beyondumami

Seeing that Umami is the lesser known '5th taste', I desire to explore all things food. From excellent cheese, to mouth watering pastries, to savoury meats and beyond.

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Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread
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Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread
Neighbourhood Gems - Artisan Flatbread in EdmontonI was thinking about making my own pita bread or similar as I had plans to eat curry for dinner the other night (as a container of frozen curry flew out of the top freezer and cracked, hence dinner plans). The only problem is that it has been +30C...
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Spring Fling Macaron Mashup Round-up
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Spring Fling Macaron Mashup Round-up
Spring Fling Round-Up for Macaron MashupCan you believe that it is already the end of April! As you may recall, I put a call out back in March to encourage everyone to bake more Macarons. The idea for Macaron Mashup is to have a themed challenge every 2 months. It was so exciting to see macarons ...
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Spring Fling Macarons - Lemon Macarons Recipes (Macaron Mashup Challenge)
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Spring Fling Macarons - Lemon Macarons Recipes (Macaron Mashup Challenge)
Homemade Lemon Macarons for Macaron Mashup So I have put the challenge out there to challenge ourselves to bake more macarons at home. The first theme for the "Macaron Mashup" is Spring Fling. It was super exciting to see people use the #macaronmashup periodically over the past little w...
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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
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I have been slowly playing around with the slow cooker function on my Instant Pot and have been cooking various versions of Chicken Teriyaki. This is also because the bone in chicken thighs have been a good price! After you slow cook the chicken, you can choose to just reduce the sauce and serve ...
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Macaron Mashup Announcement
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Macaron Mashup Announcement
I have been toying with an idea to get everyone more interested in not just eating macarons but to try their hand at baking them at home. Instead of us celebrating "Macaron Day" for only one day a year (March 20) why don't we intentionally talk about Macarons every few months?What I'm proposing i...
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More Eats at Bodega 124st - Tapas Bar by Sabor
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More Eats at Bodega 124st - Tapas Bar by Sabor
Stuffed Piquillo PeppersRecently, Sabor opened another one of their Bodega tapas Bar in the 124 street area. This is their third wine and tapas bar with the original Bodega in downtown Edmonton and their second one in the Highlands. Opened by Chef Lino Oliveira and Christian Mena, the c...
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Beef Bone Tomato Instant Pot Soup
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Beef Bone Instant Pot SoupHealthy beef bone soup with black beans and tomatoes for the cold weather. With winter upon us here in Edmonton, and well pretty much all across Canada I have been making this soup in the Instant Pot. It is not only great to warm me up but also to help increase my i...
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Fluffy Layered Green Onion Cakes (Scallion Pancakes)
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Green Onion Cakes (Scallion Cakes)I will be the first to say that green onion cakes or green onion pancakes were never really on my radar throughout childhood or adulthood to say the least. However in recent months; most likely with me making my own kimchi I began to see green onions in a differe...
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Food Resolutions 2018
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A look back at Beyond Umami's Food Resolutions for 2017 and into 2018!Happy 2018 everyone! So I am a tad late on doing a re-cap and my post for Food Resolutions for 2018! So, let's start with taking a look back at some of my blog posts from 2017. In 2017, I (with Dan's help) started doing some vi...
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Pressure Cooked Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
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Pressure Cooked Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom Risotto made in the Instant Pot Last night I made risotto in the Instant Pot! Yes, you read that right, a dish that would traditionally take time over the stove-top was cooked in the Instant Pot. The best thing was that we were able to pressure cook the risotto in the Instant Pot; t...
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