recipes

fulled loaded baked potato salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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pistacho cherry puff tart recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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spicy sriracha tofu recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 oat cookie recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 melon popsicle recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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 - www.iamafoodblog.com

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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Lemon Raspberry Cream Scones

I have a thing for scones. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve always had a thing for British things (as a child, Harry Potter, more recently, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock) or if it’s because they’re legitimately delicious. These cream scones, at…

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pea and avocado pizza recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Pea and Avocado Pizza Recipe

Have you ever set off your fire alarm while cooking? More often than not, when I’m making pizza, I’ll be rewarded with the high pitched beep of the fire alarm. It’s not that the pizza burns or anything is actually smoking, but…

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Grilled Corn Recipe

When my mother-in-law was a young girl growing up in Vietnam, she would sell corn from a corn stand much like a hot dog stand. Instead of hot dogs, she’d grill up corn-on-the-cob and instead of ketchup and mustard, folks would…

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Waffled Donut Recipe

Friday is National Donut Day! I am a huge fan of donuts. So much so that the other day, while at the supermarket, I was overcome by a donut craving. I could have gone to a bakery or a donut shop,…

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lemongrass mint spritzer recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzer Recipe

I love fizzy drinks, even if it’s just sparkling water. I think it’s so nice, how when you order a coffee in Europe, they’ll always (okay, not always, but usually) serve it alongside some sparkling water. Sparkling water has the…

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Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

I am a huge fan of cooked lettuce. It sounds a little funny, but hear me out. I grew up eating Chinese food and salad just does not exist in traditional Chinese cuisine – lettuce is always cooked. There are no raw…

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green bean avocado fried rice recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice Recipe

Have you ever had Chinese long beans? They’re kind of like green beans, but super-long. They’re a bit denser than green beans, not as crisp and a bit nuttier. I absolutely LOVE them, especially when fried up with eggs.

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the best no-knead cinnamon bun recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

The Best No-Knead Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Okay, this is going to sound crazy but my mom doesn’t like cinnamon. She basically deprived me of a childhood filled with cinnamon toast, snicker doodles and cinnamon buns. Thankfully for me, I discovered the good stuff at the mall…

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sriracha honey lime chicken recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken Recipe

The weather’s warming up and long weekends are on the horizon. You know what that means…grill season! I know I say I love a lot of things, but I really, really love summer barbecues. I guess I’m being slightly deceptive…

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Vietnamese Quinoa Salad Recipe

I’ll take any excuse to go out and have a picnic. There’s something about eating out in the open air that reminds me of carefree summer days. I’m not too picky when it comes to packing food for a picnic….

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Oven-Roasted Eggplant with Caramelized Miso Recipe

This recipe is brought to you from Easy Gourmet, my first ever cookbook! You can preorder it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Indie Bound. I am a huge eggplant fan, but it wasn’t always so. As a super picky kid who would only eat soy…

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caramelized shrimp pizza recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Caramelized Shrimp Pizza Recipe

I think pizza is one of those perfect foods. (Along with noodles, potatoes and bread. I’m a carb fiend, what can I say…) I’m pretty sure I could eat pizza every day, especially since it lends itself so nicely to variation/experimentation. I topped…

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Lamb and Peas Lasagna Recipe

I have an obsessive personality, I admit. I’ll binge watch TV shows, speed-read dystopian teen novel series and spend hours googling the heck out of things like different dumpling doughs. And although I find these things immensely interesting and immersive,…

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Egg and Avocado Breakfast Taco Recipe

I like to make up dishes while I’m standing in front of my fridge in my pajamas. As much as I LOVE grocery shopping (I’ve been known to go to the store multiple times in one day) I also fly wildly to the…

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Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

I LOVE sweetened condensed milk. It’s partially nostalgic and partly because it’s just so delicious. How could you not love milk and sugar? I could eat it by the spoonful, but the way I use condensed milk most is in coffee….

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