Fruits & Vegetables

Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread—Celebrating Harmons Chile Roast

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I’ve recently had friends that live in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, rubbing in my face the fact that they’ve got Hatch chile roastings all over the place where they live.  Not fair!  Thankfully I was alerted to the fact that I was not out of luck.  Harmons Grocery, a local grocery chain here that […]

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Keeping Cool with California Avocado Milkshakes

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Summer seems to be barreling through like a bullet train this year.  How is it possible that it is already the middle of August?  I’ve been trying to keep cool by not turning on the oven.  I find that if I don’t turn on my oven, I’m less likely to have to blast our air […]

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Umeboshi: Fall fruit of summer labor

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The Japanese do incredible things with fruits and vegetables.  From braising to deep frying, and drying to pickling, there are hundreds of ways to use and transform a wide variety of plants.  A particular favorite at our house are umeboshi, Japanese pickled plums (usually translated as plum, though they are actually made from a species […]

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Fennel and Strawberry Salad with Aged Cheddar Cheese

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It’s kind of ironic that I write a blog, because I may be one of the most technologically inept people of all time. (Ok, that may be a gross exaggeration, but you get what I mean.)  

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Cheesy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

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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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Asian Fruit Salad with California Avocados

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Did you know that June is California Avocado Month? Woohoo!!!  Oh darn, I guess I have to eat more avocados this month. (Yeah right, like I actually need an excuse!)  My newest recipe that I developed for the California Avocado Commission is up on The Scoop, a fruit salad inspired by my travels in Asia! […]

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California Avocado Ramen

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We are currently in the middle of a crazy wind and dust storm here in Utah.  I’ve watched a trampoline, sandwich board sign, and a trashcan fly by so far.  So while we hunker down and hope we still have a roof tomorrow morning, I’m going to share a new recipe with you!  I have […]

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Not Quite Irish Sausage and Cabbage

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I’m a member of the Kerrygold blogger program, and recently received a box of goodies to cook with.  Each month they give us a challenge, and the most recent challenge was to “Bring the Taste of Ireland to Your Kitchen.”  I went back and forth on what I wanted to do, then settled on a […]

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Vegetable & Roasted Mushroom Zucchini Noodle Bowls

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Noodles made from fresh zucchini with roasted mushrooms, fresh veggies, and a light broth?  A total win with the Fujilings.  Even better?  Squirrel helped make dinner!  I recently teamed up with the Kids Cook Monday initiative as an ambassador.  This initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and […]

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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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