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Pan Roasted Honey Garlic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

It’s an I am a Food Blog Thanksgiving! I made a tiny Thanksgiving for two featuring some Asian flavours. Make sure you check out the lemongrass braised turkey legs, miso mashed potatoes, and lemongrass stuffing! I had a childhood friend who was obsessed…

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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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Sunday Brunch: Mini Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich 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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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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Crispy Eggplant Recipe

Have you guys ever made your own breadcrumbs? I’m a huge fan of panko, so I usually just go ahead and keep a bunch in my pantry, but sometimes when I run out and can’t be bothered to go to the store, I’ll make up quick batches of breadcrumbs using whatever I have lying around. I’ve done it before with English muffins and here I’ve done it with brioche.

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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 Corn Recipe

When my mother-in-law was a young girl growing up in Vietnam, she would sell corn from a corn stand much like a hot dog stand. Instead of hot dogs, she’d grill up corn-on-the-cob and instead of ketchup and mustard, folks would…

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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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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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Oven-Roasted Eggplant with Caramelized Miso Recipe

This recipe is brought to you from Easy Gourmet, my first ever cookbook! You can preorder it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Indie Bound. I am a huge eggplant fan, but it wasn’t always so. As a super picky kid who would only eat soy…

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Egg and Avocado Breakfast Taco Recipe

I like to make up dishes while I’m standing in front of my fridge in my pajamas. As much as I LOVE grocery shopping (I’ve been known to go to the store multiple times in one day) I also fly wildly to the…

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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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Broccoli and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Recipe

I love snowboarding. I love the snow, the speed and the sound your board makes as you carve through fresh powder. One of me and Mike’s favourite spots is the glacier on Whistler. You have to take a rope tow…

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Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I am a huge fan of cauliflower. I know some people who think cauliflower should be banned from cruditè platters, but I actually love it raw. You can always count on me to finish off those crunchy white florets of…

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Mini Baked Jalapeño Spinach Dip Recipe

Happy December! It’s my most favourite time of year! I love, love, love Christmas and even though I won’t be home in Vancouver this year, I’m still going to be celebrating. December is one of my favourite months – full…

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Pumpkin Red Curry Udon

Do you have a favourite noodle? I profess to love all noodles (and I do!) but if there was ever a Asian noodle smack down, I’d be in udon’s corner. Udon is often overlooked in the noodle world. People sing…

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Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

I am a big egg lover. There’s no denying how much I love eggs. I will eat eggs at every meal if possible. I don’t think the whole “throw an egg on it” trend is passé. No, for me, it’s…

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Best Ever Cinnamon Toast Recipe

Now that cooler weather is rolling in, I’m on a toast kick. I feel like toast is on a completely different level than plain old bread. I almost feel bad for bread and it’s lack of crispy edges. Whenever I…

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Peach Panzanella Salad with Mozzarella and Mint

Have you ever gone fruit picking? Every summer, when I was young, my parents would take us on a fruit picking road trip. We’d all pile in our maroon minivan, me in the middle seat and my brother in the…

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Mushroom and Pea Orzo Risotto Recipe

San Sebastian is where I’ve had the best food I’ve had in all of Spain, maybe even all of Europe. It was delicious, innovative, accessible, and best of all, in small plate format. How can you not love a tiny…

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Curry Soup Recipe

State Bird Provisions in San Francisco has been on my radar for a while. I’ve been meaning to try it even before Bon Appetit named it 2012′s Restaurant of the Year. My first attempt at eating at State Bird last…

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I don’t have the best knife technique ever but sometimes I like to pretend that I have mad chopping skills. I especially love breaking down cauliflower. Once you get the core out you can just get into the zone cutting…

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Coddled Egg Recipe

When we were down in Yountville, we had an incredibly delicious coddled egg dish at Thomas Keller’s French bistro, Bouchon. The egg was was coddled on top of a potato puree with roasted mushrooms and sautéed spinach. There was buttered…

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Spinach Feta Egg Wrap Recipe

I love, love, love the spinach and feta egg wraps from Starbucks. They are seriously good. I don’t know if it’s because I’m always super hungry when I eat them or if they’re really just that good, but there’s definitely…

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Ginger Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of those dishes where preferences are very individualized (much like how well-done you like your instant noodles). Peas, no peas, soy sauce, no soy sauce, scrabbled egg bits or egg mixed right in, and the list…

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Spinach Potato Soup Recipe

I’ve been wanting a new immersion blender ever since my last one died a sudden death in the middle of blending a pot of soup. It took me two years but I’ve finally brought a new bright green immersion blender…

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Classic Grilled Cheese Recipe

I’ve made a lot of grilled cheeses in my life and over time I’ve discovered my perfect combination of bread and cheese. Even though I’ve eaten all sorts of fancy combinations of cheeses, fruits, vegetables, meats and breads, I keep…

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Triple Cooked Fries Recipe

I have an obsession with French fries. I love, love, love them. They are a combo of one of my favourite foods (potatoes) and cooking methods (deep-frying). If deep fried foods weren’t so calorific, I’d definitely indulge in them daily….

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Crispy Noodle Cake Recipe

When I was young and living at home, my mom tried hard to have a home-cooked meal on the table everyday. Usually, there’d be a meat dish, a veggie dish, and rice. She even managed to make a big pot…

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Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe

Truffles are a big thing in the food world. If you haven’t had truffles before, it’s hard to describe how they taste. They’re luscious, earthy, and umami-packed. They taste best fresh, shaved onto a perfect plate of pasta. If you…

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Kimchi Quesadilla Recipe

Putting kimchi and cheese together might sound wrong, but trust me, it’s oh-so right. Spicy kimchi and melty cheese go together like burgers and fries. I wish I could take credit for inventing this brilliant combination, but I can’t–it’s quite…

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Caramelized French Toast Recipe

Sometimes I think about a dish obsessively. It doesn’t have to be anything special or complicated; it’s usually something random and most likely, related to breakfast. Take for instance, this caramelized French toast. I must have thought about it for…

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Tomato Basil Bufala Salad Recipe

Buffalo are a great source of entertainment for me. They are giant and fuzzy, their milk makes awesome cheese, and you can go around saying “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

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Asparagus with Miso Butter Recipe

Sometimes, with all the imported fruits and vegetables we get nowadays, it’s hard to remember that produce has seasons. But whenever I see asparagus popping up at the store I know that spring is on it’s way. I love the…

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Papaya Pear Arugula Salad Recipe

Arugula is one of my top choices in greens for a salad. Those nutty, peppery leaves are so addictive that sometimes I’ll just grab a handful to snack on. Still, not everyone has the same unabashed love for arugula. I…

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Potato Pizza Recipe

I visited Rome for the first time last November. As excited as I was to see the Colosseum, Pantheon and Sistine Chapel, I was even more excited to try real Roman food. We had sit-down dinners every night, but I…

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Seaweed Salad Recipe

I was out having dinner with my friend Minna tonight at a local hipster sushi bar when I suddenly had a intense craving for raw, crunchy seaweed. There was a definite need for something spicy, salty, and seaweed-y between our…

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No-Knead Pizza Dough Recipe

If you’ve tasted the breads at Sullivan Street Bakery, I think you’d agree: Jim Lahey is a genius. And the best part is that he isn’t one of those crazy secret-keeping geniuses. In fact, I’d say he’s pretty much the…

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Rigatoni and Cheese Recipe

I’m always on the lookout for great mac and cheese variations. There are so many combos you can make with pasta and cheese and I love them all. Luckily Mike loves them too. It’s funny because before me he used…

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