Mar 15
2017

Kurumi Soba

Before living in Japan for the first time, I always assumed Japanese food would be hard to cook.  Everything was so beautiful and so perfect.  I quickly learned, however, that while a few dishes were quite technical, most Japanese food is actually incredibly approachable and doable for the home cook.  Author Amy Kaneko, in her cookbook, Let’s Cook Japanese Food: Everyday Recipes for Authentic Dishes, shows you just how doable, by demystifying everything from tofu to shellfish and and sukiyaki.  Amy is an American home cook who spent several years living in Japan with her Japanese husband and learned to cook Japanese food from her mother-in-law, Japanese family and friends.  She has taken that knowledge and distilled it into this beautiful book. [Read More…]

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Mar 9
2017

If you’ve read LFM for any length of time you’ve probably figured out how much we love to travel.  In fact, our next trip is a family trip to Maui and then Mr. Fuji and I are heading to Mexico this summer to celebrate (belatedly) both Mr. Fuji’s 40th birthday and our 15 year wedding anniversary.  So when my friend Andrea of Wanderlust Living contacted me about a new digital travel magazine she was starting with Keryn of Walking On Travel and asked if I would be willing to contribute a travel related recipe, I was all in.  The magazine is called Twist and is a collaborative family travel magazine.  It launched this week and it is gorgeous.  So head on over to grab the first issue for free and make sure you take a peek at page 30 to see my Japanese potato salad recipe!

Twist Travel Magazine Spring 2017 Issue

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Avocado Nori Rolls

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Happy last day of February!  To send the month out with a bang I am sharing a second super easy snack that includes my beloved avocados—California Avocado Nori Rolls.  Part of why I love these so much is because I can cut up a bunch of veggies at the beginning of the week, put them […]

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Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites

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Did you know that February is National Snack Food Month?  In honor of all you snack lovers out there (and I stand among you), I thought I would share a couple of snacks that I developed for California Avocados to close out the month.  Today I’ve got these Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites for you.  I’ve […]

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Vegan Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

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Life with a newborn isn’t what I was remembering/expecting . . . it’s actually so much easier.  Maybe it’s that I know what to expect and my other children are older? Maybe it’s that I’m not exhausted from nine months of pregnancy and having to recover from another c-section?  Or maybe it’s just that our […]

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Simmered Daikon Radish

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Happy 2017 my friends!  I have been taking a much needed break to focus on our sweet new baby girl and moving.  We sold our previous home and finished moving out the week before last and are now temporarily living with my in-laws while our new home is being built. (Squeeeeee!!!!!)  Talk about starting the […]

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Hello New Little Fujiling!

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Life at our house got crazy 2 months ago when we decided to sell our house and buy a new one.  We are still in the thick of it, but things just got even crazier.  Last Saturday, December 3rd, this little angel came home with us to join our family.  She was born on November […]

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Fuji Family German Christmas Traditions

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Happy December my friends!! Can you believe that 2016 has flown by so quickly?  I can hardly believe it when I look at the calendar.  This year has been a crazy busy one with some unexpected twists and turns for our family, but now we have arrived at my favorite time of the year.  I love […]

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Pressure Cooker Mushroom Ragu

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I am in looooooove with my Instant Pot (an electric pressure and so much more!).  My mom gave me one for Christmas last year and I’ve been a bit obsessed ever since.  I feel like I was late to the Instant Pot party, but if you don’t have one yet, you should rectify that problem.  I posted […]

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Lazy Mama’s Kenchinjiru

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Life has felt a bit overwhelming lately. To say that I’ve put a few things on my plate would be a gross understatement. But of course, Mr. Fuji and I are gluttons for punishment and made a very quick decision to put our house on the market . . . which happened last week while […]

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