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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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Baked Turkey Tenders Recipe

Yesterday I looked in the fridge at a package of chicken breasts to only discover that they were turkey. Not that I have anything against turkey — I guess poultry is poultry is poultry? Anyway, my plan for the chicken…

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Irish Beef Stew Recipe

It’s Pi Day tomorrow and St. Patrick’s day on Monday so I thought I’d do a little mashup homage for a little festivity. Generally I’m not one of those people who celebrates every occasion under the sun (mostly because I…

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Miso Coconut Chicken

Everyone has their favourite pantry staples and one of mine is coconut milk. I’m not sure why, but a can of coconut milk makes me feel safe. So much so that I have back-up cans, just in case. You may…

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Jalapeño Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

I love garlic, but whenever I peel and chop it my fingers end up smelling like garlic for the rest of the day. I haven’t resorted to buying peeled garlic (yet!) and I recently just discovered a new garlic peeling…

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Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Let me start off by saying that before this post I have never eaten chicken fried steak. It’s not a big dish in Vancouver and I actually don’t see it on menus all to often, even while travelling. Apparently I…

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Mac and Cheese Pie Recipe

I’m fresh off the plane from my trip to Australia, and the one thing that stuck out for me about the land down under, aside from the abundance of cute marsupials, is the fact that they LOVE pies. There were…

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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s pie was my all time ultimate favourite thing to eat growing up. More than mac and cheese, more than grilled cheese and even more than french fries, I would choose shepherd’s pie as my meal of choice. There was…

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Turkey Parmesan Meatball Recipe

Meatballs have always held a certain allure for me. It’s probably all due to that childhood song, “On Top of Spaghetti.” I remember singing rousing versions of that song in Kindergarten but having no idea what the song was about….

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Mini Burgers with Smoked Mozzarella and Arugula Recipe

I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s. I love how friendly they are, how they have samples all the time and their large variety of cheeses. The other day I even found tiny brie wheels! I’m not quite sure what it is…

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Chicka-rones: Deep-Fried Chicken Skin Recipe

Do you ever have a bunch of random chicken skins hanging out in the fridge/freezer? I always buy skin-on chicken but a lot of the time I’ll end up using the chicken and having leftover chicken skins. I’ll either pan-fry…

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Hainanese Chicken Summer Roll Recipe

Hainanese chicken rice is one of my all time favourite meals. For those of you who haven’t had it, it’s a simple chicken and rice dish that is deceptively full of flavour. I say it’s deceptive because it’s literally just…

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Banh Mi Taco Recipe

These banh mi tacos combine two of my favourite things: banh mi and tacos. Sometimes it not so easy finding fresh Vietnamese baguettes (I’m quite picky about the bread my banh mi is made on) and for some reason, using…

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Roast Beef Sandwich with Wasabi Mayo Recipe

I feel like sandwiches are one of those polarizing foods. Maybe not so much like foie gras or durian, but there are definitely two camps: sandwich lovers and sandwich take-it-or-leavers. I’m a sandwich lover: I love their portability and how…

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London Burger Bash

  I have a mild obsession with burgers. I think that —when executed right—they are a perfect food. Juicy, chargrilled beef; soft, yielding buns; and savoury toppings come together in a glorious explosion of flavours and textures.

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Spicy Carrot and Chicken Pasta Recipe

Maybe I don’t know where to look for spicy food in Europe, or maybe my idea of spicy differs from the palate here, but I’ve noticed that there’s a decided lack of spicy heat on this side of the pond….

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Oxtail Pho Recipe

If you’ve never had pho, you’re missing out. Slippery, thin rice noodles, flavourful meat, savoury stock and a bunch of fresh herbs make a bowl of pho something to covet when you’re looking for something filling, yet light. It’s simple…

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Paella Recipe

I haven’t had paella in Spain, but if I ever hit up Valencia I know paella will be on my must eat list. Paella has bits of everything I love: rice, seafood, and most importantly, crispy burnt parts. Not everyone…

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Vietnamese Spring Roll Recipe

I love hand held foods. What could be better than holding something in your hand and eating it? It’s the ultimate in minimalism. No utensils, no cutting – just grab and eat. I have a long list of favourite handhelds,…

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Ikea Swedish Meatball Recipe

Sometimes Mike and I will go to Ikea just for the meatballs. The furniture shopping is pretty much secondary. I also have a thing for Ikea’s mac and cheese (it’s sacrilege, I know) but that’s a story for another time….

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Roasted Chicken with Dijon Recipe

I used to dislike mustard with a passion. I know what you’re thinking: how could anyone who claims to like food dislike mustard? I think it must have been a leftover childhood thing. I don’t recall any traumatizing mustard memories,…

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Fennel Sausage Pizza Recipe

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like pizza. Even my dad, who’s on a self-imposed strictly Asian food only diet, has been known to enjoy a slice or two of Hawaiian. He’s even been inside the pizza kitchen…

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Tacos al Pastor Recipe

I’ve eaten a lot of tacos in my life and one of my favourites, hands down, are tacos al pastor. The combination of crispy charred pork and sweet roasted pineapples in a warmed corn tortilla can’t be beat. Unfortunately you…

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Porchetta Recipe

A couple of years ago while Mike and I were taking one of our rambling, random walks, we passed by a storefront in the midst of construction. The giant paper black and white window cover proclaimed: MEAT & BREAD coming…

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Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but this year I thought I’d make something Irish themed. After all, I’m quite fond of Ireland–we share a love of potatoes. I was thinking of an Irish potato…

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Pulled Pork Recipe

This has got to be the easiest pulled pork recipe ever. Honestly, it’s no fuss, no muss, it’s almost not even a recipe at all. I wasn’t really a big fan of pulled pork until I tasted this one. It’s…

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Skillet Fried Chicken Recipe

We moved to Vancouver from Edmonton when I was eight years old. My mom was tired of the endless snowy winters and mosquito-filled summers. I didn’t want to move—my whole life was in Edmonton. My best friend and I spent…

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Fennel Pork Meatball Recipe

I first had fennel sausage at Campanglolo, a fun, rustic Italian restaurant in  Vancouver. The sausage was scattered on a delicious pizza with just the right amount of crisp and chew. The pizza was fantastic, but the fennel sausage was…

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Mini Burger Recipe

When I was brainstorming ideas for the savoury bottom tier of our afternoon beer, mini burgers immediately came to mind. Mini burgers are the tiny tea sandwiches of the burger world. Super simple, super tasty. This is barely a recipe…

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