Green Salsa

I spent much of my childhood travelling and a place I often found myself visiting was Mexico. My parents love travelling here because of the friendly, laid back culture as well as the warm climate which is a nice change from Vancouver’s rainy cold winters. I found myself more fascinated by Mexico’s cuisine and how […]

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Beef Stew

Over the last couple of weeks the cold and rainy weather ┬áhas continued in Vancouver making me crave something warm. This is very unusual since the typical dry, warm heat makes me want everything to be cold. I finally gave into my cravings and made beef stew this past weekend. A stew is a combination […]

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Lasagna

I have slight obsession with cheese; this comes with the territory of being half Dutch. I could eat blocks of it on its own but my favorite way of enjoying cheese is when it is melted over top something. To me, lasagna is the perfect way of enjoying this tasty dairy product (besides nibbling on […]

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Risotto

I love spring! It’s not just because of warm weather and vibrant colours outside but also due to abundance of fresh ingredients available. The sweet, mild taste of spring onions goes well with the earthy flavours of mushrooms. To me the best way of combining these simple ingredients together is to make Risotto. Risotto is […]

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Paella

There is no denying that I love rice. It comes with the territory of being half-Japanese. Growing up on the West Coast, I love seafood. To me there is no better way of mixing these two ingredients together than Paella. Paella originates from the Spanish city of Valencia in the mid-19th century. The name is […]

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