Jul 17
2019

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Kachumbar

Have you ever had kachumbar before?  It’s a delicious salad from India, made with tomato, cucumber, and onion, that is especially refreshing during the hot summer months.  I’ve always loved a good salad, whether it is a green salad, a potato salad, a pasta salad . . . I love them all.  Exploring the cuisines of other countries has added even more salads to my list of things I like to cook and eat, so when I was sent a copy of Asian Salads: 72 Inspired Recipes from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand and India, by Maki Watanabe, I was super excited to get cooking. [Read More…]

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Jul 4
2019

Roasted Broccoli Shira-ae

We are currently in Japan!  (I can’t tell you how giddy that makes me to type that!)  Mr. Fuji had a 2-week business trip to Tokyo and about halfway through his trip he found a really good deal on tickets and booked a trip for the rest of us to fly out and meet up with him when he was done with work.  We arrived this past Saturday and are coming home this Saturday.  A quick trip, but we are so happy to be here!  [Read More…]

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Kimchi Yakisoba (Japanese stir-fried noodles with kimchi sauce)

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Nasoya. I’m a huge fan of fermented vegetables, whether it be dill pickles, sauerkraut, Japanese tsukemono, or Korean kimchi. Since going plant-based, I have had less to choose from in the kimchi department. The classic kimchi recipe includes some sort of salted seafood or fish sauce. […]

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Hiyashi Miso Udon (Chilled Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce)

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During the summer in Japan when the weather is hot and humid, you will see lots of chilled dishes on menus.  One of those dishes is chilled noodles served with a variety of toppings.

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Origami Endangered Animals Kit

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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. I am always on the lookout for fun summer activities (or activities for any time of the year for that matter!) […]

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Kokoro Care Packages + Giveaway!

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A company called Kokoro Care Packages reached out to me recently to introduce themselves, and now I’m a bit obsessed!  Kokoro Care Packages is a subscription box business that curates high-quality, natural Japanese food items from local producers in Japan.  They hope to share the flavors of authentic Japanese food, the Japanese philosophies behind eating […]

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Carrot Chip Onigiri

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I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

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When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Vegan Fuji “Chicken” Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup has been an important part of Mr. Fuji and my collective family history since we were little.  About a year after I began eating a plant-based diet, Mr. Fuji started throwing out little hints that he would love it if I veganized our chicken noodle soup recipe.  I let some ideas bounce […]

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Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)

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We are huge dumpling lovers at our house, so my recipe for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) has been on my list to veganize for quite a long time now.  Gyoza was one of the first Japanese dishes I learned to cook from my sweet neighbor, Miki, in her kitchen in Yokohama, Japan, 16 1/2 years ago, […]

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