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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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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Soft Cream

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I have two favorite flavors of soft cream (i.e. soft serve) in Japan: black sesame and sweet potato.  If you had told me a little over 10 years ago that I would be saying that, I would have laughed at you.  But 10 years ago this month Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan for […]

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto Makes 3 – 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 cup rice 4 to 6 cups warm dashi salt 1 cup sweet potato cubes (1/2-inch cubes) 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium […]

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Creamy Kabocha Sweet Potato Pomegranate Soup

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Kabocha Sweet Potato Pomegranate Soup Adapated from Elizabeth Andoh’s “Ohisama No Wan” Recipe (p.80), An American Taste of Japan Makes 4 servings 1/2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 1/3 kabocha squash, peeled […]

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Miso Soup With Butternut Squash, Poached Eggs, & Spinach

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Miso Soup With Butternut Squash, Poached Eggs, & Spinach Makes 4 servings 6 cups water 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 4 large eggs 1 pound butternut squash (or sweet potato), peeled and roughly chopped into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Fine grain sea salt 3 1/2 cups dashi 2 1/2 – 3 cups baby […]

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Creamy Coconut Curry Wild Rice Soup, aka “Sunshine Soup”

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Coconut Curry Wild Rice Soup, aka “Sunshine Soup” Adapted from Super Natural Cooking, by Heidi Swanson Makes 5 to 6 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons red curry paste 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 yellow onions, chopped 1 cup wild rice, rinsed 4 cups water 1 yellow-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and cut into […]

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