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Herbed Olive Oil Biscuits

Carbs. Perfect for everything.

 

I like using heart shaped cookie cutters, molds, stamps, whatever. My middle name is Love (seriously), and I’m normally a huge cheeseball. I like to draw heart shaped sriracha on food I give to Michael.

 

Love love love love hearts *puke*. I make myself sick!

 

It was our 3 year anniversary yesterday, so I post something heart shaped in lieu of a proper related post.

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Glazed Salmon with Chimichurri

Moist salmon with a sticky savory glaze, topped with a lively and bright chimichurri.

 

We don’t eat as much fish as I’d like. Michael is slowly warming up to the idea of fish, although he eats sushi which is a jump. Apparently raw fish is better than cooked! 😛

 

But since my parents always give me fish, it was time to make some. I’ve never made my own chimichurri before so I grabbed a recipe from epicurious.

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Garlic Monkey Bread

Yum!

 

I guess this is more of a pull apart bread, but whatever. I think monkey bread has to be “gooey” or something? 😛

I wanted something to go with spaghetti and meatballs, so I came up with this.

 

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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chicken

It's just you and me noodles. (And Michael) But mostly you an' me.

 

You know I love spicy, asian-y, cilantro-y, peanut-y, whatever else-y can describe my tastes. This is a dish I’ve started to make much more often because it’s just so easy. And I have not just one, but TWO ways to make this! Golly! (there’s way more ways than two, I might have lied)

 

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7 Facts Blogger Game

I looked everywhere for a sesame street reference, but this will have to do instead.

Well I’ve been tagged so I guess I have to participate! 😛

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La Casita – Bday Dinner 1!

La Casita!

 

I’ve been having a great birthday so far. I have such great friends and they’ve been treating me so well! With food and booze. How kind!

My girlfriend took me down to La Casita on Tuesday for a meal! Her exact words were to “wine and dine me” but whatever.

 

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Roast Beef in August

I'll show YOU who's crazy.

 

So I made a roast beef in the middle of summer. You might say blasphemous, but I say delicious!

We’re lucky because of this new place, I’m not limited with what I can cook depending on temperature. It’s always nice and cool down here 🙂

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Pho Central on Davie St

Rare Beef Pho

 

I know you’re probably sick of hearing about all this pho I eat, but it really is amazing. It’s the most wonderful comfort food on the planet. Warm, spicy, rich, beefy, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy and full like other dinners.

We went down to Pho Central on Davie st. We have this problem of wandering up and down Davie or Robson trying to decide what to eat and just end up getting grumpy and hungrier.

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Garlic Beef Sausage Curry

Yum Yum Yum

My first real meal in my home! We have been eating out a lot. Specially pho at this one place, I think we’ve gone every second day =/

I threw together  a quick curry using Glico curry. Which is my favourite instant-ready-to-go curry. The jarred ones always taste…odd.

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Simple Pasta Dinner

Delicious!

 

Just a quick post before bed!

I made a sundried olive and rosemary focaccia and pasta with italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil!

Focaccia recipe here:http://raptortoe.com/2010/​10/06/tomato-focaccia/ Just replace tomatoes with same amount of pitted sundried olives and throw in some rosemary.

For the pasta, sautee two italian sausages removed from the casing until browned, add 1/2 cup roughly chopped mushrooms.

Add 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, or just diced tomatoes, strain if too much liquid. Cook and reduce until thickened, season with salt and pepper.

Add a small handfull of fresh minced basil and toss with your favourite pasta!


Chevre and Mushroom Zucchini Boats

Such a good last minute idea!

Today I’ve left the house 3 times, washed and folded 3 loads of laundry, done 2 loads of dishes, made burgers, potato salad, guacamole, these puppies and banana bread.

 

So in the interest of my sanity I wasn’t going to post this.

But since it was SO good, and I had some okay lighting, posted it is!

 

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Noodle Box!

Or as we say "Noodo-box".

 

This is probably one of my favourite restaurants. It’s simple, delicious and consistent. I think I really love it because I don’t eat there often, it’s always something to look forward to, and taking transit to Kits isn’t really my most favourite thing to do, so it doesn’t happen often.

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

Will make again, and again.

 

I don’t wanna call these thai, maybe moreso “thai inspired”, or “east asian inspired” but whatever. They’re DAMN good and that’s all that matters.

 

 

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Lemongrass Chicken

Perfect for the bbq! Srsly!

 

My favourite is Pho, Michael’s favourite is lemongrass chicken. (although he’s been ordering pho lately, I am a converter of all. The United Church of Beef Broth.)

 

So for my wonderful, amazing, mass amount of chicken consuming- significant other. I decided to try making it!

 

I’ve made it with packet lemongrass mixes before, but it never tastes right. Nothing from a package ever tastes right.

 

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An attempt at Pho

Rare beef Pho! Beautiful colours, but not quite there yet.

 

I can’t get enough Vietnamese food. Plus most pho goes for under $7, and affordable amazingly delicious food is generally a good thing.

So I wanted to try and make it. I’ve tried before, and it was kinda..eegh. This time was better, but still not perfect.

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Cheddar Sriracha Swirl Bread

Gorgeous!

 

 

I’ve been bad lately. I have so many things to post about, but have been really lazy. The busy-ness at work has finally subsided, so I’ll be good and post lots, I swear! Plus michael starts working again soon, and I’ll have $$ for more food related frivolities!

 

FRIVOLITIES!

 

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa


A portrait of a dinner.

 

 

I love making my own salsas. Pineapple salsa is my allll time favourite. But this is a good one too. Ugh. Peach salsa is awesome too.

 

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Ham and Pea Soup

 

Perfect on a kinda gloomy day like today!

 

I think ham and pea soup is my favourite soup. I’m not certain though, I can change my mind pretty easily. But it’s almost like eating a ham dinner in a bowl. So good.

 

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Italian Sausage Meatballs with Espelette Pepper Jelly

It sounds fancy but it soooo isn't.

I tried summing this recipe up, but it kept ending up as a “that’s what she said” joke. So we’ll just say they’re good! Easy too!

 

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Black Bean, Mushroom and Bacon Baked Eggs

A nice lunch!

 

 

I wasn’t sure what to make for lunch, I was thinking pasta, but I had some bacon and eggs and it sounded perfect!

 

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Linguine in Sun-dried Tomato Pesto with Chicken

Oh-hohoho-YES

 

Pasta night! This is super-stupid easy to make. We’ll call it SS Easy for short. I bet it’s also the name of some lewd yacht somewhere.

 

 

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Parmesan Shrimp Penne

Deeeee-lish!

 

 

We needed another quick dinner, but I had ingredients this time!

 

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Garlic Cheese Rolls

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Sesame Teriyaki Wings!

So. SO good.

This isn’t really a recipe as much as it’s what I made for dinner. Nothing special. But OH so good.

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Pork Meatballs (also featuring tomato sauce and pasta!)

 

It's nota spicya meatball!

 

This is another one of those last-minute-unplanned-incredibly-successful dinners. I had some defrosted pork in the fridge, some leftover sauce, and tons of pasta in the cupboard.

For meatballs and hamburgers/meatloaf I generally follow one recipe.

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