Hiyashi Miso Udon (Chilled Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce)

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During the summer in Japan when the weather is hot and humid, you will see lots of chilled dishes on menus.  One of those dishes is chilled noodles served with a variety of toppings.

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Origami Endangered Animals Kit

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. I am always on the lookout for fun summer activities (or activities for any time of the year for that matter!) […]

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Kokoro Care Packages + Giveaway!

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A company called Kokoro Care Packages reached out to me recently to introduce themselves, and now I’m a bit obsessed!  Kokoro Care Packages is a subscription box business that curates high-quality, natural Japanese food items from local producers in Japan.  They hope to share the flavors of authentic Japanese food, the Japanese philosophies behind eating […]

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Carrot Chip Onigiri

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I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

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When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Vegan Fuji “Chicken” Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup has been an important part of Mr. Fuji and my collective family history since we were little.  About a year after I began eating a plant-based diet, Mr. Fuji started throwing out little hints that he would love it if I veganized our chicken noodle soup recipe.  I let some ideas bounce […]

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Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)

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We are huge dumpling lovers at our house, so my recipe for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) has been on my list to veganize for quite a long time now.  Gyoza was one of the first Japanese dishes I learned to cook from my sweet neighbor, Miki, in her kitchen in Yokohama, Japan, 16 1/2 years ago, […]

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To-fish No Misoni (Tofu Simmered in Miso Sauce)

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In January, on an Instagram post, I asked what peoples’ favorite Japanese dishes were.  It was really fun to see the responses.  One of the responses was from @sandrajapandra who said that saba no misoni was her favorite.  Saba no misoni is a very traditional Japanese fish dish of mackerel that is simmered in a […]

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Vegan Yakisoba—Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. I have been finding some pretty strange things in the trash lately: silverware, cups, a My Little Pony, some magnets […]

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Melon Pan Toast

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*This post is brought to you by Little Northern Bakehouse. Tomorrow is National Toast Day!  A few weeks ago Little Northern Bakehouse reached out to me about collaborating on a toast project to celebrate National Toast Day.  Their bread is gluten-free and vegan (woohoo!), a hard combo to come by, so I thought it would […]

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