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Steamed Whole Fish with Pasta

The other day Mike and I went out for a lunch date. It’s not something we do very often, but it just so happened that we were both able to get away for the day. Initially we planned on going…

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Taco Pull Apart Bread

I’m not the biggest football fan, but if you invite me over to watch some football, I’ll be there, quick as a flash, because I LOVE Super Bowl food. It’s so funny to me that Super Bowl food is a…

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dynamite california roll recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Celebrate Setsubun with Ehomaki: Lucky Direction Sushi Rolls

A couple of years ago –while Mike and I were living in Tokyo– around the end of January, we started noticing an influx of giant sushi rolls being advertised. It seemed like everywhere we went there were photo ads for…

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Gingerbread Corgi Cookies

I know the season of gingerbread is over, but I couldn’t resist making these little gingerbread corgis. I get that gingerbread is associated with Christmas, but I think it’s really a winter cookie; I love the warmth of the spices…

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Honey Garlic Beef Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Honey Garlic Beef Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m a honey garlic fan. I almost feel like I can make honey garlic sauce and dip everything into it. My favorite growing up was honey garlic pork. Even though I was the pickiest kid on…

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Sunday Brunch: Cheesy French Toast Recipe

This is going to be a quickie because I need to pack my heavy winter coat, scarf and beanie: I’m heading to Minneapolis for a quick trip. I’m kind of excited because I’ve heard so many awesome things. But I’m…

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Miso Hummus with Crispy Onion Furikake

Yesterday was Vacuum V(W)endsdays, the day that I try to vacuum the house. I don’t always end up vacuuming on Wednesdays but I find it helps to have a dedicated day because otherwise who knows how long it might be between…

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Flourless Pistachio Almond Loaf

I made this little loaf last week, on a whim. I was feeling a loaf craving and wanted something moist and just a little bit dense. Basically, I wanted the opposite of light and airy. I wanted a loaf with…

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Ahi Tuna Poke Quinoa Bowl

Confession: I’ve never been to Hawaii. I feel like I’ve been to quite a lot of places in the world, but for some reason I never made it to Hawaii. I don’t know why because I feel like I would fit…

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Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Tots

Yesterday Mike and I went on a green onion hunt. For some reason Sundays are not the day to buy green onions. I guess Mondays are the days that stores restock? Anyway, at first, we were at this little Japanese market…

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Chashu Pork Steamed Bao Recipe

Have I said it yet – have I said Happy New Year!? I can’t believe it’s 2016 – insane! If I haven’t, let me take this chance to wish you a happy and healthy new year; I hope it brings…

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poached egg on potatoes recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Restaurant Startup Pop-Up: Snack Bar

I’m always thinking about opening my own restaurant. I have so many ideas that I’m not exactly sure which one I would go with. I LOVE coming up with restaurant themes and creating fun menus and dishes that would be…

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Mini Chicken Chili Cups

Whew – I can’t believe Christmas is over. I hope yours was a good one! We had a ton of food, as per usual, and I’m not embarrassed to admit that I had a legit food coma. I’m talking about seriously…

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Marzipan Chocolate Chip Cookies

How the heck did Christmas sneak up so quickly!? I’ve been so busying being jet-lagging, baking, and merry making that I didn’t even notice that Christmas is in two days! What are your plans? Mine involve a Christmas-y hot pot…

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beer braised pulled duck nachos recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Newcastle Brown Ale Pulled Duck Nachos

When I think of beer, I think of nachos. And nachos are one of my all time favorite food groups. I’ve been known to make people restaurant hop in search of nachos. One year, my dearest friends and I had…

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Mint Snowman Marshmallows

The first time I ever made homemade marshmallows was a failure. I didn’t have a Kitchen-Aid back then, or even a hand-mixer and my arms got very, very tired. I whisked and whisked and whisked and whisked, but my marshmallows never…

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Festive Caramel Corn and Rice Krispie Mix

My family isn’t huge on sweet treats, but Christmas time is treat time. We have a few favorites: an incredibly buttery butter pound cake that smells insanely delicious while baking, melt-in-your-mouth short bread cookies, and caramel corn, or as my…

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Mini Puff Pastry Apple Rose Recipe

Do you guys ever see stuff on Pinterest or Facebook and become obsessed? It happens to me quite a lot, probably because I look at so many food photos. But it’s rare that I keep thinking about it and thinking…

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braised chashu pork shoulder recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Slow Braised Japanese Chashu Pork

I get absurdly nostalgic around the holidays, even for things that happened just a year or two ago. I feel just as much for the memories formed just a short while ago (as short as last week!) as I feel…

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The Ultimate Meat-Lovers Pizza

