LFM Videos

Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girls’ Day) 2012

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Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, is coming up this Saturday, March 3rd!  This holiday is near and dear to my heart.  With two little girls of my own, I love having a holiday that can be all about them.  I’ve written quite a bit about Hinamatsuri in the past, including a post about the first Hinamatsuri […]

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Endive Love Connections

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Not only is Valentine’s Day tomorrow, but February is also American Hearth Month, a month dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of heart health.  In honor of all matters of the heart this month, my fellow OnDivas have been sweet enough to humor me, and help me put together a video, featuring some of […]

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How To Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

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Onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”) are Japanese rice balls and today I’m going to show you how easy they are to make!  As I was working on the material for this post, I realized that I’ve been writing about onigiri for a long time on this little piece of the inter-webs of mine.  I’ve been writing about the […]

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How To Make Soymilk

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Making soymilk is easy peasy and doesn’t require any special equipment.  I’m sharing my soymilk recipe and the simple process with a video tutorial today on Eating Rules as part of October Unprocessed, a challenge to go for one month without eating processed foods, to forgo all of the extra salt, fats, sugars, preservatives, flavorings, […]

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give […]

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How to Make Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen

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Today marks the end of the Mushroom Masters, so to celebrate such a fun month I’m here to hold your hand and prove just how easy it is to make my recipe for Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen.  It’s officially fall, so you are out of legitimate excuses for not making soup.  Come jump on my […]

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Hamachi Carpaccio, inspired by a trip to Kaikaya By The Sea

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Hamachi Carpaccio Makes about 4 servings 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh hamachi juice of 1 large lemon 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste fresh cilantro, to garnish […]

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Bakeries, Kombini, & Rice Balls, Oh My!

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Tokyo is full of lots of things, like people (12.989 million as of 2009) and buildings.  But it’s filled with a lot of other things too.  Check out the newest video in my Japan video series where I share what some of those “other” things are.  In this video I also answer a question which […]

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A Trip to Manrikiya Noodle Shop

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When it comes to noodles, I’m a devotee of the Japanese varieties.  From thin nutty soba to fat chewy udon, the assortment of noodles used in Japanese cuisine is diverse, made even more so by the different ways in which they are served, whether it be cold with a dipping sauce or in a soup.  […]

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A Trip to Kamikawa, Japan

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Two months ago, at the beginning of July, I made a trip back to my beloved Japan.  Now that I’ve taken care of some of the deadlines on my plate, I’m finally getting the chance to go through all of the photos and video I took on my trip and share them with you! The […]

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