Banana peach almond breakfast milkshakes—Who says milkshakes are just for dessert? These shakes are filled with fresh fruit, unsweetened almond milk, and no added sugar, making a fabulously fun, but still healthy, treat for breakfast.
A virgin tamarind margarita makes the perfect treat to beat the heat during the miserably hot days of August. It’s an icy combination of tamarind, lemon, orange, and lime flavors that slides down the throat like a tangy bit of paradise, helping you to forget the sweaty hair sticking to the back of your neck, or [...]
Red lentil dal—a thick stew made from red lentils, tomatoes, herbs, and spices—is one of my favorite comfort foods for more than one reason. First off, red lentil dal tastes darn good. Then if you add in the fact that it is easy to make and uses lentils and tomatoes (two of my favorite things) [...]
My Mexican Pizza topped with a fragrant tomato sauce, creamy queso fresco, red onion, and escabeche (pickled jalapenos and carrots) was inspired by a pizza I ate pool-side more than once during my trip to Cancun last month with Mr. Fuji.
Orange slices topped with a basil lime sugar is one of my favorite quick snacks, or simple appetizers to whip up when I’m craving citrus. I hesitate to call it a recipe because there’s really nothing to it, but I’m sharing it with you nonetheless. This dish is also a great way to work on [...]
Chocolate avocado fudge might sound a bit strange, but it’s actually a genius idea, but one I can’t take the credit for. Pureed avocado is used in place of butter when making the fudge. The result is a rich and extremely creamy chocolate fudge—and no, you would never guess there was any avocado in it! [...]
A few days ago I made some strawberry shortcake with mascarpone cream to celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day. National Strawberry Shortcake Day is actually today (June 14th), but we just arrived in Japan yesterday, and so I thought we’d do our celebrating early while I still had access to my kitchen!
With the warmer months upon us, and the kids out of school for the summer, we’ve been craving meals cooked on the grill. I love evenings when Mr. Fuji cooks up a feast on our grill, while the girls play happily in the backyard. Grilled vegetables, in a rainbow of colors, with juicy grilled chicken [...]
A few weeks ago I went on an avocado tour, hosted by the California Avocado Commission (CAC). This year CAC has declared June as “California Avocado Month,” so I thought it would be fun to get us all prepped to celebrate with a look at what I saw on the tour. Although March through September [...]
Ginger honey okayu (okay = Japanese rice porridge) is another one of my favorite home remedies when I’m feeling under the weather, in addition to another one of my favorite ways to pair up ginger and honey (remember my Honey Ginger Lemon Tea from last week?)! Okayu (or kayu) is a simple Japanese porridge made [...]