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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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Tonkatsu Salad Roll Recipe + a Giveaway!

Vietnamese gỏi cuốn are one of those funny foods that go by all sorts of names in English. I’ve seen them called Summer rolls, fresh Spring rolls, and salad rolls. I’ve always known them as salad rolls so that’s what I’m going…

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Bratwurst Grilled Cheese Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Bratwurst Grilled Cheese Recipe

I’m addicted to mustard so when Mouth.com asked me to collaborate with them for a recipe featuring one of their many indie food products I jumped at the chance. Ultimately, I chose beer mustard. Because, BEER MUSTARD!

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Sunday Brunch: Chili and Cornbread Waffle 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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Yakiudon Recipe

To me, there’s nothing more comforting that a steaming hot bowl of noodles. If you’ve ever watched Ratatouille (I love that movie!), you’ll recall this scene where the food critic is instantly brought back to childhood when he has a bite of ratatouille….

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Easy Gourmet Hot Wings and a Giveaway!

Um. Today is the day guys! It’s the official birthday of Easy Gourmet!!! I’m feeling ALL of the feelings: happy, nervous, confused, and thankful at the same time. To everyone who preordered: THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! To…

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grilled cheese eggs benny recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sunday Brunch: Grilled Cheese Eggs Benny & a Giveaway!

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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Spicy Sausage Roll Recipe

I cannot believe it, but it’s less than a week (eek!) until Easy Gourmet is released. I’m excited and nervous and all the crazy feelings. I’m one of those emotional eaters, so in order to calm myself, I’ve been doing what I do best and…

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California Roll Nacho Recipe

I have this thing for combining my favourite foods into one dish. Mapo tofu and waffles? Done. Banh mi and fries? Been there. Mac and cheese with shepherd’s pie? It’s delicious! It seems wrong, but it’s oh-so-right. I’m constantly thinking about…

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raspberry crumble pancake recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sunday Brunch: Raspberry Crumble Pancake 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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Caramelized Pork Taco Recipe

I’m obsessed with DIY dinners. You know the kind: your friend invites you over for a nice sit-down dinner. You’re expecting something plated, maybe a fancy pasta or a steak. Then they whip out the grill and all of a…

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Coconut Almond Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispie treats bring me straight back to childhood. There were one of the first things I made in the kitchen. I remember bringing a rice krispie treat home to share with my mom (my daycare teacher did a lesson on measuring)…

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How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken used to be the only thing I ate at Japanese restaurants. My dad tried to get me to eat sashimi, but as a 7-year-old, raw fish kind of grossed me out. I got over that pretty quickly though and…

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Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp and Burrata Recipe

Squid ink is kind of a weird ingredient – jet-black, inky and distinctively rich and briny. It pairs well with, you guessed it, seafood. Last year, while travelling through Europe, I saw it everywhere: in pasta, in rice and even…

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Peach Pistachio Caramel Crumble Recipe

I used to LOVE eating canned peaches. The syrupy sweetness, the strange canned mealy texture, the convenience of those little snack cups – they were the perfect treat for my five-year-old self. I can’t remember the last time I ate canned…

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Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad. Definitely the salad I make a beeline to at all picnics, barbecues and potlucks. Often I’m disappointed so, to negate that, I’m usually the one bringing potato salad to the party. This is a super quick, super easy fully loaded…

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Taiwanese Meat Sauce and Rice Recipe

Do you guys ever miss high school? Let me clarify – I don’t mean the school part of it, or the cliques or classes, I just mean the after school snacks. Man, after school snacks were the bomb. Snacks were,…

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Buttermilk Waffle Recipe with Bourbon Cherry Sauce

A couple of weeks ago we had houseguests. One of them wanted to head out for Sunday brunch, but I was feeling entirely too lazy to put on real clothes and head out so the only logical thing to do…

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Pulled Pork Fried Rice Recipe

When I have a bunch of leftover meat I tend to make fried rice. I’ve made it with leftover fried chicken, porchetta and yes, even pulled pork. Pulled pork fried rice is definitely a bestovers kind of thing. You can clean…

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Mini Grilled Cheese Cakes Recipe

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I have a slight obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches. I even threw myself a grilled cheese themed birthday party. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I had…

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Banh Mi Fries Recipe

Em and Gina are hosting a potluck! There are a bunch of lovely people joining in and tons of delicious food being made. Check it out here and here! Are you guys a fan of potlucks? I love having a…

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Raspberry Mint Julep Recipe

Do you guys like to keep your various groups of friends separate or do you let them mingle? Generally, I like to lump all of my friends together at dinners and parties – I figure all my friends like me, so…

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Crispy Honey Garlic Soy Baked Chicken Wing Recipe

The other day I woke up from a recurring nightmare that I have that’s somewhat based on reality. In my dream, it’s minutes before a big party with all of my friends and family. Chicken wings are on the menu – there’s…

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Easy Pistachio Cherry Tart Recipe and a Giveaway!

