Japanese Dry Curry (ドライカレー)

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As part of my new podcast, The Onigiri Chronicles, with my friend Noriko, she has been sharing pictures of the lunches that she helps to prepare at the elementary school she works at in Funabashi, Japan.  They are so inspiring.  Though I should warn you, they will make you very jealous because they are so amazing.  The […]

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Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) 2020

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March 3rd is Hinamatsuri in Japan.  Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Festival or Doll Festival), is a celebration dedicated to girls, in which their parents pray for the good health and happiness of their daughters.  This is one of my favorite Japanese celebrations, naturally, being the mother of three girls!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Onigiri Burrito + How To Bento It

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Have you had a sushi burrito (sushirrito) before?  I’ve been seen them pop up on menus more and more over the past few years.  I love them.  I think they’re fun!  An on-the-go sushi roll makes sense.  The other day I decided to whip one up, but was out of rice vinegar, so couldn’t make […]

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Miso Glazed Carrots

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Post written in partnership with Copper Chef. Seven days left until Christmas Day! Can you believe it?  This Christmas season has seemed to fly by even quicker than normal.  I’m guessing that part of that is due to the fact that we have been trying to unpack our house in addition to all the things […]

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Twist Travel Magazine!

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If you’ve read LFM for any length of time you’ve probably figured out how much we love to travel.  In fact, our next trip is a family trip to Maui and then Mr. Fuji and I are heading to Mexico this summer to celebrate (belatedly) both Mr. Fuji’s 40th birthday and our 15 year wedding […]

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Where Women Cook Magazine!

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Happy Thursday!  I’m just popping in with a bit of news.  If you read Where Women Cook magazine, I’ve got an article in the September issue!  The article shares my story along with 4 of my favorite recipes that cover a bit of everything that represents who I am…a bento, a pie, a dish from […]

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California Avocado Bell Pepper Quiche Cups

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How is it possible that it’s already the middle of June?  The past few weeks have been a blur.  We have been in the whirlwind of the end of school activities, Mr. Fuji and I took an anniversary trip to Cancun, Mexico, the Fujilings have been doing Irish dance camp, and we have weathered a […]

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5 of My Favorite Avocado Recipes

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Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite California avocado recipes over on The Scoop—any guesses what they might be?

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Balinese Mixed Vegetables (Sayur Urab)

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Mixed vegetables…sounds kind of boring, doesn’t it?  Sayur Urab, a classic Balinese dish loosely translates to mean mixed vegetables, and it is far from boring! This is one of the dishes that we learned to prepare in our cooking class in Bali.  While everything that we learned to cook in our class was delicious, this […]

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Dubliner and Berry Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwich — Get ready for National Grilled Cheese Day!

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I’m back to pulling goodies out of my Kerrygold box, because April is National Grilled Cheese Month and this Sunday, April 12th, is National Grilled Cheese Day!  The Fuji family loves grilled cheese sandwiches in all forms—classic grilled cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with veggies or other goodies, etc.  In honor of National Grilled Cheese […]

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