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Guacamole with Pomegranates

Guacamole with Pomegranates

Are you thinking ‘What the what?!  Pomegranates in guacamole? This Chinese girl from Canada is crazy.’  Seriously, I don’t blame you but I swear this is the real deal.    I’ll always remember my first authentic Mexican meal after moving to Arizona at Barrio Cafe in Phoenix, where they made fresh guacamole right at our table.  The waiter wheeled out a little cart with […]

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Baked Salmon with Turmeric and Onions

Baked Salmon with Turmeric and Onions

This recipe is full of flavour thanks to the tasty blend of turmeric, hot mustard powder, and rice wine vinegar.  I have my mother-in-law to thank for introducing me to this delicious dish.  Her version involves pickling the onions, which really enhances the tastiness of this dish.  However, it’s a little time-consuming for weeknight cooking so I’ve simplified […]

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Mexican Lamb Adobo

Mexican Lamb Adobo

Most of my recipes are fast, accessible, and light.  But every once in while, I like to enjoy a deeply rich meaty stick-to-your-ribs caveman type of meal.  The kind of meal that has you leaning back in your chair in a satisfied adobo sauce-incuded stupor. I used to live in the mecca for Mexican food in Scottsdale Arizona.  And instead of learning to cook […]

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Five-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Five-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chinese New Year is this weekend and I’m new year prep mode.  Unlike its January 1st counterpart, which is basically about a countdown followed by new years resolutions, Chinese New Year feels so much more celebratory.  Typically, the weeks leading up to the new year involves cleaning and de-cluttering, so you can start the new year fresh.  By throwing out the […]

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