Breakfast

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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Baked Shio Koji French Toast

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   Every year on Christmas morning, as soon as my brothers and I were all awake and my parents gave us the go-ahead, we’d run to the fireplace to see what Santa had left in [...]

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Cheater Cheese Tamagoyaki (Japanese Omelette) and Bento Safety

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Tamagoyaki (卵焼き), which translates literally to mean “grilled egg,” is a Japanese omelette made by rolling up many thin layers of cooked seasoned egg.  Tamagoyaki is sweet and savory and is served for breakfast, as nigirizushi, and is very popular in bento lunches—so it is the perfect dish for my Bento Buddy series!

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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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Jarlsberg Cheese Souffle

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“ Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” — Julia Child Oh what a wise woman Julia Child was!  If [...]

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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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