Vegetarian

Dairy Free Sweet Potato Soft Cream

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I have two favorite flavors of soft cream (i.e. soft serve) in Japan: black sesame and sweet potato.  If you had told me a little over 10 years ago that I would be saying that, I would have laughed at you.  But 10 years ago this month Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan for […]

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5 Steps For Cleaning Your Plate & Loving the Body You Feed (+ Veggie Quinoa Lasagna!)

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 “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~ Adelle Davis My new series, Food Is Medicine, isn’t going to be me preaching to you about special diets, or one “right” way to do things.  For one, I […]

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Banana Peach Almond Breakfast Milkshake

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Banana peach almond breakfast milkshakes—Who says milkshakes are just for dessert?  These shakes are filled with fresh fruit, unsweetened almond milk, and no added sugar, making a fabulously fun, but still healthy, treat for breakfast.

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Red Lentil Dal Comfort

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Red lentil dal—a thick stew made from red lentils, tomatoes, herbs, and spices—is one of my favorite comfort foods for more than one reason.  First off, red lentil dal tastes darn good.  Then if you add in the fact that it is easy to make and uses lentils and tomatoes (two of my favorite things) […]

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Watermelon Citrus Soda

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Fresh watermelon mixed with fresh orange and lime juice and a bit of club soda makes a fantastic refreshing summer drink.

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Chocolate Avocado Fudge + Scharffen Berger Chocolate Giveaway!

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Chocolate avocado fudge might sound a bit strange, but it’s actually a genius idea, but one I can’t take the credit for.  Pureed avocado is used in place of butter when making the fudge.  The result is a rich and extremely creamy chocolate fudge—and no, you would never guess there was any avocado in it! […]

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California Avocado Pops

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Creamy sweet cold avocado pops make a fantastic treat on days when temperatures have you wishing for an ice bath to cool you off.  You only need 4 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to them whip up before they go into the freezer to set.  Easy, right?

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Ginger Honey Okayu (Japanese Rice Porridge)

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Ginger honey okayu (okay = Japanese rice porridge) is another one of my favorite home remedies when I’m feeling under the weather, in addition to another one of my favorite ways to pair up ginger and honey (remember my Honey Ginger Lemon Tea from last week?)!  Okayu (or kayu) is a simple Japanese porridge made […]

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Honey Ginger Lemon Tea & Camp Blogaway 2012

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Honey ginger lemon tea is one of my favorite home remedies when I’m starting to feel under the weather, or one my kids starts to sound a bit sniffly.  It tastes delicious and does wonders for body and soul.  The honey and ginger help soothe a scratchy throat, and the ginger and lemon help clear […]

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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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