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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 haven’t been travelling to the right places, because chicken fried steak is A. Big. Deal. […]

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mac and cheese pie recipe -

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 so many pie places, it was crazy. I think their official food might be meat […]

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Mini Baked Jalapeño Spinach Dip Recipe

Happy December! It’s my most favorite 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 favorite months – full of friends, family and of course food. It’s always good to have little nibbles on […]

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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 prominently in Chinese food and partially due to my mom thinking that they were a […]

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Fried Chicken and French Toast Waffle Recipe

Is there any better brunch food than fried chicken and waffles? They may not be as traditional and bacon and eggs or toast and jam, but chicken and waffles definitely go together. Chicken and waffles are the ultimate American breakfast dish and I first had it in LA at the place to go: Roscoe’s House […]

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latkes recipe -

Latkes Recipe

Do you have any food obsessions with things that you haven’t even eaten yet? Maybe you see a picture, or hear about a dish that you haven’t even been in the same room as, but you build it up in your mind as the greatest thing ever? This happens to me all the time. Case […]

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Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

I’m back in Vancouver for a week and my friends, it is cold here! I think my body has permanently acclimatized to the warm weather of Southern California. I’m not complaining though. Cold weather is the perfect excuse for extra cuddles, heart-warming stews and spiced apple cider. Not that one needs excuses for those things.

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Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s pie was my all time ultimate favourite thing to eat growing up. More than mac and cheese, more than grilled cheese and even more than french fries, I would choose shepherd’s pie as my meal of choice. There was something about the combination of ground meat and mashed potatoes that was so, so good […]

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Pumpkin Red Curry Udon

Do you have a favourite noodle? I profess to love all noodles (and I do!) but if there was ever a Asian noodle smack down, I’d be in udon’s corner. Udon is often overlooked in the noodle world. People sing praises about ramen and soba, but there isn’t a lot of udon love going around. […]

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Tater Tot Breakfast Nacho Recipe

Do you ever wonder why tater-tots are only served by Mexican fast food joints? Why are tater-tots Mexican and French fries French? These are the kinds of deep questions that flow through my mind at 4 in the morning after marathon watching seven episodes of MasterChef Junior.

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Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apples and Cranberries -

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple and Dried Cranberries

Do you remember the first time you heard about quinoa? I was one of those people who totally thought it was pronounced “kwin-NO-ah.” But after a couple of confused looks, I started saying “keen-WAH.” To this day I still have no idea which way is the correct way, but everyone seems to say “keen-WAH,” so […]

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Acorn Squash Breakfast Pudding Recipe

Now that it’s fall my oven is being abused heavily. One of my favourite things to do: roast squash. Roast squash is delicious on its own (I almost ate all of it while I was assembling this pudding — it was in danger of becoming squash-less) but even more delicious when you toss it into […]

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