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Coconut Shrimp & Ginger Aioli

After a horrible takeout experience which saw us wait almost 3 hours for Thai food that never arrived, Katie and I decided to spend last Saturday making the ultimate Thai feast ourselves. The plan was to make our favourites – Pad Thai and Red Curry Chicken. While I was shopping for the ingredients at Kowloon Market, […]

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Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

-22.7° celsius. That’s how cold it got this past weekend. I know, we live in Canada. But it’s still November, and that bone chilling cold isn’t supposed to show its ugly face until at least the new year, right? So what do you do when it’s that cold. Bundle up? Stay inside? I typically cook. […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Snacking. It’s everyone’s worst enemy. Katie and I are guilty of it all the time. It mostly comes in the form of Miss Vickies – they are pretty hard to resist. Ever since we started running, we’ve been trying to eat better too. That applies to snacking as well. While giving up Miss Vickies is […]

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Beef Spoons with Balsamic Reduction

Katie turned 25 this past year. A birthday that big deserved a suitable celebration. So we threw a party. I spent all day preparing in the kitchen as I had promised to make all of the food. I made an extensive cheese plate, candied nuts, chocolate covered strawberries, chicken satays and prosciutto wrapped figs. But it […]

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Turkey Meatballs and Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Things have been pretty hectic since the move. Katie and I are both really busy at work, we’re still trying to pull together the new place and frantically trying to prepare for Christmas. Tonight will be a nice break from it all as our good friends, and new neighbours,  Saskia and Emily are throwing their annual Centretown […]

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Chipotle Chicken Pumpkin Ale Chili

To inaugurate the start of fall, bv02 decided to hold an office chili cook-off back in September. The result was 8 chilis, 27 judges and a hot pepper eating contest. Predicting that many of my coworkers would go with the classic chili full of beef and spice, I decided to take the creative route to set […]

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Smoked Paprika Crisps with Garlic Onion Dip

Guilty pleasures. We all have them. For some it’s popcorn, others it’s cookies. For Katie and I, we have a guilty pleasure by the name of Miss Vickies. There’s just something about them that make them irresistible to us. Knowing that they are not the healthiest of snacks, we’ve tried to eat them less often. Easier said than done. […]

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Tonight I’m heading to another edition of Man Dinner. Yes, I have blogged about this before. It’s a pretty simple idea. Man Dinner is basically a macho potluck. Here are the brief rules. Guys only, bring a dish made with meat, and some cold beers. That’s it. Most guys go for the classics – wings, […]

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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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Sun Dried Tomato, Basil & Brie Spread

I heard a great quote recently. “Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese”. Well said. With that, I’d had my eye on this recipe for some time not only becuase of the spectacular combination of ingredients that go into it, but the simplicity and crowd pleasing aspect of it. So when Katie […]

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