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Vietnamese Spring Roll Recipe

I love hand held foods. What could be better than holding something in your hand and eating it? It’s the ultimate in minimalism. No utensils, no cutting – just grab and eat. I have a long list of favourite handhelds,…

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I don’t have the best knife technique ever but sometimes I like to pretend that I have mad chopping skills. I especially love breaking down cauliflower. Once you get the core out you can just get into the zone cutting…

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Ikea Swedish Meatball Recipe

Sometimes Mike and I will go to Ikea just for the meatballs. The furniture shopping is pretty much secondary. I also have a thing for Ikea’s mac and cheese (it’s sacrilege, I know) but that’s a story for another time….

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Momofuku Milk Bar Liquid Cheesecake Recipe

I’m a pretty big fan of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants. I even cooked through his entire cookbook! It’s no surprise then, that I thought I would be equally enthralled with the sweets from Momofuku Milk Bar, the dessert outpost of…

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Coddled Egg Recipe

When we were down in Yountville, we had an incredibly delicious coddled egg dish at Thomas Keller’s French bistro, Bouchon. The egg was was coddled on top of a potato puree with roasted mushrooms and sautéed spinach. There was buttered…

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Spinach Feta Egg Wrap Recipe

I love, love, love the spinach and feta egg wraps from Starbucks. They are seriously good. I don’t know if it’s because I’m always super hungry when I eat them or if they’re really just that good, but there’s definitely…

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Baked Pork and Crab Wonton Recipe

I have a thing for wonton skins. Even when I was a kid, I used to just eat the skins and leave the meat behind. Eating wontons always meant that I’d get a talking to from my mom. “Why are…

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Ginger Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of those dishes where preferences are very individualized (much like how well-done you like your instant noodles). Peas, no peas, soy sauce, no soy sauce, scrabbled egg bits or egg mixed right in, and the list…

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Ebi Tempura Rice Ball Recipe

If you ever have a chance to visit Japan, you should definitely make it a priority to visit the basements of the department stores. Sounds like a weird item to have on your must-visit list, but trust me, the department…

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Spinach Potato Soup Recipe

I’ve been wanting a new immersion blender ever since my last one died a sudden death in the middle of blending a pot of soup. It took me two years but I’ve finally brought a new bright green immersion blender…

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Chai Tea Cupcake Recipe

I kind of have a slight addiction to Starbucks. I’ve heard all the arguments against: caffeine isn’t great for you; the drinks are sugar bombs; and you can save hundreds of thousands of dollars if you just don’t go–but I…

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Pierogi Grilled Cheese Recipe

For food emergencies, I always tend to have one of three instant food items in the house: frozen dumplings, instant noodles and frozen pierogis. Frozen pierogis, homemade or store-bought, are a lifesaver when I’m out of my mind hungry and…

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