Oyatsu/Snack

Shamrock Smoothie, aka “Liquid Luck”

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This month, our girl Lucy has been prepping for St. Patrick’s Day (she’s of Irish descent, of course)!  She happened to meet up with a leprechaun and charmed him with her fun, quirky personality.  He regaled her with stories of his escapades, including a tale about a time he drank “Liquid Luck.” Lucy was kind […]

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Lemon Cherry Tea Cakes

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This time of year always finds me wishing I was still living in Japan.  If we were still in Japan, I’d be out everyday enjoying the new blooms on the trees.  First the plum blossoms, and then the much anticipated cherry blossoms.  During our last spring in Tokyo, Squirrel and I went out almost every […]

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Lighter Avocado Dip

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Lighter Avocado Dip Makes 10 servings 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt 3 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and cut into large chunks 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 red jalapeno, […]

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Celebrate the Super Bowl with Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs Makes approximately 6 onigiri 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 thin slices turkey (lunch-meat style) 3 cups freshly steamed Japanese rice 1 sheet nori (seaweed) Special equipment: football-shaped cookie cutter 1. Mash the avocado, lime juice, and […]

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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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Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines) Makes 4 servings 2 ounces gomame (dried baby sardines) 1/3 cup dashi (or water) 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon mirin 1 takanotsume (Japanese “hawk claw” pepper) (or substitute 1 dried red chile pepper) 1. Pick out any broken fish. […]

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Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 pound satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potatoes) 7 ounce bottle of kuri kanroni (candied chestnuts in syrup) pinch of salt mirin sugar 1. Peel the sweet potatoes then cut them […]

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Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 8 to 10 servings 10.5 ounces kuromame (dried black soybeans) 11 cups water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon baking soda 1. Thoroughly rinse the beans in cool water, then drain […]

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Rosemary Roasted Nuts & The Perfect Party Tray + A Giveaway!!

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Rosemary Roasted Nuts Recipe as explained by Todd Porter, White On Rice Couple Makes 1 pound of nuts 1 pound mixed nuts 1 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon smoked sea salt 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the […]

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Mango Sushi Rolls & Fuji Mango Madness

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Mango Sushi Roll Makes 1 roll 2 cups freshly steamed Japanese rice (white or brown) 3 tablespoons coconut milk 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeeze lime juice pinch of salt 1 mango, sliced 1 soy wrapper sheet (or 1 sheet of nori) 1. Place the hot rice in a large bowl or dish. […]

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