The famous ‘divorce’ carrot cake

No worries, all is well between me and Mr. Chuckles! In fact, our relationship is probably much enhanced after he baked us this delicious and delectable carrot cake, inspired by a popular post on Reddit. Last month, a Reddit author shared their mother’s recipe for this carrot cake that earned its title when their father…

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Goodfood recap: Meatballs and more

This past week’s worth of Goodfood meals featured some variety, but was capped on each end by meatballs. I love meatballs, so I’m not complaining! Here’s what we’ve been eating lately via our meal kit subscription. MONDAY Saucy scallion pork meatballs over jasmine rice with garlic sautรฉed greens & creamy slaw. Our first meatball meal…

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Strawberry honey whipped ricotta parfait

Summer is just about wrapping up, but you can eek out one last seasonal recipe with this whipped ricotta parfait. We made this a few weeks ago as a dessert and enjoyed its light and refreshing taste, and the opportunity to use up our remaining batch of strawberries. Recipe Adapted from She Loves Biscotti. Servings:…

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Photo essay: Summer in the city

It’s August 31st and the end of summer is upon us. Here’s a recap of our prolonged staycation in Toronto this season.

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Experimenting with Chinese tea eggs

One of our favourite vendors at the Waterfront Asian Night Market, which we attend every year here in Toronto, are the tea eggs. Since the night market is cancelled this year and Mr. Chuckles suddenly had a craving for them, I decided to do a little kitchen experiment and make them on my own. Tea…

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Goodfood recap: Mostly vegetables

I should really eat more vegetables. This last weekโ€™s worth of Goodfood meal kits helped address my produce deficiency, with about half the meals being fully vegetarian and the others being at least โ€˜vegetable forwardโ€™. MONDAY Pork larb noodle salad with rainbow vegetables & sweet-chilli lemongrass vinaigrette. Larb, also known as laap, is a traditional…

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My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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Goodfood recap: Frango churrasco to pretzel bun burgers

The time has come for another Goodfood recap. Our recent week’s worth of meals included a great deal of variety, and we had the opportunity to pull out the grill for a few of the recipes again. From frango churrasco to pretzel bun burgers, we ate well this week. MONDAY Frango churrasco with potato wedges…

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Japanese eats in Toronto

I just ordered a plate of aburi sushi and a salmon hand roll from our local sushi joint, inspiring me to write up this post on my favourite Japanese restaurants in Toronto. As you know, Japanese cuisine is one of my absolute favourites. A couple years ago, I had the chance to eat up a…

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Celebrating 2000+ followers with my favourite blog tools

As of this past week, I’ve Bean Travelling now proudly boasts over 2000 followers from WordPress, social media, and email! In keeping with my tradition, this milestone will be marked with a blog post about blogging. This time around, I thought I’d share with you my favourite tools that I’ve used to grow my corner…

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