Sauces & Condiments

Hummus Herb Dressing

I thought that Monkey loved salad.  But I was wrong.  Monkey only loves salad when it’s dressed in my hummus herb dressing.  So really, I guess the more accurate statement is that Monkey loves hummus herb dressing.  I started making hummus dressing last year by combining hummus, ume plum vinegar, and water together.  Then, about […]

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Vegan Japanese-Style Mayonnaise (Hemp or Cashew . . . You Pick!)

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I have praised the virtues of Japanese mayonnaise before, and Kewpie mayonnaise (a Japanese brand) has been gaining a cult following in the US over recent years.  What makes Japanese mayo unique?  It is super creamy, slightly sweeter than American mayo, uses only egg yolks instead of whole eggs, uses rice vinegar instead of lemon […]

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Almond Butter Turmeric Dressing (a Trader Joe’s Copycat)

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The people have spoken.  This is a recipe I worked on for myself, but after posting a picture of it on a salad on Instagram I got so many DMs from people asking if I was going to post it that I figured it would be cruel not to share.  Trader Joe’s has some dressings […]

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Easy Peanut Sauce + Farm to Table Asian Secrets Book Review

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Happy February Fuji friends!  I’ve got a cookbook that I’ve been meaning to share for months.  It has been mean of me to keep it from you, because it’s a good one!  Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season by Patricia Tanumihardja.  I’ve tried a ton of recipes from the […]

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Orange Date Cranberry Butter

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We moved into a new house last month.  Mr. Fuji and I designed it, then worked with an architect to make a reality and have spent the past year anxiously waiting for it to be done.  It has been so fun to see our creation materialize! 

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Harvest Salsa

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Sponsored by RW Garcia. It’s falllll!!!!  Some of my favorite flavors are in season, like pumpkin, sweet potato, and apple, so you know that I can’t help myself and am putting those ingredients in everything.  I have partnered up with RW Garcia, makers of my favorite crackers, to whip up something fall-inspired for you.  I dreamed up […]

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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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Cashew Cream Cheese & Snacking with RW Garcia

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This post is written in partnership with RW Garcia. Summertime!!!! Some of my favorite things about summertime are food/eating related. (Though I could say that about any season, ha!)  I love going on picnics, having a barbecue, the Fourth of July, and enjoying all of the fresh produce that is available in abundance.  Bring on […]

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Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing

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I am annoyed.  Scratch that.  I am super annoyed!  It is April 28th and it is SNOWING!  Excuse me?  May starts on Monday and we have cold white stuff falling from the sky?  Not cool.  We had a long, cold winter this year and a cold spring and it’s starting to take its toll on everyone.  I […]

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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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