Oct 31
2018

Blood Moon Apple Punch

Happy Halloween Fuji fans!  I hope your day is going great.  I’ve been working on a few Halloween bento ideas in my head for a while and yesterday/today I finally got the chance to execute them!

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Oct 22
2018

Apple Raspberry Crisp

One of the reasons that I love fall is that it is apple season and I love apples.  I’ve been wishing for a bite of a Japanese apple (a little over a year ago I was in Japan experiencing the famous apples of the Aomori region), so decided that a good apple dessert would have to do instead.  I don’t think that I’ve met an apple dessert that I didn’t love, so choosing what to make was difficult, but I decided on an apple crisp.  My mother-in-law had gone apple picking and brought us back some amazing McIntosh apples, which are perfect for desserts, so I used those to make the filling and decided on an oat-y crumble topping.  [Read More…]

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Hummus Herb Dressing

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I thought that Monkey loved salad.  But I was wrong.  Monkey only loves salad when it’s dressed in my hummus herb dressing.  So really, I guess the more accurate statement is that Monkey loves hummus herb dressing.  I started making hummus dressing last year by combining hummus, ume plum vinegar, and water together.  Then, about […]

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Not Butter Chicken Curry

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We have a deep-rooted love for Indian food in our family.  In fact, it was my last meal when I was in labor with Squirrel before she was born and my last meal the night before Bug was born.  One of our favorites is butter chicken, but since I don’t eat chicken anymore, it’s been […]

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Oh! Bento: Rock Your Lunchbox Japanese Style eBook — It’s finally here!

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I started working on an eBook all about packing bentos a few years ago and then life got in the way, BIG TIME, with things like moving, building a house, and adopting a baby.  So the eBook was put on the backburner for a while.  But now, it is finally here!  Oh! Bento: Rock Your Lunchbox Japanese […]

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Chocolate Truffle Pie with Triple Berry Sauce

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Happy Friday Pie Day my friends! (And how is it possible that it is already September?!?)  I am both loving and hating having my older girls back in school.  I love it because it lends a bit more structure to our days and gives them more opportunities to see friends, but I hate it because […]

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Raspberry Cream Soda

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Post brought to you in partnership with Milkadamia. One of my favorite nuts is macadamia nuts, so when Milkadamia reached out to me asking if I would like to try their milks and new creamers, it was an obvious yes!   I’m also a huge fan of nut milks, so it came as no surprise to […]

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Vegan Japanese Potato Salad

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Potato salad is a classic summer food in my mind.  It goes so perfectly with other picnic foods or foods that you might cook on the grill.  My FAVORITE style of potato salad is Japanese potato salad, which I’ve written about before.  

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Chickpea Salad Wraps

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Post brought to you by BFree Foods. I recently went out to lunch with a friend and had a delicious chickpea salad (like a chicken salad) and have been craving it ever since.  So when I received a box of goodies from BFree Foods to try out, I decided it was the perfect excuse to […]

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Vegan Japanese-Style Mayonnaise (Hemp or Cashew . . . You Pick!)

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I have praised the virtues of Japanese mayonnaise before, and Kewpie mayonnaise (a Japanese brand) has been gaining a cult following in the US over recent years.  What makes Japanese mayo unique?  It is super creamy, slightly sweeter than American mayo, uses only egg yolks instead of whole eggs, uses rice vinegar instead of lemon […]

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