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tan tan zoodles recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Dan Dan Zucchini Noodle Soup

Every time I make zoodles, I turn to Mike and say, “we really should eat more zoodles.” I’m a huge zucchini fan, regardless of how it’s cooked, but turn them into noodles and I’m a zucchini monster. Zoodles are delicious no…

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Spinach Mozzarella Grilled Cheese on Pretzel Bread

Guys, it’s grilled cheese season. Technically, grilled cheese doesn’t need a season, but if it had one, this would be it: crisp chilly air and sunny short days. The perfect weather for crunchy bread and warm gooey cheese. Spinach and…

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mashed potatoes, soft coddled egg and toast recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

LA’s Eggslut: Mashed Potatoes, Soft Coddled Egg and Toast

I have a thing for breakfast foods. It’s kind of ironic though, because I don’t really eat breakfast on a regular basis. I’m more of a start my day with coffee kind of person. I hardly ever take the time…

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BLT Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice – is there anything better? I love how you can take innocent, singular ingredients and turn them into so much more. It’s funny how much regular, plain rice can change from being fluffy and slightly sticky, to crisp,…

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Miso Tuna Salad

The funny thing about mayo is: like many other now tasty to me foodstuffs, I used to dislike it. It probably didn’t help that the first memory I have of it is on warm bologna sandwiches where it was gloopy and just…

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miso mustard sesame bean salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Miso Dijon Green Bean Mushroom Salad

Have you ever seen something random that totally restores your sense of wonder in the world? Something like: a double rainbow, a bushel of ears-not-up-yet corgis, or maybe even a truck filled to the brim with green beans? I saw the last one…

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Honey Jalapeño Tofu Nuggets

September has always been my favorite month (I’ve mentioned it before, I’m sure), not just because it’s my birthday month, but because it’s back-to-school. It’s been many years since I’ve been back-to-school but I still love that crisp autumn air,…

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avocado bread recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Avocado Bread: like banana bread, but with avocados

Oh so long ago, back when I was still in high school, my mom came home from work one day clutching a photocopied hand-written banana bread recipe. I wasn’t impressed, but she claimed it was the recipe for the best…

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pumpkin spice tim tams recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Pumpkin Spice Tim Tam Cookies

I’m slightly obsessed with Australia, but it tends to go in waves. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by koala bears, Savage Garden (heehee), and Australian accents. For some reason or other though, Australia fell off the map,…

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sour cream and chive egg biscuits sandwich recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sour Cream and Cheddar Drop Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

I have a thing for biscuits. Or scones. Actually I’m not sure what the difference is between biscuits and scones. Regardless of what they’re called, they’re delicious and I pretty much eat them indiscriminately. I’ll randomly get an intense biscuit/scone craving and…

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the ultimate veggie sandwich recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich and a Shun Knife and Boos Block Giveaway!

It’s my birthday today! Are you guys big on celebrating your birthday? For as long as I remember, my birthday has been an obsession of mine. It’s probably just a bit (okay, a lot) egotistical, but I just love the…

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bacon and egg ramen recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen

Sunday Brunch is back, baby! I dropped the ball on that one for a little bit, but now that the weather is cooling off a bit, Sunday Brunch is back with a bang. I absolutely love Sunday brunch and I can’t…

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mini no knead pizza recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mini No-Knead Pizzas

If you could choose between one giant pizza with your favorite topping or many, many (16, exactly) little pizzas with lots of different combinations of toppings, what would you chose? Hands down, I’d chose the mini pizzas, for two reasons: their…

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summer session old fashioned recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Summer Session Old Fashioneds and a Giveaway!

Do you love it when it rains in the summer? I love the respite from the heat, the sound of the rain beating down on the windows, and that little bit of coziness in an otherwise decidedly un-cozy season. I like to curl up in an…

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Meatball Parmesan Sliders

They say the way into someone’s heart is a through their stomach. In my case, I have a sandwich shaped keyhole in my tummy that will let you right in – I absolutely love sandwiches. Earlier this year, while Mike and…

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chicken & grilled cheese skewers - www.iamafoodblog.com

Spicy Chicken Meatballs and Grilled Cheese Skewers

I’m an extremist. I like excess, but I like restraint too. Sometimes, when there’s too much to choose from I get choice paralysis. If I’m not careful, when I’m at the grocery store, I’ll buy a bit of everything and realize…

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Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Are you the kind of person that likes to hang out near the passed appetizers at a party? I’ve been known to awkwardly stalk the waitstaff coming out of the kitchen in hopes to get first dibs on the freshest bite-sized,…

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thyme gin and tonic recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Thyme for Gin & Tonics

Hey guys…it’s thyme for some G&Ts! Heehee, sorry I’m so not very punny, but I just couldn’t resist. Anyway, the lovely Sherrie and Renee are hosting a big ol’ boozy (and non-boozy) #drinkthesummer bash and I thought I’d bring the…

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avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Avocado Pasta Recipe

Avocado pasta has been floating around the internet forever but even though I have a major obsession with avocados, I was never compelled to give it a go. I just couldn’t really imagine warm avocado sauce. It’s not that I had…

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chinese sausage potato salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Chinese Sausage Potato Salad

Sometimes I get a craving but I don’t exactly have the ingredients on hand to make my current obsession. I have this tendency to make do with items that are in the fridge. Call it extreme creativity (or maybe extreme laziness)…

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salmon avocado summer rolls recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Summer Rolls

Happy Monday friends! Did you guys have a good one? We had a big ol’ Vietnamese eating and drinking party on Saturday. According to Mike, these parties are called “nhậu.” Basically a bunch of people get together, drink and consume massive amounts of…

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cotton candy affogato recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Cotton Candy Affogato

Cotton candy: the stuff childhood dreams are built of. There’s just something about its inherent fluffiness and pastel colors that never fails to put a smile on my face. When I was a kid, I used to dream about going…

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vietnamese fish tacos recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Quick-Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Sometimes it feels like everyday is Taco Tuesday around these parts. I’m not complaining though – I’ll never say no to a fluffy, soft tortilla filled with deliciousness. Especially when that deliciousness is a decidedly Vietnamese take on fish tacos….

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one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

One Pot Pasta: Tomato, Basil and Burrata Spaghetti

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! It’s the simple dishes, especially in hot weather, that…

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corn coleslaw recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 spritz recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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brownie fudgesicle pops recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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raspberry blueberry pavlova recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 summer soba salad - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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chicken avocado broccoli rabe summer rolls - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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sparkling sangria recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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