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Carrot Chip Onigiri

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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Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Vegan Fuji “Chicken” Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup has been an important part of Mr. Fuji and my collective family history since we were little.  About a year after I began eating a plant-based diet, Mr. Fuji started throwing out little hints that he would love it if I veganized our chicken noodle soup recipe.  I let some ideas bounce […]

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Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)

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We are huge dumpling lovers at our house, so my recipe for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) has been on my list to veganize for quite a long time now.  Gyoza was one of the first Japanese dishes I learned to cook from my sweet neighbor, Miki, in her kitchen in Yokohama, Japan, 16 1/2 years ago, […]

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To-fish No Misoni (Tofu Simmered in Miso Sauce)

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In January, on an Instagram post, I asked what peoples’ favorite Japanese dishes were.  It was really fun to see the responses.  One of the responses was from @sandrajapandra who said that saba no misoni was her favorite.  Saba no misoni is a very traditional Japanese fish dish of mackerel that is simmered in a […]

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Vegan Yakisoba—Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles

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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. I have been finding some pretty strange things in the trash lately: silverware, cups, a My Little Pony, some magnets […]

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Vegan Japanese Curry Rice + 12 Year Blogiversary

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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. Today is my 12th blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for that long!  When I started my […]

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Vegan Mapo Nasu (Japanese Eggplant Stir Fry)

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I’ve already extolled the virtues of mapo tofu in the recent past, but did you know that there are variations on mapo tofu?  Although my favorite will always be the classic mapo tofu, the version made with eggplant, called mapo nasu, is seriously delicious!  Eggplant replaces the tofu in this version of the Japanified Chinese […]

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Roasted Root Vegetable Ramen

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January is a cold month in northern Utah.  Looking out my office window right now, seeing the blanket of white on our front lawn, and the icy patches on the road, I am perfectly happy to stay inside where it’s warm and dry.  Can you tell that I don’t love the cold?  One thing I do love […]

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Vegan Mapo Tofu

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A recipe for a Japanified Chinese dish may seem like a strange thing to post right before Christmas, but Christmastime always makes me think of the scene in A Christmas Story where the neighbor’s dogs escape and get into the kitchen on Christmas Day and eat their turkey, so the Parker family has to have […]

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