Asian Pasta Salad {Asian Noodle Salad}

Asian Pasta Salad with a garlic soy vinaigrette and loads of fresh vegetables from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m a pretty big vegetable lover. My husband is serious vegetable guy, too. In fact, when I met him, he introduced me to the phrase “run it through the garden” when ordering subs. We assumed this meant all of our kids would be big vegetable fans. The two eldest are huge vegetable eaters, so we…

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Easy Garlic and Ginger Glazed Sticky Pork

Easy Garlic and Ginger Sticky Glazed Pork Stir Fry

It’s no secret that food is my forever friend. It’s pretty easy to get me to hold forth on the subject in general, obviously. All that being said, I am especially passionate about the sub-category of food made of simple recipes using basic ingredients that deliver major flavours with minimal effort. Easy Garlic and Ginger…

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Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}

Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}

I have a fast and fabulous recipe to share with you because -PEOPLE- this is going to be the biggest grilling weekend of the whole year. I’m talking about Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}. This is one of the classic meats (literally and figuratively) of Mexican street tacos. Flavourful, slightly charred…

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Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs soaked in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, green onions, and fresh hot pepper.

My bonus mom, Val, was an amazing cook. She had the ability to take the most humble ingredients and turn them into food that wasn’t merely great, it was an experience. Val’s Soy Sauce Eggs are the perfect example of her ability to make comfort food exciting. How can egg possibly be exciting? Val made…

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Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe

Slow-cooker crockpot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa shredded beef

Mrawrrrrrrr. Today’s Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe makes me purr. I can’t help myself. Garlicky, tender, shredded beef braised low and slow in a spicy, smoky, flavourful barbecue sauce. It doesn’t hurt matters that it cooks all day (or all night!) while you run errands or do yardwork or try desperately not to eat the…

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Bleu Cheese Coleslaw Toasted Bun

I have to get this right out here right now. I feel like a dork calling these Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. It has EVERYTHING on there that would make it “Buffalo Chicken”, from the fried chicken tossed in a buttery hot sauce to the bleu cheese, to the coleslaw, but the problem is that I live…

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Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

Super fresh entree dinner Tex Mex Cobb Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Homer Simpson once admonished his daughter Lisa saying, “You don’t win friends with salad.” WRONG, Homer. You can totally win friends with salad. This is most especially true when we are talking about Tex-Mex Cob Salad. Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is nothing less than a miracle worker around here. My entire family (not 1, not 2,…

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