Red Beans & Rice with Avocado

Thumbnail image for Red Beans & Rice with Avocado

In addition to pulled pork nachos, another dish I fell in love with while living in Memphis was red beans and rice.  Today I’ve got a quick and easy version for you that would be perfect served as part of your Labor Day eats.  This version includes fresh chunks of California avocado for added pops […]

Read More →

Loaded BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Nachos

Thumbnail image for Loaded BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Nachos

Is anyone else as excited as I am that it’s Friday and we have a three day weekend ahead of us?  Mr. Fuji and I surprised the girls when they got home from school today with a little family trip to Idaho Falls.  We are looking forward to some family time to explore, have fun […]

Read More →

Fresh Tomato Gunkan-maki from The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

Thumbnail image for Fresh Tomato Gunkan-maki from The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

If you are a sushi lover like I am, and you like to cook, there’s a new book out that you need!  It’s called The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook by Izumi Shoji and it takes a different approach to sushi-making than you might be accustomed to!

Read More →

Tofu Scramble

Thumbnail image for Tofu Scramble

I’m a breakfast for dinner sort of girl, and a good tofu scramble definitely fits the bill!  A few weeks ago I whipped up this tofu scramble for dinner, throwing in spinach, carrots, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and zucchini from the garden.  When I started cooking I had no intentions of posting the recipe.  But […]

Read More →

Roasted Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo for National Knife Day!

Thumbnail image for Roasted Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo for National Knife Day!

Happy National Knife Day everyone!  What? You’ve never heard of it? Well now you have, and I’m not just making it up!  It seems almost every type of food has its own holiday, so I think it’s appropriate to stop and celebrate (or at least appreciate) knives, considering it’s one of the most important, if […]

Read More →

Roasted Hatch Chili Hummus

Thumbnail image for Roasted Hatch Chili Hummus

August is one of my favorite months because it means the return of Hatch chili season!  Every August I go to Harmons Grocery for the first day of their Chili Roast.  The best part about this year is that we just had a brand new Harmons Grocery store open up two weeks ago only 5 […]

Read More →

Avocado Katsu

Thumbnail image for Avocado Katsu

I just realized that a bunch of my recipes have been posted over on The Scoop and I didn’t know!  So get ready for some California Avocado recipes coming your way!  I love working with California Avocados, not only because avocados are one of my all-time favorite foods, but also because they give me great themes […]

Read More →

Baked Granola Oatmeal Cups, Happy New School Year!

Thumbnail image for Baked Granola Oatmeal Cups, Happy New School Year!

*Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Acorn Influence to support Sprouts Farmers Market Box Top Giveaway! Happy New School Year! Tonight is Back-to-School Night at our school and the first day of school is next Tuesday (August 16th). I know that the New Year for most of the world starts on January 1st, but […]

Read More →

Avocado Pesto Dip

Thumbnail image for Avocado Pesto Dip

Avocado Pesto Dip . . . another reason to have a good pesto recipe in your wheelhouse (and I’m biased because I think you should use my Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto recipe that I posted yesterday).  The awesome thing about this dip is how easy it is to make.  Pesto + avocado + a bit […]

Read More →

Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto

Thumbnail image for Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto

  If you don’t have a ton of time to cook, or to try out new recipes, it’s always good to have a set of recipes than you know by heart and everybody loves.  Pesto, in my opinion, is one of those recipes.  It is one of those magical concoctions that comes together in minutes, […]

Read More →