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Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

This Lunar or Chinese New Year, we attempted to make as much of our Chinese meal from scratch as possible.  In reality, depending on who you ask, it wasn’t a traditional menu.  There were no whole steamed fish or chicken, abalone slices on vegetables , dried oysters stewed with hair-like seaweed, or any of those typical Chinese New Year dishes that we grew to love (or despise) as kids.  We did, however, tried to keep it Chinese-y.
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Klondike Rose Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash with Rib Eye Steak and Sous Vide Egg Recipe

Do people still follow the Atkin’s diet? Or South Beach? Now, I don’t judge.  I like the idea of cutting refined carbohydrates out of my diet but in reality, it’s a sheer impossibility. Tell me, what can’t the potato do?  Many of my favourite foods and guilty pleasures are made from this starchy tuber.  Tater tots, poutine, croquetas de bacalao, the list is longer than my arm.
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Yuzu Chawanmushi recipe (savory Japanese egg custard with citrus)

Speaking of eggs, I don’t know about you but I enjoy my eggs creamy, drippy, slurppy, velvety, and custardy as opposed to powdery and hard – yuck!
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Cook perfect soft boiled eggs in an electric kettle

After some heart-thumping news, let’s tone it down a bit, shall we? Here’s a simple trick that The Cowboy taught me on how to boil the perfect eggs without the stove or a pot.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Soufflé Recipe

Greetings from Paris, mon cheri! I’m thoroughly immersed in the city of love where the most breathtakingly ornate architecture surrounds me.
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Passionfruit Ice Cream Recipe

I try my best to buy local produce and fortunately, B.C. has a healthy variety of local foods. However, it irritates me when people purchase berries imported from Texas in January at $5.00 for a half pint.
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When Life Hands You Bittermelon

Make Goya Chanpuru (bittermelon stir-fry). Ever since I can remember, my mom has instilled in me the Chinese health philosophy that food and medicine work hand in hand.
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Bouchon’s Aïoli Recipe

Two posts in one night? Well, more like wee hours of the early morning. It’s because I am excited to share the Clams Marinières with Soffritto recipe with you but I first need to explain the Aïoli recipe.
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Bouchon’s Chilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette and Eggs Mimosa Recipe

Asperges en Vinaigrette et Œufs Mimosa Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver. We tend to be late bloomers because of our temperamental coastal climate
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