I Am... Peach Pistachio Galette Recipe

I had a pretty epic Saturday and it all started out with A Cozy Kitchen's Peach Pistachio Galette. I got up bright and early and had myself a little treat while the house was asleep. Galettes are not technically a breakfast food, but it was Saturday and I had a ripe peach just begging to be baked up in a buttery galette. I love pistachios in baked goods and this one did not disappoint.

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I Am... Baked Pumpkin Cat Doughnut Recipe

I've been seeing these Japanese cat doughnuts all over the internet and I knew I just had to make them, especially since one of my besties is a cat and doughnut lover. These cutie-pie doughnuts are a birthday treat for my sweet friend, Minna (Happy Birthday Minna!).

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I Am... Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

Once September rolls around I become obsessed with pumpkins. I'm not quite sure why I love pumpkin so much - I didn't grow up eating it and to this day mom tells me that she'd rather die than eat pumpkin pie. It's not that she hates the fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit!), it has to do more with the spices, specifically cinnamon. I am totally the opposite — I think pumpkin pie spices, especially cinnamon, are the best thing about pumpkinfied foods.

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I Am... Endless Summer Sangria Recipe

I have to warn you, this sangria is dangerous. It's so delicious that you'll find yourself drinking glass after glass without realizing just how much alcohol you've consumed. It's also dangerous because you can pretty much make it with all the things you have at home right now.

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I Am... Best Ever Cinnamon Toast Recipe

Now that cooler weather is rolling in, I'm on a toast kick. I feel like toast is on a completely different level than plain old bread. I almost feel bad for bread and it's lack of crispy edges. Whenever I see a loaf of bread at the grocery store I think to myself, "Wow, you would be delicious as a bag of toast! You need some transformative fire." Toast's golden brown color, crispiness and ability to melt butter gets me every time.

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I Am... Hainanese Chicken Summer Roll Recipe

Hainanese chicken rice is one of my all time favourite meals. For those of you who haven't had it, it's a simple chicken and rice dish that is deceptively full of flavour. I say it's deceptive because it's literally just a plate of chicken and rice. But really, it's so much more than just a plate of chicken and rice.

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I Am... Sriracha Beef Nacho Recipe

I love nachos and I'm pretty sure the whole world loves nachos too. Case in point: my dad, who makes it a point to only consume Asian food, loves nachos. I introduced them to him many, many years ago on a family cabin trip. Stuck by a lake with no means of other entertainment or Asian food, my family spent 3 days playing cards and pigging out on nachos. It was fantastic.

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I Am... Baked Banana Donuts with Nutella Glaze Recipe

I'm on a doughnut binge! First I came down with a midnight craving for doughnuts that resulted in some deep-fry action, then I saw a doughnut pan on sale at Crate and Barrel. I just had to buy it. Anything that makes doughnut making a little simpler is a-ok in my books.

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I Am... Fifteen Minute Doughnut Hole Recipe

Do you ever get hit by a random craving in the middle of the night? The other day it happened to me and it was doughnuts, of course. Delicious, hot, sweet and fluffy doughnuts. I could have left the house to find a random 24 hour doughnut shop, but at that point in the night, leaving the house seemed like a massive undertaking.

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I Am... Yamamoto Menzou, Kyoto, Japan

Want to know a secret? I'm horrible at post-processing. Horribly slow that is. I'll take a million or more photos while on vacation, or even while cooking for the blog, but I'll only post-process a handful. And while I know the ultimate for most photographers is out-of-camera, there's something romantic (as least as romantic as you can get in this digital world) about post-processing. It's nowhere nearly the same as a darkened lightroom with a bare red bulb hanging above, but I still like tweaking and perfecting photos. There's still a bit of art in post-processing (even with the same starting image, everyone's photos will turn out differently) and I think that's why it takes me so long to get around to my raw files.

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I Am... Banh Mi Taco Recipe

These banh mi tacos combine two of my favourite things: banh mi and tacos. Sometimes it not so easy finding fresh Vietnamese baguettes (I'm quite picky about the bread my banh mi is made on) and for some reason, using tortillas seemed like the obvious answer. Vietnamese and Mexican food share a love for limes, cilantro and spiciness so it's natural to pair them up.

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I Am... Roast Beef Sandwich with Wasabi Mayo Recipe

I feel like sandwiches are one of those polarizing foods. Maybe not so much like foie gras or durian, but there are definitely two camps: sandwich lovers and sandwich take-it-or-leavers. I'm a sandwich lover: I love their portability and how their possibilities are endless.

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