Jackfruit Carnitas Fresh Spring Rolls

Hello friends!  Ok, so remember that recipe for Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas I posted a few days ago?  In the post I told you about a few ways to use the carnitas, but I thought I would pop in and show you one of the things we made last week with ours—jackfruit carnitas fresh spring […]

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Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas

I love my Instant Pot.  My mom gave it to me for Christmas two years ago, but it took me a couple of months to finally use it.  I had wanted one for a long time, but when it got down to it, I found it a bit intimidating.  I finally got on YouTube and […]

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Apple Oat Bars

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About 8 months ago I started craving an apple oat bar.  This was weird because I don’t know if I had ever had anything like what I was actually craving.  What I wanted was something that wasn’t like a granola bar…something a bit cake-ier, but not like cake.  I wanted something that wasn’t overly sweet, […]

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Air-Fried Charred Shishito Peppers + Power AirFryer XL Review

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Post in partnership with Tristar Products Inc. I had never heard of shishito peppers, let alone taste one, until we moved to Japan for the first time in 2002.  Since then I have been making up for lost time, eating them whenever I can get my hands on them.  My favorite way to eat them […]

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Vegan Nikujaga (Japanese Meat & Potatoes)

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Nikujaga (“nee-koo-jyah-gah”) is a classic Japanese comfort food, something that every household makes a bit differently so that everyone craves the way their mom makes it.  Nikujaga literally translates to mean “meat-potato” or meat and potatoes.  It’s a dish of meat and potatoes cooked in a sweetened soy sauce.  Variations abound.  Beef is generally used, […]

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Almond Butter Turmeric Dressing (a Trader Joe’s Copycat)

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The people have spoken.  This is a recipe I worked on for myself, but after posting a picture of it on a salad on Instagram I got so many DMs from people asking if I was going to post it that I figured it would be cruel not to share.  Trader Joe’s has some dressings […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Onigiri Burrito + How To Bento It

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Have you had a sushi burrito (sushirrito) before?  I’ve been seen them pop up on menus more and more over the past few years.  I love them.  I think they’re fun!  An on-the-go sushi roll makes sense.  The other day I decided to whip one up, but was out of rice vinegar, so couldn’t make […]

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Cashew Butter Veggie Pasta

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Cashew Butter Veggie Pasta—a quick and easy meal that is helping me survive insanity.  Life with a 10-year-old, an 8-year-old, and a 5-month-old and a husband needing to travel a lot for work would be crazy enough on its own, but add in living out of boxes and commuting while we build a house?  Now that […]

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Vegan Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

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Life with a newborn isn’t what I was remembering/expecting . . . it’s actually so much easier.  Maybe it’s that I know what to expect and my other children are older? Maybe it’s that I’m not exhausted from nine months of pregnancy and having to recover from another c-section?  Or maybe it’s just that our […]

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Simmered Daikon Radish

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Happy 2017 my friends!  I have been taking a much needed break to focus on our sweet new baby girl and moving.  We sold our previous home and finished moving out the week before last and are now temporarily living with my in-laws while our new home is being built. (Squeeeeee!!!!!)  Talk about starting the […]

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