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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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Crispy Fish Tacos

Centretown I live in an area of Ottawa called Centretown. Well, more specifically, I live in the Golden Triangle. It is the neighbourhood east of Elgin Street and bordered in by the Rideau Canal. It’s a beautiful area in the heart of downtown full of green space, parks, cafes and pubs. Food in the area […]

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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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Mexican Rice Bowl

It’s 6pm. You’ve just got home from work and it’s already cold and dark. Yup, November is here. That awkward month between the beautiful autumn season and the snowy Christmas holidays. As someone who loves outdoor sports, November is always a transition month for me. Too cold to run, but not cold enough to skate […]

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Quinoa Sushi

Quinoa Sushi

Ever since I started working at bv02 back in December 2011 I’ve become somewhat addicted to two things: Americanos, and sushi. I’m not complaining. But when you start buying both of them almost every day, it gets somewhat expensive. So I started making espressos every day before work – but I would still end up […]

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Pulled Chicken Enchiladas

You hear a lot of people get excited to go home to their parents house for a nice “home cooked dinner”. I get excited to go home to make my parents dinner. Don’t get me wrong, they are awesome cooks, but I love to share my passion with them – plus, their kitchen is stellar. We […]

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Mango Avocado Salsa

Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means? We say so long to the wintery comfort foods like French Onion Soup and Lasagna for a few months, and welcome the fresh, light flavours of summer. Entert Mango Salsa. This is always a hit, no matter where I bring it. It’s great with […]

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