eating, I was getting a little worried that…

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shepherd's pie with roasted garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Shepherd’s Pie with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Is there anything more delicious than shepherd’s pie? Savoury meat swimming in gravy, studded with tender vegetables topped off with smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes? Dream meal right there. Shepherd’s pie is one of my ultimate comfort foods. I think…

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Broccoli and Cheddar Burger

I know I say a variation of this every month, but I cannot, cannot believe that it’s March! Spring is on the horizon! I can smell it in the air – that little bit of earthiness and thaw combined with…

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one pot lemon scallop pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

One-Pot Lemon Scallop Pea Spaghetti and a Le Creuset Giveaway!

One pot pastas have been an obsession of mine ever since I saw them pop up on the internet. I’m pretty sure the first one I ever came across was Martha’s, but I never actually got around to making it….

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easy oven baked sesame chicken recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Easy Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken Thighs

Because I’m all about those thighs, ’bout those thighs, ’bout those thighs. I absolutely love chicken thighs. Well, to be honest, I love chicken in general, but if I had to choose a favourite part, it’d be thighs, hands down….

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crispy oven baked honey garlic tofu bites

Crispy Oven Baked Honey Garlic Tofu Bites

Something amazing happened in the past year: Mike started liking tofu. It happened while we were in Tokyo. Tofu is a whole other beast over there. A delicious, delicious beast. This is a BIG deal because while I absolutely LOVE…

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spicy wonton and noodles recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Lucky Chinese New Year Dumplings and Noodles

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year Eve and even though I’m coming down with a cold, I’m still going to be putting on my favourite red sweater (okay, my only red sweater) and eating up ALL the delicious foodstuffs. Chinese people…

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Mini Beef and Beer Hand Pies with a Cheddar Cheese Crust

Have you ever felt so cold you just can’t warm up no matter how hot the room gets? Just two weeks ago (my gosh, it feels like forever, though!) Mike and I were in Japan. Right before heading home we decided to…

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vietnamese caramelized pork belly pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly Pasta

Pork belly: without a doubt, it’s a love it or hate it thing and I’m defiantly on the love it side. I have lots of friends that won’t touch the stuff. They think it’s incredibly unhealthy because of all the…

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mazemen: broth-less japanese ramen with ginger garlic beef, miso gravy and eggs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mazemen: Ramen Noodles with Sesame Ginger Garlic Beef, Savoury Miso Gravy, Fresh Egg Yolk, and Roasted Nori

Guys, the ramen game in Tokyo is so on point that it almost pained me to make this recipe instead of heading out to my local ramen joint. There is no way that I could ever master the art of…

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