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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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Spicy Cucumber Guacamole Sushi Roll—Getting back into a school routine

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You’d think that it would be harder for my girls to get back into their school routines, especially considering this is Bug’s first year of formal schooling as a kindergartner.

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Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important […]

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Tanzanian Cucumber Salad (Kachumbari Ya Matango) — A Taste of Tanzania

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“Ufurahie chakula chako!” (the Swahili equivalent of “Bon appétit”) is what you would hear if you happened to be lucky enough to pull up a seat at the dinner table in Miriam Kinunda’s home.  Miriam, born and raised in Tanzania, a country located in the eastern part of Africa, is a blogger and owner of […]

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Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

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What does pasta salad have to do with Halloween you might ask? Well, not much usually, but this year it was the dish I took to Mr. Fuji’s family Halloween party.  I tried to think of a clever name, since the pasta does look a bit like brains, but by the time the salad was […]

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Grilled Barramundi Pita Sandwich with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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Barramundi—such a great name, and an even more delicious type of fish, with a mild buttery flavor and dense meaty texture.  Plus, with it’s moderate oil content, it’s an easy fish to cook, whether you grill it to serve in pita sandwiches like I did recently (recipe at the end of the post!), or you […]

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos Makes 8 soft tacos For the carrot daikon cucumber quick pickle: 2/3 cup carrot matchsticks 2/3 cup white daikon radish matchsticks 2/3 cup cucumber matchsticks* 1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 teaspoons granulated sugar generous pinch of salt For the taco filling: 12 ounces medium shrimp, cooked and peeled 4 green […]

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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi

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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi Makes 3 – 5 servings 2 cups warm, freshly prepared steamed Japanese rice 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Kinshi tamago (shredded egg crêpes) or sweetened scrambled eggs Assorted toppings: Cooked shrimp, green beans/snow peas, thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced cucumber, nori (dried seaweed) […]

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Leftover Edamame Dip Sushi + Top Secret Julienne Trick

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I love leftovers. Does that sound strange? Well maybe it is, but I have my reasons! To start with, some of my favorite dishes can be made with leftovers: fried rice, turkey sandwiches, kalua pig tacos, etc. Plus, I love the creative challenge of coming up with fun ways to use up the last bits […]

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