Breakfast

Cheesy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a savory girl.  I used to love my French toast dusted with powdered sugar and drowned in maple syrup just as much as the next kid, but then we moved to Japan for the first time back in 2002 and my palate began to change.  Traditional Japanese breakfasts are […]

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Açaí Bowl Breakfast

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I’ve been trying to bring more variety to my breakfasts lately, as you might have seen by my chia breakfast pudding last week.  Another item that I’ve been feasting on in the mornings is an açaí bowl.  An açaí bowl is like cross between a smoothie and a bowl of ice cream, made with frozen […]

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp […]

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Aloo Tikki Egg Bennys from the Aarti Paarti Cookbook

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November and December are my two favorite months of the year.  I love the holidays.  I love the chance to refocus on what is most important in my life and to celebrate those things with others.  I also love the colors, smells, flavors, sounds, and traditions that go with these months.  I recently received a review […]

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Multiply Goodness With Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola

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I am super excited to share a new project I’m working on.  I am on a team of writers behind a new endeavor, Multiply Goodness.  Multiply Goodness is a website dedicated to celebrating and sharing the good in the world and helping to lift each other up.  The stated mission is “to unite like-minded believers in […]

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Cinnamon Apple Pancake

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My mom came to visit a few weeks ago from southern California.  When she arrived, we met up with my brother and grandmother at The Original Pancake House in Salt Lake City for breakfast.  My mom ordered their popular apple pancake—a large eggy pancake (like a Dutch baby) topped with sautéed Granny Smith apples and […]

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Japanese Hotcakes (ホットケーキ)

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I adore Japanese hotcakes (Japanese style pancakes).  They are sweeter and fluffier than the regular American style pancakes I grew up on.  In Japan there is an uber popular hotcake mix made by Morinaga that makes perfect fluffy hotcakes every time, and seems to be the way most people in Japan make hotcakes at home.  There […]

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Egg & Avocado Toast—Let’s E.A.T.!

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You know the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”?  Well I say use one of the lemons and make egg and avocado toast instead.  Over the past few weeks life has gone from normal crazy to crazy crazy.  The Fuji family is moving.  Everything has happened very quickly, so life has consisted of […]

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Red, White & Blue Avocado Toast

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Happy 4th of July!  The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  I love all the patriotism, the red, white & blue, the barbecues, and the fireworks.  We are visiting family in Utah for the holiday, and just received a big box of gorgeous California avocados from the California Avocado Commission.  Perfect for […]

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Avocado Basil Greek Yogurt Parfaits {Giveaway}

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a savory yogurt parfait that is so simple that even your kids could whip it up.  (Just think breakfast in bed for mom!)  The parfait will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

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