Feb 14

Written in partnership with Moscow Muled.

Ginger Pineapple Agua Fresca

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope your day is a good one so far.  Monkey added a new word to her growing repertoire: kitty.  She heard our cat meowing on the stairs and ran over to the banister and said “Hi kitty!” while she waived.  Best Valentine’s Day gift ever!  Now to give you a little treat–my recipe for pineapple ginger agua fresca.  Now, this may not sound like a traditional Valentine’s Day food, but in my mind, anything that is delicious should qualify as long as you make it with love, right?  This recipe came about when I was contacted by Moscow Muled, a company that sells beautiful hand-crafted moscow mule mugs, to see if I was interested in trying out their mugs.  While I waited for the mugs to arrive I started dreaming up things to fill them with and this agua fresca idea was the first thing to pop into my head.  I kind of have a thing for agua fresca[Read More…]


Feb 8

Roasted Sweet Potato Onigiri Burrito

Have you had a sushi burrito (sushirrito) before?  I’ve been seen them pop up on menus more and more over the past few years.  I love them.  I think they’re fun!  An on-the-go sushi roll makes sense.  The other day I decided to whip one up, but was out of rice vinegar, so couldn’t make the sushi rice.  No problem!  I just made one with plain rice.  However, in doing this I couldn’t call it a sushi burrito anymore.  I think that people think of fish when they think of sushi, but what makes sushi is the special seasoned vinegar that it is tossed with (made with rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and occasionally kombu and sake).  Without that seasoned vinegar in the rice, it ‘ain’t sushi!  Basically what I made was an onigiri burrito…onigirrito?  [Read More…]


Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

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Why didn’t the mother potato want her daughter to marry the famous newscaster?  Because he was a commentator.  Bahahahahahaha!  Ok, sorry, I’ve got kids, remember?  I currently live in the land of corny jokes!  But in all honestly, I don’t think that “common-taters” exist.  I love all taters.  But sweet potaters do take the tater […]

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Easy Peanut Sauce + Farm to Table Asian Secrets Book Review

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Happy February Fuji friends!  I’ve got a cookbook that I’ve been meaning to share for months.  It has been mean of me to keep it from you, because it’s a good one!  Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season by Patricia Tanumihardja.  I’ve tried a ton of recipes from the […]

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Fuji Nana’s Get-Up-And-Go Oatmeal

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When I think about oatmeal I always think about Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, because Bert loves oatmeal.  I always thought Bert was a bit boring, but I do agree with him on oatmeal.  I love oatmeal.  Actually, I love oats in general.  So when my mom introduced me to her “Get-Up-And-Go” Oatmeal this […]

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Bring Your Family Back to the Table

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When is the last time your family ate dinner together?  When was the last time you struggled to figure out what to make for dinner?  Or looked at the clock, only to realize it was already 5pm and you had no idea what dinner was going to be?  In this crazy busy world I know […]

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PROJECT BENTO: Repurposing Leftovers for Lunch

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Happy Hump Day Fuji friends!  It’s about this time of year when I start to feel like I’m n a rut when it comes to packing my kids’ school lunch bentos, or my work bentos.  My girls occasionally buy lunch at their school’s cafeteria (they have a baked potato bar that I am 100% on […]

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What I Ate in Tokyo

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Today I’m sharing a video about my last 24-hours in Tokyo at the end of September this year, specifically my adventures with my friend Noriko to find some delicious food to till our bellies with.  Our best meal, actually one of my favorite meals of 2017, was at Hidamari Cafe, a little macrobiotic restaurant in […]

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California Avocado Acai Bowl

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Post written in partnership with California Avocados. Happy Friday!  Are all my friends back east surviving the aftermath of the bomb cyclone?  I’ve been watching weather reports and getting the chills just thinking about it.  We are currently experiencing warmer than normal temperatures here in Utah and we have very little snow so far.  January […]

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Honeycrisp Apple Spritzer + Veganuary!

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Happy New Year my friends!  I hope 2018 has been treating you well so far!  We had a lovely New Year celebration and I’m sad to see if end.  On New Year’s Eve, after we got home from church, we played games, watched a movie, ate snacks, and I enjoyed one last evening view of […]

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