Gluten Free

The Blender Girl’s Penang Curry + A Giveaway!

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Is everyone enjoying spring as much as I am?  I’m currently enjoying it even more than usual, because the Fuji family is in Japan for spring break right now, and the cherry blossoms, which are currently in bloom right now here, are one of my all-time favorite things to enjoy in life.  I’ll be sharing [...]

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Roasted Baby Purple Artichoke Black Rice Salad

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Miss Piggy once said, “After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.”  Growing up I always looked forward to the days when my mom came home from the store with a bag of artichokes. [...]

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Giant Double Chocolate-Orange Marshmallows + A Giveaway!

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Giant Double Chocolate-Orange Marshmallows . . . the words alone are enough to make me swoon, but the actual finished marshmallows put me into a happy chocolate trance.  These marshmallows came from the genius baking mind of Abby Dodge, one of my favorite cookbook authors, and one of my favorite people in general.  Abby is [...]

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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Soft Cream

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I have two favorite flavors of soft cream (i.e. soft serve) in Japan: black sesame and sweet potato.  If you had told me a little over 10 years ago that I would be saying that, I would have laughed at you.  But 10 years ago this month Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan for [...]

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Banana Peach Almond Breakfast Milkshake

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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.

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Red Lentil Dal Comfort

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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) [...]

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Watermelon Citrus Soda

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Fresh watermelon mixed with fresh orange and lime juice and a bit of club soda makes a fantastic refreshing summer drink.

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Chocolate Avocado Fudge + Scharffen Berger Chocolate Giveaway!

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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! [...]

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Avocado Honey Ice Cream

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Avocado honey ice cream makes a perfect summer treat, especially because it doesn’t require turning on the oven or using the stove, and only takes a few minutes to whip together.

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Buckwheat Crêpes with Avocado & Aged Cheddar Cheese

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Buckwheat crêpes filled with aged cheddar cheese and creamy slices of ripe avocado make for easy comfort food that can be enjoyed any time of day.  I’ve got a weakness for crêpes. 

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