I absolutely LOVE cherries. Artificial cherry flavour has a bad reputation, but it’s my absolute favourite fake flavour (lollipops, jello, popsicles). I love fresh cherries even more than fake ones and nothing says summer to me more than cherries. Growing up in Vancouver…

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Caramelized Banana French Toast Recipe

I once knew someone who was allergic to bananas. Okay, I say “knew” very loosely – I knew someone who knew of them. A friend of mine worked in a building where Banana-Allergic girl worked. It was kind of crazy….

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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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bacon and egg grilled cheese breakfast sandwich recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

I have a thing for breakfast sandwiches and grilled cheese. With a current abundance of potato rolls some of them inevitably ended up as grilled cheese breakfast sandwiches. But, as you can see from the pictures, I didn’t put the…

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Spicy Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

The first time I had KFC (Korean fried chicken, not Kentucky) was in New York about seven years ago. I led Mike on a merry chase around the city visiting random Korean joints that smelled deliciously of deep fried goodness. Our…

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Best Burger Recipe

I’m on a burger kick. Possibly due the fact that I ordered 48 Martin’s Potato Rolls. You know how in fashion there’s a have-to-get-it item every season? All the celebrities have it, there’s a massive wait list and there are multiple knock offs…

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Filet o’ Fish and Fries Burger Recipe

Back when I was a kid, I was the pickiest eater in all the land, I used to hate pickles. They were sour, they were green, they were crunchy and they just were no good very bad things, in my books. All that…

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How to Make American Flag Jello

Do you guys like jello? I have super awesome memories of jello as a kid. All the parties had jello at the dessert table. And it wasn’t just any jello – it was rainbow jello! I used to peel apart the…

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I’m finishing off the week on a sweet (and spicy) note with this super easy chocolate mousse inspired by Hervé This. This is a French molecular chemist who came up with an innovative way of making chocolate mousse with just two ingredients: chocolate and water. Most people would agree that chocolate and water don’t mix and normally, they don’t. But when you add a bit of heavy whisking into the mixture, the molecules rearrange themselves and you end up with a super smooth mousse that actually sets into something luxuriously delicious.

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Spicy Tuna Toast Recipe

I think I could live on tiny food. What is it about bite sized food that is just so. much. better. than regular size? Is it it’s inherent cuteness? The miniature-ness of it? Or is it the fact that it’s just so easy to pop into your mouth in the perfectly constructed bite? I’m all about the perfectly constructed bite. Once, in high school I made myself a plate of nachos that took over 30 minutes to assemble. I know, you’re thinking, how could spreading out some chips and topping them with cheese take 30 minutes? Well, I went all OCD and made sure that each one had the perfect amount of taco meat, jalapeños, green onions and cheese. When they came out of the oven I carefully topped each one with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

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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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Blueberry, Coconut, Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe

The first time I made cookies by myself was a disaster. They came out like oddly fluffy, yet dense, hockey pucks. I was 12 and it was for a school bake sale. I didn’t even want to bring them to…

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Spicy Savoury French Toast Recipe

Ever since I made crispy salt and pepper french toast I’ve been on a savoury French toast kick. There’s just something that makes so much sense about bread and eggs being savoury. I always have a hard time deciding between sweet and savoury breakfasts, but these days I’m definitely leaning towards savoury.

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Raspberry Strawberry Watermelon Popsicle Recipe

It’s Popsicle Week! Billy, over at Wit & Vinegar, came up with Popsicle week as an ingenious way to celebrate summer. When it’s hot outside I don’t think there’s any better way to beat the heat. There are a bunch of bloggers coming up…

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Spicy Tuna Deviled Eggs Recipe

This week I’m partnering up with Tabasco for a 10 ingredient challenge! Essentially, it’s 10 ingredients, 5 recipes. I absolutely love creating dishes when I have a limited number of ingredients. It’s one of my favourite games: what deliciousness can I…

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Vietnamese Steak and Vermicelli Bowl Recipe

In the summertime (okay, actually, really, all the time) I am all about the steaks. I think my steak-deprived childhood has turned me into a steak fiend. But really, it’s hard not to love steak, especially when there are so…

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Easy Bánh Mì Sandwich Recipe

I think bánh mì, or Vietnamese sandwiches might be my favourite sandwich. Typically, they’re made on light, crackly baguettes with fluffy, cloud-like insides – the perfect canvas for rich, savoury meats, sweet and sour pickled carrots and daikon, fresh cilantro…

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