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Gyoza. Always and forever.

By popular demand! The Sasano gyoza recipe! It’s easier than it sounds. The hardest part is creating the little pleats, but as long as you seal the meat into the wrapper in some way, it doesn’t matter how it looks. … Continue reading

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YOU MUST MAKE THIS SMOOTHIE

1 C frozen dark cherries/strawberries 1 C soy milk or whatever Bloop of yogurt A handful of spinach (for your health) AND … A SPOONFUL OF NUTELLA. Drinkable chocolate-covered cherries/strawberries. YOU’RE WELCOME. Oh yeah. Put it in a blender and … Continue reading

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I AM THE QUEEN OF WAFFLES

Tonight I was supposed to go to Lily Tsui’s house for breakfast-for-dinner, but she got last-minute Oilers tickets and who am I to prevent a woman from going to see her true love? I have somehow accumulated way too many … Continue reading

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Chocolate cream pie

The other night I was determined to make a beautiful dinner and a mind-blowing dessert to, uh, blow minds. I’d been waiting for an occasion to make a French Silk Pie, so I found a recipe from Martha Stewart that … Continue reading

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Tilapia with cilantro pesto

This is actually something that Aaron improvised once, to amazing effect. Tilapia is a very affordable (and usually sustainable) fish. I managed to find some filets for cheap at T&T, so I let Aaron make this simple recipe again. It’s … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Okonomiyaki

Lots of people who go to Japan invariably come home raving about okonomiyaki, a popular comfort food that is more or less a cabbage pancake. I don’t know if it’s a regional thing, but we never really had it at … Continue reading

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Natto oatmeal

As far as Japanese food characteristics, umami gets all the glory.  But nothing says delicious like the distinctive slimy texture of a lot of my favourite traditional foods: tororo and natto, specifically. Much has been made of the legendary stickiness … Continue reading

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Dinner project: Sukiyaki

It’s getting colder now, so it’s time to start making hot pots! One of my favourites is sukiyaki, a hearty salty-sweet meal that’s homey and comforting. My mom gave me a nice clay hot pot a few years ago, but … Continue reading

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Buttermilk biscuits

Last weekend I made The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever. It involved buttermilk, which only comes in half-litres. I’m a bit lactose-intolerant, so I rarely have or use regular milk, much less buttermilk. But I spotted it in the fridge … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Falafel

Some of us around here are donair addicts. It’s terrible, because we live not even a block away from a donair place. Some days, there’s nothing like a donair that fills your stomach like a sack of cement, sopping with … Continue reading

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