Jul 23

Fresh Cherry Pico de Gallo

In my post last week about Cacao Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steak, I briefly mentioned the cherry pico de gallo that I made as an accompaniment.  But, it wouldn’t be doing it justice to gloss over it, as it was maybe my favorite part of the whole meal, notwithstanding the sweet potato oven fries that were also a part of that meal!  I recently went on a cherry buying binge, due to a dip in prices, and have spent some time getting creative in what to do with them (although the large majority of them have found their way into our tummies as is).  Since I’ve already shared my recipe for cherry lime agua fresca, it’s high time I share my cherry pico de gallo recipe with you. [Read More…]


Jul 16

Simple Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Four ingredients, and one of them is sweet potatoes . . . need I say more?  I love sweet potato fries, but don’t love the clean up, nor the added calories, that come with deep frying my own.  So I bake them.  I know this isn’t a new idea, but I posted a picture of the fries I made to go with the cacao chili-rubbed flat iron steak that I posted earlier this week, so I figured I would share them.  Super simple, and just plain good.  I use a combination of olive oil, sea salt, and smoked paprika to dress my fries—I think the combination of these three things makes the flavors in the sweet potatoes sing.  But you can always switch things up.  These fries make a wonderful canvas for other flavors as well! [Read More…]


Sous Vide Cacao Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steak

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With it being Bastille Day today (the day that commemorates the beginning of the French revolution on the 14th of July in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille), I am utterly nostalgic, thinking of my time spent living in Paris as a college student.  Last week I read The Belly of Paris, written in [...]

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Cherry Lime Agua Fresca

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As a little girl, one of my favorite treats was a cherry limeade.  Sometimes when we visited my grandparents in Utah we would make a trip to Hires Big H, a great little Utah-based burger joint, that also happens to serve my all-time favorite cherry limeade.  Other people loved going to Hires for their homemade [...]

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Summer Fun, Fuji Bites — June 30, 2014

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So far this summer has been a whirlwind.  This past week I was in Southern California to see my brother’s exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. (How cool is that?!?)  During the week I had a bit of extra time and was able to drive down to see my friend Mimi and her [...]

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Japanese Potato Salad on KSL Studio 5

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I taped a segment on KSL’s Studio 5 last week, which aired Monday, whipping up the Japanese-style potato salad, which I shared last week.  Here is the link to the segment, if you are interested in watching!  (Click the play button on the picture once the page has finished loading.) If you’re interested in watching [...]

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Japanese Potato Salad

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It’s picnic season!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing.  Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. [...]

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Fuji Goes to Camp—Tales of feeding 30 teenage girls

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It has been an exhausting few weeks.  I spent the first week of June cooking up in the mountains for our church’s Girls Camp.  The day after I got home, our air conditioner died, and so we spent the second week of June without air conditioning as temperatures here in Utah climbed into the 90s. [...]

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Making Nibuta (Japanese Simmered Pork Shoulder)

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I am not a huge meat eater, with one exception—there is a huge pig-shaped spot in my heart—I love pork.  Thankfully (unfortunately?) my friend Noriko understands.  Last month we spent Spring Break in Japan, staying at Noriko’s house.  Our kids had a blast spending every waking moment together, and are still bemoaning the fact that [...]

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Crustless Roasted Tomato Tofu Quiche

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I am currently neck-deep in preparations for cooking at a church girls’ camp the first week in June . . . let’s just say I haven’t been getting a whole lot of sleep.  But it is going to be FUN and the food is going to be great (knock on wood)!!!  Somehow I have to [...]

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