Popeye Sushi Burrito with Garlic Ponzu

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!  Our family always loves an excuse to celebrate and when we’re able to incorporate Star Wars, even better.  Today will be filled with Star Wars references, puns, and general silliness.  Tomorrow is another day to celebrate.  Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s […]

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Hot for Food Southwest Chop Salad

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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. *Post brought to you by Ten Speed Press. A few months after going vegan I discovered the YouTube channel hot […]

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Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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Enlightened Eating by Dr. Cassandra Ohlsen + My own health journey

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*I was sent a review copy of the book featured in this post by the publisher, Cypress House. The United States is one of the fattest, least healthy nations in the world, yet information about nutrition and weight loss seems to flow in abundance around us.  The problem is that nutrition can be confusing.  So […]

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Chloe Flavor Vegan Ramen Bowl

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Post brought to you in partnership with Nasoya. Chloe Coscarelli just had a new cookbook published called Chloe Flavor, and it’s fabulous.  If you aren’t familiar with who Chloe Coscarelli is, basically she’s a 30-year-old bundle of energy, sunshine, and talent.  She became vegan in 2004 when she was 17, then went on to attend […]

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Jackfruit Carnitas Fresh Spring Rolls

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Hello friends!  Ok, so remember that recipe for Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas I posted a few days ago?  In the post I told you about a few ways to use the carnitas, but I thought I would pop in and show you one of the things we made last week with ours—jackfruit carnitas fresh spring […]

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Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas

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I love my Instant Pot.  My mom gave it to me for Christmas two years ago, but it took me a couple of months to finally use it.  I had wanted one for a long time, but when it got down to it, I found it a bit intimidating.  I finally got on YouTube and […]

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Apple Oat Bars

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About 8 months ago I started craving an apple oat bar.  This was weird because I don’t know if I had ever had anything like what I was actually craving.  What I wanted was something that wasn’t like a granola bar…something a bit cake-ier, but not like cake.  I wanted something that wasn’t overly sweet, […]

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Air-Fried Charred Shishito Peppers + Power AirFryer XL Review

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Post in partnership with Tristar Products Inc. I had never heard of shishito peppers, let alone taste one, until we moved to Japan for the first time in 2002.  Since then I have been making up for lost time, eating them whenever I can get my hands on them.  My favorite way to eat them […]

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Vegan Nikujaga (Japanese Meat & Potatoes)

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Nikujaga (“nee-koo-jyah-gah”) is a classic Japanese comfort food, something that every household makes a bit differently so that everyone craves the way their mom makes it.  Nikujaga literally translates to mean “meat-potato” or meat and potatoes.  It’s a dish of meat and potatoes cooked in a sweetened soy sauce.  Variations abound.  Beef is generally used, […]

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