Tag Archives: asian

Spicy Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Last year I visited the Urban Element on Parkdale for a cooking class called Live and Let Thai. This is awesome on multiple levels. First, it’s a Paul McCartney reference, which is awesome. Secondly, I love Thai food – and the Urban Element’s class did not disappoint. Chef Candice Butler taught us all about the tastes, flavours […]

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Vietnamese Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

We love Asian food – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese – all of it. Traditionally, we make a lot of stir fries and noodle dishes. Lately, however, we’ve been looking for something a bit lighter. A bit healthier. This chopped salad is crunchy, sweet, spicy, healthy, and best of all, satisfying. Vietnamese Chopped Salad 1 head […]

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Ginger Sesame Asian Chicken Salad

The arrival of summer brings many things. Cottages. Patios. Beers. Nachos. While all of this eating and drinking can add up and be quite unhealthy, Katie and I have decided to balance it out with daily exercise and lighter weekday meals. This dish is a variation of a few different recipes that Katie gathered for me. It […]

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Hot & Sour Soup

Winters in Ottawa are long and cold. Every time you think that Spring may finally be here, Winter comes roaring back with 20 cm of snow and bone chilling winds. While most people cower away inside during the winter months, Katie and I like to get out and enjoy the snow. Whether it be snowboarding, […]

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Chicken Pad Thai

Lately, Katie and I have been making a lot more Asian dishes. Not only are they relatively easy to make, but they are often absolutely delicious and make hands down the best leftovers. Chicken Pad Thai is no exception. The amazing combination of flavours and textures have made this one of our favourite dinners, and we make […]

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Asian Meatballs

Meatballs. Simple, classic, and delicious. Whether they accompany your spaghetti, top your pizza or are the heart of your sandwich, they are always amazing. But lately I’ve been getting a bit tired of the traditional Italian meatballs. So I decided to make these Asian inspired ones instead. And yeah, they were amazing. These are ideal […]

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