Salads

California Avocado Balela

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Have you had balela before? It’s a Middle Eastern chickpea and black bean salad that I’m a bit obsessed with.  If you haven’t had it, you are missing out!  If you have, you should probably eat it again.  Either way, I’ve got a twist on traditional balela that includes not-so-traditional California avocado.  It may not be […]

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with Avocados

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We are having a ton of family come over, including my brother who is flying in from Washington.  I can’t wait!!  We plan on making a fire in our fire pit in the backyard for roasting hot dogs (and s’mores later, of course!), cooking burgers and veggies on the grill, and having a variety of […]

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Wild Rice Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Have you ever made something that just really hit the spot to the extent that it was what you wanted to eat everyday until it was gone?  That was me a few weeks ago.  Mr. Fuji went out of town for work and I was working on some new rice recipes, inspired by my recent […]

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Fennel and Strawberry Salad with Aged Cheddar Cheese

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It’s kind of ironic that I write a blog, because I may be one of the most technologically inept people of all time. (Ok, that may be a gross exaggeration, but you get what I mean.)  

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Asian Fruit Salad with California Avocados

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Did you know that June is California Avocado Month? Woohoo!!!  Oh darn, I guess I have to eat more avocados this month. (Yeah right, like I actually need an excuse!)  My newest recipe that I developed for the California Avocado Commission is up on The Scoop, a fruit salad inspired by my travels in Asia! […]

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Kale Power Salad with Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

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I fell in love with kale salads a couple of years ago and have yet to get over my crush.  I know kale may be yesterday’s news, but gosh darn it, I don’t care!  So here’s another kale salad to add to the top of the Mt. Everest-sized pile of kale salad recipes that have […]

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BLT Salad with Avocado Dressing

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This post is brought to you by the California Avocado Commission. Last week we had an avocado-centric summer backyard BBQ party with some friends to celebrate the last day before school began for our kiddos. The get-together was enabled by my friends at the California Avocado Commission who sent us a California Avocado BBQ Party […]

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Japanese Potato Salad

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It’s picnic season!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing.  Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. […]

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Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important […]

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Tanzanian Cucumber Salad (Kachumbari Ya Matango) — A Taste of Tanzania

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“Ufurahie chakula chako!” (the Swahili equivalent of “Bon appétit”) is what you would hear if you happened to be lucky enough to pull up a seat at the dinner table in Miriam Kinunda’s home.  Miriam, born and raised in Tanzania, a country located in the eastern part of Africa, is a blogger and owner of […]

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