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How to Make a Really Good Salad (and a Peach and Corn Coleslaw Recipe!)

Salads aren’t very sexy. I mean, they’re kind of in a revival stage, but when you tell someone you’ve just had the best salad, you’re usually met with (at least I am) a blank uninterested face. Start talking about barbecue…

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Mini Ham and Cheese Croque Monsieur Puff Pastry Tarts

The first time I went to Paris I told Mike that I had to have a croque monsieur or croque madame. Croques are classic French bistro fare and since I figured we’d be spending a lot of time café hopping, I…

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Perfect Microwave Nachos

I have an obsession with nachos. When they’re done right, I think they’re the perfect food: hot and crispy corn tortilla chips, melty cheese, and all the toppings. I like my nachos fully loaded – seasoned ground beef, avocados or…

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Mini Blueberry Galettes

I don’t have a super-cute story about me picking blueberries in the summertime on the side of the road. I wish I did, but blueberries weren’t really part of my childhood – I’m not sure why, but we never ate…

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Homemade Ginger Ale Blueberry Spritzers

Ginger ale is one of my go-to drinks, especially when I’m in the mood for something that’s not alcoholic. I had the absolute BEST ginger ale years ago on my first ever trip to Tokyo. I read up on a popular,…

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Homemade Fudgesicle Brownie Pops

All it takes is a couple of bars from that familiar tune of the ice cream man: instantly I’m five again, equal parts nervous and excited. Whenever my brother and I heard that da duh da duh da duh, we’d…

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crispy oven baked thai chicken wings recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Spicy Thai Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

I love a good chicken wing: pan-fried, deep-fried, baked, braised, boiled…well, you get the idea. Chicken wings are one of those universal foods: if you’re a fan of chicken, you’re pretty much a fan of chicken wings. What I love…

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Lemon Shortbread

Here’s a not-so-secret about me: I’m obsessed with cute things. I like all things kawaii, but I especially love bunnies. It all stems from my very favorite bunny from childhood, Bunny. Yup, I named my stuffed bunny, Bunny. It’s not particularly…

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Red White & Blue Mini Pavlovas

Yesterday was Canada Day and it’s just about the Fourth of July! I made these mini red white and blue pavlovas as a nod to everyone celebrating. I wanted to make a Canadian flag out of mini pavlovas, but no matter how many times…

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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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How to Make Guacamole

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! Guacamole is always a favorite around here. Give me…

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Cold Soba Summer Salad

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! Cold noodle salads are my go-to when the sun…

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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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Classic Chocolate Birthday Cake

I made this cake for a self-proclaimed cake hater. But, first let me explain what this cake is supposed to look like. If you grew up in Canada in the late 80s, you’ll remember McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake. It’s…

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Easy Sparkling Sangria

I’m not the biggest indulger of alcoholic drinks, but when summertime hits, all I want is to do sit on a sun-drenched patio with a deliciously iced boozy drink in hand. There are couple of go-tos I have: mojitos, chū-hais,…

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Mac and Cheese Waffles

I love waffling things. There’s something about the crisp edges, the fluffy (or creamy) middles, and the square indentations. Waffles just work – especially mac and cheese waffles. They sound like a total gimmicky sort of dish, and I guess,…

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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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Banh Tieu Recipe: The Vietnamese Donuts You Never Knew You Loved

It’s National Donut Day! Last year I waffled up some donuts for a delicious hybrid wonut (waffle-donut) and this year I decide to go with a donut that you’ve probably never seen before: banh tieu, a deliciously deep-fried Vietnamese donut….

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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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How to Make Basic, Great Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently got a sunny yellow background for photos and I’ve been playing around with it – something about yellow makes me absurdly happy. Which is funny because Mike has a yellow car, but I’ve been after him to paint…

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Superfood Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Picture the perfect brunch scene: fluffy pancakes patiently waiting for syrup to rain down. The coffee’s hot, the pancakes are golden, the whipping cream is cool, and the syrup is warmed. Your knife slides effortlessly into the tender little rounds and…

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How to make the Ultimate Cheese Platter

I have an obsession with cheese, especially cheese made from 100% Canadian milk – it’s one of my favorite things to eat and I almost always have at least three kinds of cheese in the fridge. I find it adds…

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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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Crispy Chicken Fried Steak Bites with White Wine Sausage Gravy

Warmer weather on the horizon means that Mike and I are planning on heading out to our patio more, which means drinks and nibbles as the nights start to get longer. I hardly ever (read: never) drink without having something…

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shishito burrata bread salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Blistered Shishito and Burrata Bread Salad

When you get home, what’s the first thing you do? I have a little habit that Mike thinks is weird and a remnant of how my parents raised me. I like to think it’s pretty normal and not crazy at all. But of course, now that…

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Goat Cheese Toasts with Balsamic and Roasted Tomatoes

It seems like every type of food is having a little moment to shine in the spotlight. Toast – it’s a thing. Or is it? Is Toast’s moment in the sun almost over? Are things like tater tots and cruffins…

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How to make: Fruity Pebble Pancakes

Are you a pancake experimenter? Usually I keep my pancakes plain (aside from chocolate chips) and let the toppings be as wild as possible. I find that it’s a good compromise if I’m making pancakes for a bunch of people…

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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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Fruity Pebble Meringues

When I was little and the pickiest eater in all the land, one of the few things that my mom knew I would consistently eat was sugary cereal. You know how they say that you should let picky kids just…

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Potato Slider Buns

Happy Easter Sunday guys! Hope everyone is having a fabulous one. We’re heading out for dim sum brunch with my family, but when we get home we’ll have these soft and fluffy potato buns waiting for us. Usually on Sunday…

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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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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

If I see deviled eggs at a party, you betcha I’m going to be there, eating them all up before anyone else has a chance. Okay, kidding, I’d never eat ALL of them. I’d just have an egg or two…

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Tofu Fries with Sesame Honey Garlic

Do you guys ever google people you know? This morning I went on a little indulgent google search for people that I’ve lost touch with (okay fine, I was really googling my and Mike’s exes for fun). Five minutes later I…

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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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Breakfast Quesadillas with Broccoli, Cheddar and Eggs

Remember how I said I bought eight heads of broccoli? We’ve finished off the lot and if anything it’s spurned on an even greater broccoli obsession. Seriously, the stuff tastes good on everything! Case in point: these scrambled egg, broccoli…

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