Jul 19
2018

Instant Pot Ratatouille

During the summer of 1998 I was in Rome when France beat Italy in the final game of the FIFA World Cup.  Europe is a super fun place to be during the World Cup, with large screens and chairs set up in town squares, and lots of excitement in general (even if you happen to be in a country when they lose a match).  I grew up going to my younger brothers’ soccer games, and enjoyed playing with friends, but it was that summer that I really fell in love with soccer.  Two years later I ended up living in Paris, doing a study abroad as part of my undergraduate degree in France.  I already loved the language, but I instantly fell in love with the country.  Fast forward to the present and two of my loves converged . . . the FIFA World Cup and France!

Fuji French Feast

This past Sunday France played Croatia in the final game of the World Cup and won!  Earlier on in the week I planned out a French-themed Sunday dinner, thinking it would be a fun thing to do, not only because of the World Cup game, but also because Saturday, July 14th, was la Fête Nationale in France, the anniversary of the storming of the storming of the Bastille (a medieval fortress in Paris used for most of its history as the main prison of Paris), which was a turning point of the French Revolution. [Read More…]

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Jul 11
2018

Shiso Goma Shio Onigiri

Onigiri (Japanese rice balls) are a constant on our weekly menus in the Fuji household.  Whether they are for lunch or a snack, we eat them at least once a week.  But if you’ve been reading La Fuji Mama for very long, you already know that!  I am going to start sharing a new onigiri (or onigirazu) recipe/idea at least once a month, because there are so many things that you can do with them, and they are so perfect for packing in bentos or for picnics.  This month I’ve already shared a recipe for a Red, White & Blue Onigirazu (rice sandwich), but I also have an onigiri recipe for you.  This onigiri is a simple one.  I made a twist on a traditional Japanese condiment, goma shio (sesame salt), by adding dried shiso, one of my favorite herbs on the planet.  [Read More…]

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Red, White & Blue Onigirazu

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¡Hola from Cancún!  We (the Fuji Five!) are in Cancún, México this week for a family vacation.  If you are in the US, I hope you have fun things planned for the 4th of July tomorrow!  I know there will be celebrations at our resort here, so we are all looking forward to that, though hanging out […]

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King Satay with Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce from Wicked Healthy

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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. *Post brought to you by Grand Central Life & Style. I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation for the release of the […]

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Instant Pot Red Lentil Dal with Cashew Cream Drizzle

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  I adore lentils.  I grew up eating my Oma’s lentils, so it was only natural that I fell in love with all the other varieties when I was introduced to them.  One of my favorite lentils is red lentils.  I’ve shared a fair number of recipes here on LFM that use red lentils, and I’m […]

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Vegetarian’s Delight + Chinese Soul Food Cookbook

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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. *Post brought to you by Grand Sasquatch Books. Tomorrow is the last day of school for the Fujilings.  I can’t quite […]

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Cups

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I have a thing for raspberries paired with chocolate . . . it’s just a match made in a heaven.  So when I received a Power AirFryer Oven to play with I decided to answer a craving for raspberry chocolate by using the oven’s dehydrating function to make some Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Cups.  […]

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TTLA Onigirazu (Tempeh Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce & Avocado Onigirazu)

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This post is brought to you by Lightlife. At the beginning of the year a sandwich on Whole Foods’ sandwich menu went viral—their TTLA, a twist on the classic BLT, made with ciabatta bread, Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips, tomato, lettuce, avocado, and a vegan garlic aioli.

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Popeye Sushi Burrito with Garlic Ponzu

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!  Our family always loves an excuse to celebrate and when we’re able to incorporate Star Wars, even better.  Today will be filled with Star Wars references, puns, and general silliness.  Tomorrow is another day to celebrate.  Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s […]

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Hot for Food Southwest Chop Salad

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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. *Post brought to you by Ten Speed Press. A few months after going vegan I discovered the YouTube channel hot […]

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