Recipes By Region

Instant Pot Ratatouille and a Vegan French Feast

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 […]

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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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Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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Vegan Nikujaga (Japanese Meat & Potatoes)

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Nikujaga (“nee-koo-jyah-gah”) is a classic Japanese comfort food, something that every household makes a bit differently so that everyone craves the way their mom makes it.  Nikujaga literally translates to mean “meat-potato” or meat and potatoes.  It’s a dish of meat and potatoes cooked in a sweetened soy sauce.  Variations abound.  Beef is generally used, […]

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Summer Bibimbap

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Written in partnership with California Avocados. Bibimbap (“bee-beem-bawp”)…saw that 4 times fast and see if it doesn’t put a smile on your face.  It does mine!  It’s just a fun word.  But it’s an even better dish and one of my all-time favorite foods!  It’s a Korean rice bowl, and I’ve got a reimagined version […]

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Avocado Chow Chow Relish

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Have you had chow chow before?  No, I’m not talking puppy chow or misspelling “ciao” . . . I’m talking about the Southern condiment, a sweet and sour relish that adds a pop of color and a ton of flavor to whatever you add it to.  I’m sharing my recipe, with a California twist over […]

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Tofu “Spam” Musubi

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One of the things that I love about traveling is how it influences my cooking.  I came home from our trip to Maui with a sheet of paper filled with recipe ideas.  I’ve already shared my Papaya Rawnola Bowl recipe with you, but there are more coming!  Today I’m sharing my recipe for Tofu “Spam” […]

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Hula Papaya Rawnola Bowls

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Hula Papaya Rawnola Bowls…you need these.  Let me explain.  At the beginning of this month we took a family vacation to Maui during the kids’ Spring Break.  This was our first family vacation with Monkey and we were super excited.  Our trip did not disappoint.  Not only did we have an absolute blast playing in […]

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Baked Avocado Falafel with Avocado Lemon Tahini Sauce

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I love falafel.  Though love may not be a strong enough word.  Seriously.  I recently combined falafel and avocado, and putting two of my loves into one dish is just about giving me heart palpitations.  I whipped up some baked avocado falafel that are light little pillows that are made even more delicious when combined with […]

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Tofu Yasai Don (Tofu Vegetable Rice Bowl) + Kamikoto Master Veggie Butchery

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This post is brought to you by Kamikoto Knives. I love things served in bowls.  Now, I know this has been a bit of a trend, at least here in the US, but my love for bowls goes way back.  This is probably why I love Japanese donburi so much.  A donburi, put simply, is […]

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