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Charred Corn Onigiri

TGIF!  It’s been a long week in our neck of the woods and I am looking forward to a less-busy weekend.  It has been awhile since I shared an onigiri recipe for you, so I’m rectifying that today!  I love the flavor of charred corn, and after finding some beautiful corn at the store recently, […]

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BLTA Kimbap

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Outstanding Foods. I never get sick of combining the flavors of bacon (plant-based of course), lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  It just doesn’t get old!  I received a box filled with bags of the different flavors of PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips recently and after we devoured more […]

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Coconut Clusters

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Organic Traditions. Have you noticed that food allergies seem to be on the rise?  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) reports, “Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18.  That’s one in 13 children, or roughly […]

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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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Herb Cashew Cheese Spread

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Happy Wednesday Fuji friends!  How is your January shaping up so far?  Ours has been cold, so I’ve been hibernating a bit.  I did get out for a long run this past Saturday, since the sun was actually going to be out, but by the end of the run I was so frozen that it […]

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Blood Moon Apple Punch

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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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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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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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Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites

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Did you know that February is National Snack Food Month?  In honor of all you snack lovers out there (and I stand among you), I thought I would share a couple of snacks that I developed for California Avocados to close out the month.  Today I’ve got these Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites for you.  I’ve […]

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How to Make Stick Onigiri

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The new favorite form of onigiri (Japanese rice ball) at our house is stick onigiri.  It’s very popular in Japan right now too, and it’s no wonder, because it’s fun!  The onigiri is formed into a stick shape instead of a ball, triangle, etc.  The easiest technique is a bit different too.  It’s a bit […]

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