Popeye Sushi Burrito with Garlic Ponzu

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!  Our family always loves an excuse to celebrate and when we’re able to incorporate Star Wars, even better.  Today will be filled with Star Wars references, puns, and general silliness.  Tomorrow is another day to celebrate.  Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s […]

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot Makes approximately 6 servings Recipe Notes: If you can’t find shiitake mushrooms, you can use your favorite mushrooms instead.  For a heartier meal, serve this nabe with steamed rice or noodles. 8 cups water 1 large piece of kombu (about 30 square inches) (optional) 4 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Tofu Steak

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Tofu Steak Makes 4 servings (3.75 ounces each) 15 ounce block extra firm tofu (it is fine if your tofu block is slightly smaller or larger) salt and pepper 2 tablespoons grated or finely minced garlic 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 – 4 tablespoons sesame oil Toppings/garnishes of choice: soy sauce, ponzu, sambal oelek, grated […]

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Onigiri—Squirrel’s Favorite Oyatsu

Today is Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) in Japan, the Japanese Doll Festival , or Girls’ Day, held every year on March 3, the third day of the third month. I love this holiday because it is a day when families pray for and celebrate the happiness and prosperity of their girls. Being the mom of two little […]

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