Strawberry Frappé — Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  One of the things my family loves is when I make a big batch of a green smoothie to share with them in the mornings.  My kids thing green smoothies are the best things ever.  I figured they would be equally happy with more of a treat coming out of the blender [...]

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Crab Cocktail

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Happy Valentine’s Day Eve!!  I love this time of year.  I love getting to celebrate love, in all its forms, just as thoughts of spring seem to be tickling the edges of Mother Nature’s consciousness.  Here in Utah, things are already warming up, though I’m sure we’ve still got some cold spells ahead of us. [...]

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Coconut Lime Potatoes Anna

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*This post is brought to you by the Idaho Potato Commission. Did you know that it’s Potato Lover’s Month?  (It’s also Great American Pie Month.  I’m not sure how February could get any better.  But I digress.)  Last month I was approached by the Idaho Potato Commission about participating in a potato challenge to help [...]

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Honey Ginger Chicken Soboro Onigiri

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As I mentioned yesterday, I filmed a segment for Studio 5 that was all about onigiri.  I had an absolute blast.  Brooke Walker, the host, is a doll, and was a great sport making onigiri with me.  The first time you make an onigiri, it usually falls apart (it takes one or two to learn [...]

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An Onigiri Primer

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Yesterday I spent part of the day filming another segment for an episode of Studio 5 which airs today.  My segment was all about onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”). (My recipe for Honey Ginger Chicken Soboro Onigiri, which I made in the segment, is posted here!)  Since TV time is short, I only got to make the briefest of [...]

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Banana Almond Medjool Date Shake

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When it comes to food, many of your favorites likely have their own holiday.  You already know that I observe National Pie Day on January 23rd, but what else is out there?  Ice Cream For Breakfast Day? Yep, it’s a holiday (and one that my mom’s side of the family observes religiously each year).  Pancake [...]

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Saffron Farro with Apricots and Pine Nuts for a New Year, New You

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The Mediterranean Diet, consisting of higher levels of olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish, has been becoming increasingly more popular as more and more scientific studies are published linking a causal relationship between eating a Mediterranean diet and prevention of disease.  Then, in September of 2013, researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School in Britain released [...]

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Greg’s Chocolate Cream Pie with Swiss Meringue

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I am super sad to see Pie Week come to a close.  So sad, in fact, that you may just start seeing a pie a month around here.  Plus, we have Pi(e) Day to look forward on March 14th, so all is not lost!  As National Pie Day comes to a close, marking the end [...]

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Fuji Nana’s White Chocolate, Orange, & Raspberry Pie

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Happy National Pie Day!  To celebrate today, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe from the woman who brought me into this world.  My mom and I made this pie, a White Chocolate, Orange, and Raspberry dream, when we were visiting for Christmas.  I have many memories of watching my mom make [...]

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Lemon Icebox Pie

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I’ve been dreaming about lemon icebox pie since my first taste.  In 2003 Mr. Fuji and I ate Thanksgiving dinner with his dad’s in-laws in Jackson, Tennessee.  For dessert I ate a slice of his mother-in-law’s lemon icebox pie, a classic Southern confection made up of a buttery graham cracker crust, a tart, creamy filling [...]

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