recipes

porchetta pizza recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Porchetta Pizza Recipe

I made a batch of no-knead pizza dough the other day and proceeded to go on a pizza making binge. No-knead pizza dough is seriously the BEST. THING. EVER. Seriously, all you do is mix up flour, water, yeast and…

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kalbi baby back ribs recipe

Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

I used to be considered somewhat of a “baby back ribs expert” in my family. Back in high school I had an obsession with barbecue baby back ribs. I didn’t have a DIY smoker or anything like that. Nope, I…

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peeps coconut cake recipe

Peeps Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

Whenever Easter rolls around I get a kick out of seeing all the Easter candy at the store. I’m not a huge fan of candy — I didn’t even taste Peeps until I was well into my twenties, but I…

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watermelon burrata salad recipe

Watermelon Burrata Salad Recipe

Are you a fan of watermelon and feta? I have to confess: I’ve never had a watermelon feta salad. I have no idea what people are talking about when they describe it’s deliciousness. It’s not that I have anything against…

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lemongrass pork meatball quinoa bowl recipe

Lemongrass Pork Meatball Quinoa Bowl Recipe

You know that awkward stage when you’ve just started dating someone and you go over to their parents’ place for dinner? Everyone’s smiling and making small talk about the weather and you’re basically worried about sounding coherent and likeable at…

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Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Back when I was still in school, one of my girlfriends worked at a doughnut shop. She didn’t fry doughnuts (the newest employees had that job) or sell them (usually the lazier employees) — instead she got to decorate and…

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brussels sprout grilled cheese recipe

Brussels Sprout Grilled Cheese Recipe

It’s April! The month of spring showers, fresh greenery, Easter eggs, and baby animals. And…it’s also National Grilled Cheese Month! I know, it sounds like some sort of wonderfully horrible April Fools joke, but no joke, it’s Grilled Cheese Month…

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honey mustard chicken thighs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Honey Mustard Chicken Thigh Recipe

Have you guys ever played that game where all the animals in the world disappear and you can only eat one kind of meat for the rest of your life? (I know this isn’t relevant to all those non-meat eaters…

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crab rangoon deviled eggs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs

I know some people who don’t like egg yolks. I just don’t get that. Egg yolks are the best part! I mean, I like egg whites too, but I would never just eat the whites and leave the yolk. But…

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turkey tenders

Baked Turkey Tenders Recipe

Yesterday I looked in the fridge at a package of chicken breasts to only discover that they were turkey. Not that I have anything against turkey — I guess poultry is poultry is poultry? Anyway, my plan for the chicken…

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steak and egg

Steak and Egg Sandwich Recipe

I am obsessed with pretzel rolls. Actually, I’m kind of going through pretzel croissant withdrawal, so maybe I’m just substituting one love for another. Still, pretzel rolls are pretty damn delicious, especially when stuffed with steak, arugula and a fried…

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potato topped irish beef stew recipe

Irish Beef Stew Recipe

It’s Pi Day tomorrow and St. Patrick’s day on Monday so I thought I’d do a little mashup homage for a little festivity. Generally I’m not one of those people who celebrates every occasion under the sun (mostly because I…

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vietnamese irish coffee

Vietnamese Irish Coffee Recipe

My favourite way to drink coffee is a bastardized version of Vietnamese coffee: espresso with just a touch bit of sweetened condensed milk stirred in. I do love traditional Vietnamese coffee too, with it’s rich, deep flavour and loads of…

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easy apple tart

Quick & Easy Apple Tart Recipe

When I think of classic diner desserts I think of chocolate cake, sundaes and apple pie and ice cream. I kind of don’t get the whole warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream thing, but I do enjoy the combination…

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miso coconut chicken

Miso Coconut Chicken

Everyone has their favourite pantry staples and one of mine is coconut milk. I’m not sure why, but a can of coconut milk makes me feel safe. So much so that I have back-up cans, just in case. You may…

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crispy salt and pepper french toast recipe

Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast Recipe

Is it just me, or is brunch the best meal ever? Savoury, sweet, carb-full or carb-less, meat-filled or meat-less, brunch is the bomb. The only problem with brunch (not like it’s a real problem) is that I can never decide…

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okonomiyaki burger

Okonomiyaki Burger Recipe

I tend to get into food ruts. I’ll eat the same thing, over and over and over again. And the thing is, it doesn’t bore me. In fact, the freedom to consume my favourite foods for days in a row is…

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miso pasta salad recipe

Miso Pasta Salad Recipe

Miso is one of those super versatile ingredients that I find myself using more and more. Miso is like Pink. Not pink the colour, but Pink the artist. It seems like she’s never in the spotlight, drama-wise, at least, but…

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tonkatsu sandwich recipe

Katsu Sando – Tonkatsu Sandwich Recipe

It seems that most of the world has a version of schnitzel: cutlet-style meat, breaded and fried. I love meat, I love bread, and I love anything deep-fried, so it’s a no brainer that I love schnitzel-like foods. If we’re…

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earl grey tea latte pancakes

Earl Grey Tea Latte Pancake Recipe

Are you willing to line up for food? I’m not talking about a quick 20 minute line up that moves at a brisk pace, I’m talking about waiting in line for hours just to get a taste of something you’ve…

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squid carbonara recipe

Calamari Carbonara Recipe

Clearly, I love eggs. In fact, eggs are one of the most tagged items on this blog. I love eggs almost as much as I love potatoes and noodles. And, depending on my mood, maybe even a little more so…

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slow scrambled eggs

Slow Scrambled Eggs Recipe

You might think this is a strange recipe. After all, why on earth would anyone feel the need to share how they make scrambled eggs? Truth: these are nothing like “regular” scrambled eggs. These eggs are creamy, decadent and luscious….

