gluten-free

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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Baked Granola Oatmeal Cups, Happy New School Year!

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*Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Acorn Influence to support Sprouts Farmers Market Box Top Giveaway! Happy New School Year! Tonight is Back-to-School Night at our school and the first day of school is next Tuesday (August 16th). I know that the New Year for most of the world starts on January 1st, but […]

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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last year I worked on a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that were gluten-free and Paleo.  After many rounds of cooking and tweaking, I finally had a cookie that I loved and so did my family.  I said that it was probably my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Earlier this year I decided to take […]

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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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Fruity California Avocado Rice Cakes

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The arrival of spring always signals to me the start of California avocado season. I’m excited to be working with California Avocados again this year and am kicking off the season with a recipe for Fruity California Avocado Rice Cakes! If you are gluten-free or just looking for a change, this is a crunchy twist […]

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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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