Sep 22

Stick onigiri bento

The new favorite form of onigiri (Japanese rice ball) at our house is stick onigiri.  It’s very popular in Japan right now too, and it’s no wonder, because it’s fun!  The onigiri is formed into a stick shape instead of a ball, triangle, etc.  The easiest technique is a bit different too.  It’s a bit like making sushi—spreading the rice into a rectangle on a piece of plastic wrap, adding any desired filling then lifting the edge of the plastic wrap up so that the rice folds over and you can gently press it into a stick shape. [Read More…]

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Sep 14

Veggie Salad Stuffed Avocado

My in-laws live in Draper, Utah, a city just north of us.  Every summer they have Draper Days, an event that lasts for about a week in July and is filled with everything from a children’s parade, to a rodeo, to evening concerts in the park, followed by fireworks.  It’s a blast.  This past July we went for one of the evening concerts and got food from the food trucks that were there.  I  got the “Queen’s Avocado” from Amkha Misky, a truck that sells Peruvian food.  The Queen’s Avocado is an avocado half stuffed with shredded chicken salad or vegetable salad (I got the vegetable salad), served on a bed of lettuce and pickled onions.  It was absolutely delicious.  I’ve been wanting to make a version at home ever since and finally had a free moment to do so this week! [Read More…]


Grilled Corn with Vegan Avocado Crema

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Remember that Grilled Corn with California Avocado Crema that I told you about at the beginning of the week?  Well I promised you a plant-based (vegan) version and today I’m delivering!  With summer winding down we have got to take advantage of all the wonderful produce, including corn and avocados!  This version replaces the crema […]

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Where Women Cook Magazine!

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Happy Thursday!  I’m just popping in with a bit of news.  If you read Where Women Cook magazine, I’ve got an article in the September issue!  The article shares my story along with 4 of my favorite recipes that cover a bit of everything that represents who I am…a bento, a pie, a dish from […]

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Garden Noodles & Greek Dip & Parfaits, Oh My! Refresh Your Bento Routine

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How was your Labor Day weekend?  Our was wonderful!  We got back last night from our Idaho adventure and had so much fun that the girls were wishing this morning, while getting ready for school, that we were still in Idaho.  But all adventures must come to an end and back to the grind we […]

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Grilled Corn with California Avocado Crema

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If you happen to be grilling corn for Labor Day tomorrow, might I suggest that you make it even better with the addition of some California Avocado Crema?  (And if you’re cooking corn…maybe you should?)  Hop on over to The Scoop to grab the recipe!  (P.S. I will be posting a plant-based version later on […]

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Red Beans & Rice with Avocado

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In addition to pulled pork nachos, another dish I fell in love with while living in Memphis was red beans and rice.  Today I’ve got a quick and easy version for you that would be perfect served as part of your Labor Day eats.  This version includes fresh chunks of California avocado for added pops […]

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Loaded BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Nachos

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Is anyone else as excited as I am that it’s Friday and we have a three day weekend ahead of us?  Mr. Fuji and I surprised the girls when they got home from school today with a little family trip to Idaho Falls.  We are looking forward to some family time to explore, have fun […]

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Fresh Tomato Gunkan-maki from The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

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If you are a sushi lover like I am, and you like to cook, there’s a new book out that you need!  It’s called The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook by Izumi Shoji and it takes a different approach to sushi-making than you might be accustomed to!

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Tofu Scramble

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I’m a breakfast for dinner sort of girl, and a good tofu scramble definitely fits the bill!  A few weeks ago I whipped up this tofu scramble for dinner, throwing in spinach, carrots, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and zucchini from the garden.  When I started cooking I had no intentions of posting the recipe.  But […]

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