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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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Mushroom Bean Salad Recipe

Living in Vancouver makes it pretty easy to drive down to America — the border’s close so it doesn’t feel like a huge production and Seattle is far enough away to feel like you’re taking a mini-vacation.  Sometimes Mike and…

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Smashed Potatoes Recipe

I love potatoes like I love no other root vegetable. Potatoes are and will always be my favourite food from the underground world. If potatoes weren’t so carbalicious, I could live on potatoes alone.

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Mini French Onion Mac and Cheese Recipe

My earliest memory of mac and cheese is of that magic (or horrifying) combination of neon orange powder and straight macaroni noodles. One bite and I was hooked. It’s been many years since I’ve had Kraft Dinner, but I’ve never…

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