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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 slather on as much green onion oil as they wanted. She was well known as […]

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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, but it was late and at the time a 12-pack of bad supermarket donuts seemed […]

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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 added punch of fizzy little bubbles and bubbles are just so cheerful. Even better than […]

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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 vegetable dishes. I’m not sure if this is because most vegetable dishes have a little bit […]

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The Saveur Best Food Blog Awards

I’m the kind of girl who talks a LOT. In fact, my first ever report card had a lovely note for my parents to interpret at will: Stephanie talks too much during circle time. I haven’t changed much. I still tend to talk too much, both in and outside of circles. Of course, words elude […]

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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

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 where I would shamelessly line up again and again for the free Cinnabon samples. Those were […]

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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 though because this isn’t actually a grilling recipe. That’s not to say it can’t be for […]

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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. Sometimes Mike and I will just grab a couple of bags of chips and a […]

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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 sauce and rice, eggplant seemed like it was the worst vegetable ever. I totally didn’t get […]

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The Best Enamelware

I get tons of questions about my favourite kitchen goods. In “The Best Series,” I highlight my faves. I LOVE enamelware. It’s durable, classic, easy to clean and super-versatile. You’ll see enamelware pop-up time and time again on I am a Food Blog. There aren’t too, too many enamelware companies out there – the most […]

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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 this no-knead beauty with some Vietnamese caramelized shrimp because I’m still on the shrimp on […]

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