Exploring the Pinata District in Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles can be dirty, smelly, noisy, and crowded, but it can also be bright, colorful, friendly, and delicious. Despite the grime and some of the unmentionable smells that you might run into, there are some wonderful spots. Earlier this month we visited an area that I hadn’t visited before—the Piñata District. In this area […]

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Black Sesame Oat Milk + New Oat Milk In Town

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Better Body Foods. One of my favorite non-dairy milks is oat milk, but I’m very picky about my oat milk.  I’ve found that many of the commercially available milks either have added sugar (I’d rather be in control of how much sugar I add, thank you […]

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BLTA Kimbap

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Outstanding Foods. I never get sick of combining the flavors of bacon (plant-based of course), lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  It just doesn’t get old!  I received a box filled with bags of the different flavors of PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips recently and after we devoured more […]

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Coconut Clusters

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Organic Traditions. Have you noticed that food allergies seem to be on the rise?  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) reports, “Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18.  That’s one in 13 children, or roughly […]

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Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad (Kachumbar) + Asian Salads Cookbook Review

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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. Have you ever had kachumbar before?  It’s a delicious salad from India, made with tomato, cucumber, and onion, that is especially […]

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Roasted Broccoli Shira-ae (Roasted Broccoli in Tofu Dressing)

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We are currently in Japan!  (I can’t tell you how giddy that makes me to type that!)  Mr. Fuji had a 2-week business trip to Tokyo and about halfway through his trip he found a really good deal on tickets and booked a trip for the rest of us to fly out and meet up […]

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Kimchi Yakisoba (Japanese stir-fried noodles with kimchi sauce)

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Nasoya. I’m a huge fan of fermented vegetables, whether it be dill pickles, sauerkraut, Japanese tsukemono, or Korean kimchi. Since going plant-based, I have had less to choose from in the kimchi department. The classic kimchi recipe includes some sort of salted seafood or fish sauce. […]

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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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