Happy December! I’m so excited it’s finally here: the perfect month to cozy up, listen to Christmas music, and eat pizza. When I was a kid I had an obsession with pepperoni pizza. The thing is, I didn’t eat it…

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sweet and sour crispy chicken strips recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken Strips

Mike and I spent the last week or so in Iceland and I’m completely smitten. I feel like this country has it all: gorgeously fluffy sheep, black sand beaches, glaciers, and an increased chance of seeing the aurora. We had been…

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tuna melt waffle recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sunday Brunch: Tuna Melt Waffles

Are you guys fans of tuna? I used to be obsessed with tuna fish sandwiches in elementary school, until someone made fun of my smelly lunch. I was pretty sensitive as a kid, so after that I only ever ate…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Five Ways

I know this guy whose family used to eat a turkey dinner every month. I’m talking oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, the entire works. He used to complain about it, but it sounded (still sounds) like heaven to a turkey…

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Sweet and Savory Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Sometimes I see little kids at the mall with their parents and it brings me right back to when my mom used to take me along with her to run errands. I used to be bored out of my mind….

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japanese fried chicken karaage recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Chicken Karaage: Japanese Fried Chicken Recipe

Guys, I’ve been obsessively watching an anime called Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. It’s over the top and hilarious, complete with all the must haves found in Japanese anime: kawaii girls, over the top reactions to food, and, yes, even…

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Mini Beef Wellingtons

Do you ever find yourself obsessed with TV shows? It happens to me a lot, especially if I have the self-restraint to wait until a show is completed so I can binge watch. There’s something so satisfying about clicking next…

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Sunday Brunch: Bacon and Egg Gua Bao

Have you guys had bao before? It’s kind of a catch all term for steamed buns – you know the kind that you see at dim sum in the steamy baskets, or maybe at your favorite Chinese joint, with pork…

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Scoobi Doo Pasta with Burrata and Tomatoes

Did you guys know that spiral macaroni (cavatappi) is also known as scoobi doo? I find that completely hilarious and cute. It makes me want to eat spiral macaroni all the much more now that I know that it has a…

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All Edges Brownie Cookies

There’s something about baking cookies that makes a house super warm and inviting. Mike and I are back home after being away for a little while and I’ve fallen in love with our house all over again. I love knowing…

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Dim Sum Barbecue Pork Buns

I don’t know about you guys, but these days I don’t have the opportunity to make as many new friends as I did when I was younger. The older I get, the harder it is to really connect with people. Maybe it’s…

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easy kabocha soup with totoro egg in a hole recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Japanese Kabocha Pumpkin Soup with Totoro Egg Toasts

I cannot believe that it’s the end of October already. Halloween is just around the corner, but I’m not dressing up this year. I keep meaning to get all crafty and make costumes, but time always runs away from me. Instead…

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Totoro Soot Sprite Avocado Onigiri

Are you guys familiar with onigiri? They’re Japanese rice balls and they’re incredibly popular as a simple meal or snack. Even if you haven’t eaten them before, you’ve probably spotted the onigiri emoji – it’s the white triangle (rice) food item with…

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Sunday Brunch: Buttermilk Totoro Pancakes and Bacon

It’s the last week of October and you know what that means! Totoro Week! If you know me (even just a little bit) you know that I’m obsessed with all things cute. And of course cute includes Hayao Miyazaki’s Totoro! He’s furry,…

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mini sriracha honey chicken skewer recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mini Sriracha Honey Chicken Skewers

It’s well documented that I have an obsession with mini food things. Here’s a secret: I’ve always dreamed of starting a food blog solely for miniature foods. I would die of cuteness every single time I’d  work on it. Maybe…

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pumpkin and pork cheesy stuffed shells recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Pumpkin and Pork Cheesy Stuffed Shells

It’s a pumpkin party! October is pumpkin season and even though I haven’t been to the pumpkin patch, I’ve been pumpkin-ing it up like crazy. I know there’s a bit of pumpkin backlash, what with the obsessions with pumpkin spice…

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blt buttermilk biscuit slider recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Flaky Buttery Biscuit BLT Sliders

Have you guys ever heard of hygge? It’s the Danish word for cozy, but it’s also so much more: it’s feeling, a mood, a warm mug filled with your favorite tea on a rainy day, tucked under a fluffy blanket…

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Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Grilled Cheese

I had some leftover roast pumpkin in the fridge, and since it’s grilled cheese season, the only right thing to do was sandwich it between layers grilled crisp buttered bread with sage, mozzarella, and a fried egg. This sandwich has…

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cauliflower hash brown breakfast sandwich recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Cauliflower Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich

Cauliflower is a magical vegetable. It’s delicious as is – especially roasted – and, just like broccoli, it can be made into a multitude of other shapes. Here, I shaped cauliflower into what I think of as the classic hash brown…

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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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