Mar 4
2020

The Fujilings Hinamatsuri 2020

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri in Japan.  Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Festival or Doll Festival), is a celebration dedicated to girls, in which their parents pray for the good health and happiness of their daughters.  This is one of my favorite Japanese celebrations, naturally, being the mother of three girls! [Read More…]

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Dec 6
2019

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nasoya.

Tofu Katsu Onigirazu

We are huge fans of Nasoya’s products—not only because they’re easy to find (even Walmart has their products!), but they are super high quality, using simple and clean ingredients like water, soy, and salt.  They have been a leading provider of natural and organic foods for over 30 years and are passionate about authentic, wholesome products and using the highest quality ingredients.  When they reached out to see if I wanted to collaborate on a tofu recipe, it was any easy YES!  We are huge tofu fans at our house.  Monkey may actually be the biggest fan.  When I’m cutting up tofu to put in something she always seems to know and will be hovering next to me hoping for scraps. [Read More…]

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful Are you still looking for a gift for any food lovers/cooks in your life?  There are some things that I have […]

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Mushroom Ochazuke (Tea and Rice)

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Have you ever heard of ochazuke (“oh-chaw-zoo-kay”)?  If you aren’t super familiar with Japanese cuisine, probably not, which is so sad!  Ochazuke is a simple, comfort food dish made with rice (often as a way to use up leftover rice) with hot tea (or hot water or broth) poured over it and toppings, whether it […]

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Charred Corn Onigiri

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TGIF!  It’s been a long week in our neck of the woods and I am looking forward to a less-busy weekend.  It has been awhile since I shared an onigiri recipe for you, so I’m rectifying that today!  I love the flavor of charred corn, and after finding some beautiful corn at the store recently, […]

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Exploring the Pinata District in Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles can be dirty, smelly, noisy, and crowded, but it can also be bright, colorful, friendly, and delicious. Despite the grime and some of the unmentionable smells that you might run into, there are some wonderful spots. Earlier this month we visited an area that I hadn’t visited before—the Piñata District. In this area […]

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Black Sesame Oat Milk + New Oat Milk In Town

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Better Body Foods. One of my favorite non-dairy milks is oat milk, but I’m very picky about my oat milk.  I’ve found that many of the commercially available milks either have added sugar (I’d rather be in control of how much sugar I add, thank you […]

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BLTA Kimbap

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Outstanding Foods. I never get sick of combining the flavors of bacon (plant-based of course), lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  It just doesn’t get old!  I received a box filled with bags of the different flavors of PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips recently and after we devoured more […]

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Coconut Clusters

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Organic Traditions. Have you noticed that food allergies seem to be on the rise?  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) reports, “Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18.  That’s one in 13 children, or roughly […]

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Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad (Kachumbar) + Asian Salads Cookbook Review

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. Have you ever had kachumbar before?  It’s a delicious salad from India, made with tomato, cucumber, and onion, that is especially […]

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