Eggs & Tofu

Devilish Sweet & Spicy Deviled Eggs

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With October 31st quickly approaching, we’re in a full blown Halloween frenzy in the Fuji household.  We went to a church Halloween party this past Tuesday, we have a family Halloween party on Saturday, and all sorts of fun in between.  The girls are counting down the seconds until they get to go house to [...]

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Shoyu Tamago, Japanese Soy Sauce Eggs

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Did you know that it’s National Food Safety Month? Well, it is!  I figured I’d talk a bit about food safety as it pertains to eggs, since I’m sharing one of my favorite egg snacks today.  Actually I’m revisiting one of my favorite eggs snacks—shoyu tamago, or Japanese soy sauce eggs—hard boiled eggs that have [...]

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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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Roasted Sweet Potato Sunny-Side Up Salad with Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette

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A fried egg, with a perfectly runny yolk, is one of my favorite comfort foods.  I personally think that adding a fried egg to a dish means doubling your pleasure.

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Omurice + Win a year’s supply of eggs!

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With the arrival of Spring and the approach of Easter Sunday, eggs are everywhere.  As I was preparing to write this post, all of the eggs I was seeing in stores and decor got me to thinking about the versatility of the egg.  If you think about it eggs are one of the most versatile [...]

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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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DIY Tofu

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Making tofu is just like making a simple cheese—you heat soy milk, then add a coagulant to separate the milk into curds and whey.  You then ladle the curds into a mold to press them into a block of cheese, or in this case, tofu!  I’ve written about making tofu before here on LFM, but [...]

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Vegetarian Taco Rice

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I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like.  So when I discovered takoraisu (i.e., “taco rice”), a Japanese twist on the taco, while living in Japan, you can imagine that I was just a little excited to add another favorite to my taco family.  In taco rice, rice takes the place of the taco shell, and [...]

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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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