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Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites

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Did you know that February is National Snack Food Month?  In honor of all you snack lovers out there (and I stand among you), I thought I would share a couple of snacks that I developed for California Avocados to close out the month.  Today I’ve got these Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites for you.  I’ve […]

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Red Lentil Chili

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Harmons Grocery recently challenged me to develop a recipe using ingredients from their new line of private label items.    I decided it was the perfect opportunity to work on a recipe that I had been playing with for a while, a recipe for red lentil chili.  I tried a recipe for a red lentil […]

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Chickpea (Tuna-less) Salad Onigirazu

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A few months ago on Periscope someone asked me for meatless protein ideas to pack in school bentos. I threw out a couple of ideas for her, but have been thinking about it every since. A few weeks ago as I was falling asleep (or at least trying to fall asleep), the idea came to […]

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This is NOT a Baba Ganoush Recipe

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Baba ganoush is a Middle Eastern dish that consists of roasted eggplant mixed with things like tahini, garlic, and lemon juice (the ingredient list varies somewhat from country to country).  It is one of my favorite things to make.  I always make a big batch when I do, then that’s what I’ll snack on, spreading […]

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Balinese Mixed Vegetables (Sayur Urab)

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Mixed vegetables…sounds kind of boring, doesn’t it?  Sayur Urab, a classic Balinese dish loosely translates to mean mixed vegetables, and it is far from boring! This is one of the dishes that we learned to prepare in our cooking class in Bali.  While everything that we learned to cook in our class was delicious, this […]

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Black Rice Stuffed Peppers with Cashew Cream Sauce

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I have always loved my mom’s recipe for stuffed bell peppers, but when I was little I disliked the actual bell pepper.  I distinctly remember eagerly eating the delicious filling and trying to avoid eating that juicy green shell.  Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time and tell my younger self how good […]

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Wild Rice Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Have you ever made something that just really hit the spot to the extent that it was what you wanted to eat everyday until it was gone?  That was me a few weeks ago.  Mr. Fuji went out of town for work and I was working on some new rice recipes, inspired by my recent […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free and Paleo!)

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I think this may be my favorite recipe that came of my cookie cooking binge! Chewy chocolate chip hazelnut…how can you resist?!?  The addition of mini chocolate chips and chopped toasted hazelnuts to my chewy almond cookie base makes a cookie that is slightly thicker, soft, and chewy. The mini chocolate chips give a fantastic […]

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp […]

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Cinnamon Apple Pancake

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My mom came to visit a few weeks ago from southern California.  When she arrived, we met up with my brother and grandmother at The Original Pancake House in Salt Lake City for breakfast.  My mom ordered their popular apple pancake—a large eggy pancake (like a Dutch baby) topped with sautéed Granny Smith apples and […]

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