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2 minute chocolate mug cake

2 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Okay, food confession time. When I was a kid, I LOVED McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake. My mom never baked chocolate cake, so Deep ‘n Delicious is the chocolate cake that has all my warm and fuzzy nostalgic childhood…

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potato dominoes

Potato Domino Recipe

You know those “All About Me” booklets they have you do in Kindergarten? You draw a picture of yourself, your family, your house, and a bunch of your favourite things. (Do they still do this?) My first couple of pages…

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lemon meringue french toast recipe

Lemon Meringue French Toast Recipe

It’s February already, can you believe it? Soon, Spring will be right around the corner, but in the meantime, February means Valentine’s Day, which means an influx of heart-shaped sweets and pink. I happen to love hearts and pink things,…

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broccoli & cheddar grilled cheese

Broccoli and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Recipe

I love snowboarding. I love the snow, the speed and the sound your board makes as you carve through fresh powder. One of me and Mike’s favourite spots is the glacier on Whistler. You have to take a rope tow…

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sriracha caramel corn recipe

Sriracha Caramel Corn Recipe

I’m not the type to enjoy the Super Bowl (give me the Puppy Bowl any day!) but I must I am intrigued by game day food. From what I can tell, game day food can be, but is not limited…

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mushroom onion tart recipe

Mushroom Onion Tart Recipe

When we were teenagers, my mom used to stock the freezer up with loads of frozen foods for me and my brother to bake up or microwave on a whim. Back in the day Kevin and I didn’t really have any…

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sriracha roasted cauliflower recipe

Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I am a huge fan of cauliflower. I know some people who think cauliflower should be banned from cruditè platters, but I actually love it raw. You can always count on me to finish off those crunchy white florets of…

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jalapeño honey garlic chicken recipe

Jalapeño Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

I love garlic, but whenever I peel and chop it my fingers end up smelling like garlic for the rest of the day. I haven’t resorted to buying peeled garlic (yet!) and I recently just discovered a new garlic peeling…

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breakfast taquito recipe

Breakfast Taquito Recipe

The first time I had taquitos I was in the middle of an epic fight with an old ex-boyfriend. It was so long ago that I don’t remember what the fight was about. And to be honest, I don’t remember…

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broccoli sausage pasta bake recipe

Pasta, Sausage & Broccoli Bake

I don’t know about you but I love a good snow storm and all the recent crazy photos of snow are making me nostalgic for my snow-filled childhood. Don’t get me wrong, Tokyo is wonderful in the winter, but the…

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grilled egg and cheese recipe

Grilled Egg and Cheese Recipe

Are you guys as obsessed with grilled cheese sandwiches as I am? I am a true grilled cheese lover. And adding a egg just blows all other grilled cheeses out of the water. Technically this recipe isn’t a grilled cheese…

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spam and pineapple fried rice - www.iamafoodblog.com

Spam and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

2014 is fast approaching and with the coming of the new year, there are always resolutions to eat better and be healthier. I’m all for healthy eating and living, but there’s still time to indulge my friends! And nothing is…

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bacon wrapped yaki mochi recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Bacon-Wrapped Yaki Mochi Recipe

I’m in the land of mochi, sushi and all things kawaii and I’m loving it! If you’ve never had mochi before, you should definitely try it. Mochi is kind of hard to describe with it’s gooey chewiness, but all you…

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miso toast and soft boiled eggs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Miso Toast Soldiers and Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

December is perfect for long, lingering breakfasts by the fire. In my perfect world, me and Mike would be cozy in our kitchen nook (doesn’t exist) overlooking the freshly snow covered forest-y backyard (I live in a high rise). There’d…

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chicken fried steak recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Let me start off by saying that before this post I have never eaten chicken fried steak. It’s not a big dish in Vancouver and I actually don’t see it on menus all to often, even while travelling. Apparently I…

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mac and cheese pie recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mac and Cheese Pie Recipe

I’m fresh off the plane from my trip to Australia, and the one thing that stuck out for me about the land down under, aside from the abundance of cute marsupials, is the fact that they LOVE pies. There were…

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mini jalapeño spinach bowl recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Mini Baked Jalapeño Spinach Dip Recipe

Happy December! It’s my most favourite time of year! I love, love, love Christmas and even though I won’t be home in Vancouver this year, I’m still going to be celebrating. December is one of my favourite months – full…

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oven roasted brussel sprouts with fish sauce recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Fish Sauce Recipe

I am a brussel sprout fiend. It wasn’t always so, but now, I am a true brussel sprout lover. Growing up we never ate brussel sprouts. I’m thinking that it’s partially due to the fact that brussel sprouts don’t feature…

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