Mar 1
2019

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Vegan Yakisoba with Tempeh Bacon

I have been finding some pretty strange things in the trash lately: silverware, cups, a My Little Pony, some magnets . . . Monkey really likes to help by throwing things away.  So yesterday, when I was trying to find the notes to my vegan yakisoba recipe so that I could post the recipe here on LFM, and I had spent 2 hours looking for them without any luck, I started to think that they had fallen victim to the overzealous Monkey.  When I found them randomly in the laundry room last night I felt a bit bad for thinking that Monkey was the culprit. (Though let’s be honest here, there’s a very good reason that my mind went there…)  Thankfully, now that I have the notes, I can share the recipe!  I’ve written about yakisoba before, but it was a while ago, before my plant-based days.  Yakisoba is a Japanese stir-fried noodle dish that I love.  I was recently contacted by OtaJoy, a company who sells Japanese sauces and food kits, asking if I wanted to try their sauces.  I was really excited, because I was familiar with their parent company, Otafuku Sauce, from living in Japan, and hadn’t realized that they had a US company.  [Read More…]

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Feb 22
2019

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Melon Pan Toast

Tomorrow is National Toast Day!  A few weeks ago Little Northern Bakehouse reached out to me about collaborating on a toast project to celebrate National Toast Day.  Their bread is gluten-free and vegan (woohoo!), a hard combo to come by, so I thought it would be a fun project to work on.  I decided to make “melon pan toast.”  Melon pan is a Japanese sweet bread that is covered in a thin crunchy cookie layer.  It gets its name (melon) from the cross-hatched marks in the cookie topping, giving it the appearance of a melon.  It doesn’t usually have a fruity, melon flavor.  Melon pan used to be one of my favorite treats in Japan. [Read More…]

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Vegan Japanese Curry Rice + 12 Year Blogiversary

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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. Today is my 12th blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for that long!  When I started my […]

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Vegan Mapo Nasu (Japanese Eggplant Stir Fry)

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I’ve already extolled the virtues of mapo tofu in the recent past, but did you know that there are variations on mapo tofu?  Although my favorite will always be the classic mapo tofu, the version made with eggplant, called mapo nasu, is seriously delicious!  Eggplant replaces the tofu in this version of the Japanified Chinese […]

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Roasted Root Vegetable Ramen

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January is a cold month in northern Utah.  Looking out my office window right now, seeing the blanket of white on our front lawn, and the icy patches on the road, I am perfectly happy to stay inside where it’s warm and dry.  Can you tell that I don’t love the cold?  One thing I do love […]

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Herb Cashew Cheese Spread

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Happy Wednesday Fuji friends!  How is your January shaping up so far?  Ours has been cold, so I’ve been hibernating a bit.  I did get out for a long run this past Saturday, since the sun was actually going to be out, but by the end of the run I was so frozen that it […]

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Chocolate Caramel Cashew Spread—Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year Fuji friends!!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  I am currently sitting at my desk typing this in my pajamas.  Our older girls go back to school tomorrow, so we are making the most of being comfortable and hanging out together.  Last night Mr. Fuji’s family came over to celebrate […]

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Vegan Schaum Brötle (German meringue cookies)

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Last week I wrote a piece for Today’s Mama, that went live this week, about my great-grandmother’s recipe for schaum brötle, a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth, German meringue cookie that is full of chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and a hint of lemon zest that brightens the flavors.  Writing about those cookies had my mouth-watering, so I decided […]

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Vegan Mapo Tofu

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A recipe for a Japanified Chinese dish may seem like a strange thing to post right before Christmas, but Christmastime always makes me think of the scene in A Christmas Story where the neighbor’s dogs escape and get into the kitchen on Christmas Day and eat their turkey, so the Parker family has to have […]

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2018 Fuji 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. Hello Fuji friends!  I’ve been working on buying gifts for everyone on our gift list and struggling with a few.  Aren’t […]

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