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Apple Raspberry Crisp

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One of the reasons that I love fall is that it is apple season and I love apples.  I’ve been wishing for a bite of a Japanese apple (a little over a year ago I was in Japan experiencing the famous apples of the Aomori region), so decided that a good apple dessert would have to […]

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Hummus Herb Dressing

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I thought that Monkey loved salad.  But I was wrong.  Monkey only loves salad when it’s dressed in my hummus herb dressing.  So really, I guess the more accurate statement is that Monkey loves hummus herb dressing.  I started making hummus dressing last year by combining hummus, ume plum vinegar, and water together.  Then, about […]

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Not Butter Chicken Curry

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We have a deep-rooted love for Indian food in our family.  In fact, it was my last meal when I was in labor with Squirrel before she was born and my last meal the night before Bug was born.  One of our favorites is butter chicken, but since I don’t eat chicken anymore, it’s been […]

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Chocolate Truffle Pie with Triple Berry Sauce

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Happy Friday Pie Day my friends! (And how is it possible that it is already September?!?)  I am both loving and hating having my older girls back in school.  I love it because it lends a bit more structure to our days and gives them more opportunities to see friends, but I hate it because […]

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Vegan Japanese Potato Salad

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Potato salad is a classic summer food in my mind.  It goes so perfectly with other picnic foods or foods that you might cook on the grill.  My FAVORITE style of potato salad is Japanese potato salad, which I’ve written about before.  

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Chickpea Salad Wraps

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Post brought to you by BFree Foods. I recently went out to lunch with a friend and had a delicious chickpea salad (like a chicken salad) and have been craving it ever since.  So when I received a box of goodies from BFree Foods to try out, I decided it was the perfect excuse to […]

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Vegan Japanese-Style Mayonnaise (Hemp or Cashew . . . You Pick!)

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I have praised the virtues of Japanese mayonnaise before, and Kewpie mayonnaise (a Japanese brand) has been gaining a cult following in the US over recent years.  What makes Japanese mayo unique?  It is super creamy, slightly sweeter than American mayo, uses only egg yolks instead of whole eggs, uses rice vinegar instead of lemon […]

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Instant Pot Ratatouille and a Vegan French Feast

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During the summer of 1998 I was in Rome when France beat Italy in the final game of the FIFA World Cup.  Europe is a super fun place to be during the World Cup, with large screens and chairs set up in town squares, and lots of excitement in general (even if you happen to […]

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Shiso Goma Shio Onigiri (Shiso and Sesame Salt Rice Balls)

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Onigiri (Japanese rice balls) are a constant on our weekly menus in the Fuji household.  Whether they are for lunch or a snack, we eat them at least once a week.  But if you’ve been reading La Fuji Mama for very long, you already know that!  I am going to start sharing a new onigiri […]

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King Satay with Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce from Wicked Healthy

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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. *Post brought to you by Grand Central Life & Style. I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation for the release of the […]

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