PROJECT BENTO: Repurposing Leftovers for Lunch

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Happy Hump Day Fuji friends!  It’s about this time of year when I start to feel like I’m n a rut when it comes to packing my kids’ school lunch bentos, or my work bentos.  My girls occasionally buy lunch at their school’s cafeteria (they have a baked potato bar that I am 100% on […]

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What I Ate in Tokyo

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Today I’m sharing a video about my last 24-hours in Tokyo at the end of September this year, specifically my adventures with my friend Noriko to find some delicious food to till our bellies with.  Our best meal, actually one of my favorite meals of 2017, was at Hidamari Cafe, a little macrobiotic restaurant in […]

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California Avocado Acai Bowl

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Post written in partnership with California Avocados. Happy Friday!  Are all my friends back east surviving the aftermath of the bomb cyclone?  I’ve been watching weather reports and getting the chills just thinking about it.  We are currently experiencing warmer than normal temperatures here in Utah and we have very little snow so far.  January […]

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Honeycrisp Apple Spritzer + Veganuary!

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Happy New Year my friends!  I hope 2018 has been treating you well so far!  We had a lovely New Year celebration and I’m sad to see if end.  On New Year’s Eve, after we got home from church, we played games, watched a movie, ate snacks, and I enjoyed one last evening view of […]

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Vegan Garden Island Hot Chocolate, a Souvenir from Kauai, Hawaii

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Merry Christmas my friends!  It has been frigid here and I’ve been craving hot chocolate and herbal tea to keep me warm from the inside out.  I figured this called for sharing a recipe that I brought home this summer from a trip to the island of Kauai, for vegan hot chocolate from Garden Island […]

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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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Orange Date Cranberry Butter

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We moved into a new house last month.  Mr. Fuji and I designed it, then worked with an architect to make a reality and have spent the past year anxiously waiting for it to be done.  It has been so fun to see our creation materialize! 

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Exploring Hakodate, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Hakodate, Japan Like all of the places we visited on this trip, I kept wishing I had weeks more time in Hakodate because we only had time to scratch the surface on everything that there was to see and do (and eat!).  We caught a shinkansen (a bullet […]

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Exploring Hachinohe, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Hachinohe, Japan Before leaving Aomori Prefecture, we made a quick stop in Hachinohe, Japan.  Hachinohe is the second largest city in Aomori Prefecture and sits on the southeast coast of Aomori Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean.  Hachinohe was one of the cities hit by the March 2011 tsunami, which […]

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No-Bake Peppermint Tofu Cheesecake with a Beet Cracker Crust

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Sponsored by RW Garcia. Do you realize that we only have 15 days until Thanksgiving Day? And only 46 days to go until Christmas Eve?  Aaack! Have you started thinking about what you’re going to serve or bring to share for those days?  I’ve started, but need to get more serious about it because it’s […]

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