Recipes by Type

Cold Soba Noodles with Sweet Walnut Dipping Sauce — Let’s Cook Japanese Food!

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 […]

Read More →

Avocado Nori Rolls

Thumbnail image for Avocado Nori Rolls

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 […]

Read More →

Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites

Thumbnail image for Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites

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 […]

Read More →

Vegan Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Thumbnail image for Vegan Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

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 […]

Read More →

Simmered Daikon Radish

Thumbnail image for Simmered Daikon Radish

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 […]

Read More →

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Ragu

Thumbnail image for Pressure Cooker Mushroom Ragu

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 […]

Read More →

Lazy Mama’s Kenchinjiru

Thumbnail image for Lazy Mama’s Kenchinjiru

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 […]

Read More →

How to Make Stick Onigiri

Thumbnail image for How to Make Stick Onigiri

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 […]

Read More →

Veggie Salad Stuffed Avocados

Thumbnail image for Veggie Salad Stuffed Avocados

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 […]

Read More →

Grilled Corn with Vegan Avocado Crema

Thumbnail image for Grilled Corn with Vegan Avocado Crema

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 […]

Read More →