Summer Fun, Fuji Bites — June 30, 2014

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So far this summer has been a whirlwind.  This past week I was in Southern California to see my brother’s exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. (How cool is that?!?)  During the week I had a bit of extra time and was able to drive down to see my friend Mimi and her [...]

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Japanese Potato Salad on KSL Studio 5

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I taped a segment on KSL’s Studio 5 last week, which aired Monday, whipping up the Japanese-style potato salad, which I shared last week.  Here is the link to the segment, if you are interested in watching!  (Click the play button on the picture once the page has finished loading.) If you’re interested in watching [...]

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Japanese Potato Salad

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It’s picnic season!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing.  Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. [...]

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Fuji Goes to Camp—Tales of feeding 30 teenage girls

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It has been an exhausting few weeks.  I spent the first week of June cooking up in the mountains for our church’s Girls Camp.  The day after I got home, our air conditioner died, and so we spent the second week of June without air conditioning as temperatures here in Utah climbed into the 90s. [...]

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Making Nibuta (Japanese Simmered Pork Shoulder)

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I am not a huge meat eater, with one exception—there is a huge pig-shaped spot in my heart—I love pork.  Thankfully (unfortunately?) my friend Noriko understands.  Last month we spent Spring Break in Japan, staying at Noriko’s house.  Our kids had a blast spending every waking moment together, and are still bemoaning the fact that [...]

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Crustless Roasted Tomato Tofu Quiche

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I am currently neck-deep in preparations for cooking at a church girls’ camp the first week in June . . . let’s just say I haven’t been getting a whole lot of sleep.  But it is going to be FUN and the food is going to be great (knock on wood)!!!  Somehow I have to [...]

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Fuji Chicken Noodle Soup

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This post is brought to you by McCormick. Chicken noodle soup is a dish entrenched in American culture, and although it seems that every family has a chicken noodle soup recipe, each of those recipes has subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, differences.  Some soups feature a light broth, whereas others sport a heavier cream base.  Some [...]

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10 Road Trip Food Ideas For Kids

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The Fuji family loves to travel—whether that means hopping on a plane and flying to Tokyo, like we did last month, or piling into the car and driving south to visit my parents in Southern California.  Mini Babybel recently sent me a “Mini Babybel Snack a Little Bigger Travel Kit” filled with things like The [...]

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Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important [...]

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Chocolate Pots de Crème on KSL Studio 5

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Yesterday I made a trip to KSL Television in downtown Salt Lake City to film another cooking segment for Studio 5.  I made my recipe for chocolate pots de crème, which I posted last month.  The episode aired today, so I thought I would share the link to my segment if anyone is interested in [...]

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