Sep 18
2017

Do you have any fun fall trips planned?  This fall I am mostly planning trips in my head.  We are in the middle of building a house and are down to the last few weeks, so leaving town isn’t a very good idea!  Whether you’ve got a trip planned or not, the fall issue of Twist Travel Magazine is out and full of ideas to get you brainstorming for your next trip, or help you with one you’ve already got planned.

Twist Fall Issue The issue includes a wide variety of things like info on traveling through Scotland with kids, an African Safari, a neighborhood guide to Chicago, travel safety tips, fall fashion, and some fall recipes.  Last, but not least, there’s an article on packing a bento box lunch!  Want to guess what I contributed?  You know how passionate I am about bento-ing, so I was super excited to be asked for that particular contribution. [Read More…]

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Aug 31
2017

Avocado Pineapple Agua Fresca

Last week was Squirrel and Bug’s first week back to school.  Squirrel is in the fifth grade and Bug is in the third grade.  (How did they get so old?!?)

Bug and Squirrel First Day of School

Usually I am just as excited for those first few days of school as they are.  I look forward to the return of routine, but I also look forward to the adventure and excitement of a new year.  New school supplies, crisp new uniforms, new teachers . . . yes, I am a total nerd, can you tell?  But this year I mourned the passing of summer vacation.  We seemed to have one big medical issue after another this summer and by the time school rolled around I felt like I needed another month with my girls to recoup the loss of time.  But time marches on, regardless, right?   [Read More…]

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Summer Bibimbap

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Written in partnership with California Avocados. Bibimbap (“bee-beem-bawp”)…saw that 4 times fast and see if it doesn’t put a smile on your face.  It does mine!  It’s just a fun word.  But it’s an even better dish and one of my all-time favorite foods!  It’s a Korean rice bowl, and I’ve got a reimagined version […]

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Chilean Hot Dogs (Completo)

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This post is a collaboration with Lightlife. It has been hot, hot, hot this summer.  August is about the time that I no longer want to even look at my stove, let along my oven.  It’s just too darn hot and I’m sick of the heat.  So I usually convince Mr. Fuji to do some […]

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Avocado Chow Chow Relish

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Have you had chow chow before?  No, I’m not talking puppy chow or misspelling “ciao” . . . I’m talking about the Southern condiment, a sweet and sour relish that adds a pop of color and a ton of flavor to whatever you add it to.  I’m sharing my recipe, with a California twist over […]

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Pie & (Root) Beer Day

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Monday was Pioneer Day here in Utah.  Pioneer Day is an official state holiday that is celebrated on July 24th every year to commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847 and celebrate the bravery of the original settlers.  A few years ago […]

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Cashew Cream Cheese & Snacking with RW Garcia

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This post is written in partnership with RW Garcia. Summertime!!!! Some of my favorite things about summertime are food/eating related. (Though I could say that about any season, ha!)  I love going on picnics, having a barbecue, the Fourth of July, and enjoying all of the fresh produce that is available in abundance.  Bring on […]

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Cherry Almond Avocado Frappe

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It’s that time of year when the weather starts to heat up and I start to crave something cold to drink.  One of my favorites is a frappe (basically a fruit milkshake) and I’m sharing a non-dairy version over on California Avocado’s blog, The Scoop!  It’s a Cherry Almond California Avocado Frappe and it’s delicious. […]

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Avocado Cauliflower Steaks with Avocado Gremolata

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Have you ever had a cauliflower steak before?  I know they’ve been around for a while now, but if you haven’t had one yet, you should!  I love them.  I’m sharing a bit of a twist on cauliflower steak over on California Avocado’s blog, The Scoop.  These cauliflower steaks are roasted with a mashed avocado […]

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Tofu “Spam” Musubi

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One of the things that I love about traveling is how it influences my cooking.  I came home from our trip to Maui with a sheet of paper filled with recipe ideas.  I’ve already shared my Papaya Rawnola Bowl recipe with you, but there are more coming!  Today I’m sharing my recipe for Tofu “Spam” […]

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