fried rice mains recipes

I Am... 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 more indulgent than this spam fried rice.

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recipes snacks starters

I Am... 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 really need to know is that it's mostly about the texture and its texture is delicious! Mochi is made from short grain sticky rice and as a result, is quite sticky, as well as neutral flavoured. This opens up a lot of possibilities when working with mochi. It's often used in delicate Japanese sweets or wrapped around ice cream, but my favourite way to enjoy mochi is on the more savoury side of things.

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breakfast recipes

I Am... 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 be a couple of shy deer at the salt lick and a few curious bunnies by the edge of my lawn (the only wildlife in the city are raccoons). Inside, there would most definitely be a fire (wish I had a fireplace), a huge pot of coffee, and miso toast soldiers with soft boiled eggs (this I can do!).

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mains meat recipes

I Am... 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. When I first came across the name, I was confused. Chicken? Steak? Was it chicken, steak or other?

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mains meat recipes

I Am... 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 pie. Pies and sausage rolls. They were sold everywhere: coffee shops, random street stands, and of course they had several dedicated pie only shops.

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jams, spreads, dips meat free mini recipes snacks starters

I Am... 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 hand for all those folks who drop by and these mini spinach bread bowls are perfect for popping into the oven and eating while piping hot.

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recipes sides

I Am... 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 vegetable that kids didn't like to eat. Considering how picky I was about food, it was a pretty safe bet on her part. I had heard from other kids about the horror of brussel sprouts so I was pretty happy that I never had to eat them.

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breakfast french toast recipes

I Am... 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 of Chicken and Waffles. I heard of Roscoe's thanks to Snoop Dogg. Or, well, I guess he's known as Snoopzilla now. Anyway, any man that can pull off his crazy suits is tops in my books.

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entertaining recipes sides starters

I Am... 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 in point: potato pancakes.

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drinks recipes

I Am... 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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mains meat recipes

I Am... 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 to me. Even now, a bowl of shepherd's pie tastes like home, happiness and comfort.

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mains meat free recipes

I Am... 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. Why isn't there an udon burger friends? I'd dig that. To me, udon is the perfect noodle: thick, chewy, and humble. Udon doesn't need the limelight - he isn't afraid to sit back and let the flavours of your dish really shine through.

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