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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last year I worked on a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that were gluten-free and Paleo.  After many rounds of cooking and tweaking, I finally had a cookie that I loved and so did my family.  I said that it was probably my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Earlier this year I decided to take […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie—Pie Therapy for the New Year

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Happy 2015 everyone!  I must say that I’m happy to greet the New Year and shoo out the old.  The end of 2014 about did me in.  The Sunday before Christmas the flu hit me like a wrecking ball, and I’ve been in bed ever since.  Have you heard about the mutating influenza strains?  Yeah, […]

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. I know, I know,  you’re thinking “Gluten free slow cooker pot roast?  Rachael, isn’t a pot roast naturally gluten free?”  Well yes, and no.  It depends on how you make it!  If you make your own homemade beef stock without any added thickeners and you don’t […]

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Fuji Chicken Noodle Soup

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This post is brought to you by McCormick. Chicken noodle soup is a dish entrenched in American culture, and although it seems that every family has a chicken noodle soup recipe, each of those recipes has subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, differences.  Some soups feature a light broth, whereas others sport a heavier cream base.  Some […]

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Japanese Hotcakes (ホットケーキ)

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I adore Japanese hotcakes (Japanese style pancakes).  They are sweeter and fluffier than the regular American style pancakes I grew up on.  In Japan there is an uber popular hotcake mix made by Morinaga that makes perfect fluffy hotcakes every time, and seems to be the way most people in Japan make hotcakes at home.  There […]

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Grilled Barramundi Pita Sandwich with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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Barramundi—such a great name, and an even more delicious type of fish, with a mild buttery flavor and dense meaty texture.  Plus, with it’s moderate oil content, it’s an easy fish to cook, whether you grill it to serve in pita sandwiches like I did recently (recipe at the end of the post!), or you […]

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Miso Katsu (Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet with Miso Sauce)

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This past weekend a Japanese friend came to visit, and at her request, I made miso katsu and miso soup for dinner.  (She was feeling a bit homesick!)  Miso Katsu is a version of tonkatsu (juicy breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets served with a thick, sweet and tangy sauce and served with shredded cabbage and steamed […]

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Buckwheat Crêpes with Avocado & Aged Cheddar Cheese

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Buckwheat crêpes filled with aged cheddar cheese and creamy slices of ripe avocado make for easy comfort food that can be enjoyed any time of day.  I’ve got a weakness for crêpes. 

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Yakisoba, Japanese Fried Noodles

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Yakisoba, pan-fried noodles tossed with vegetables, thinly sliced pork, and a sweet and savory sauce, is one of my favorite things to buy from the food vendors at a Japanese matsuri (festival). 

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Brown Rice Yaki Onigiri with Bacon and Avocado

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Yaki onigiri (grilled Japanese rice balls) are one of my favorite comfort foods.  I recently whipped up a batch, using brown rice instead of white rice to help us get an extra serving of whole grains into our day.  Then I topped the onigiri with a bit of bacon and chunks of creamy avocado.  Grilled […]

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