Vegan Japanese Curry Rice + 12 Year Blogiversary

*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. Today is my 12th blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for that long!  When I started my […]

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Red Beans & Rice with Avocado

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In addition to pulled pork nachos, another dish I fell in love with while living in Memphis was red beans and rice.  Today I’ve got a quick and easy version for you that would be perfect served as part of your Labor Day eats.  This version includes fresh chunks of California avocado for added pops […]

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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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A Trip to Lundberg Family Farms, A Rice Story

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Rice is an important part of Japanese history and culture and is a staple in the Japanese diet.  In fact, rice is such a central part of the Japanese meal that the word for cooked rice in Japanese, gohan, is the same word for meal.  So when you’re eating breakfast, asagohan, the word translates to mean that […]

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Italian Style Rice & Peas (Risi e Bisi)

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Today I am teaming up with World Market (I’m a World Market ambassador) and The Chew to celebrate all things Italy because of a Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes that they just launched! (Details on how to enter are after the recipe.)  I am sharing one of my favorite Italian dishes—risi e bisi, Italian style rice and […]

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Tuna Avocado Basil (T.A.B.) Onigirazu — Picnicking with bentos

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The Fujilings have traded one addiction for another.  Squirrel and Bug have all but forsaken their love for onigiri and now only have eyes for another—onigirazu.  It’s true, and to be honest, I can’t blame them.

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An Onigiri Primer

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Yesterday I spent part of the day filming another segment for an episode of Studio 5 which airs today.  My segment was all about onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”). (My recipe for Honey Ginger Chicken Soboro Onigiri, which I made in the segment, is posted here!)  Since TV time is short, I only got to make the briefest of […]

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Endive Rice Soup

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I had planned on sharing a recipe for a fabulous endive salad with you as my next OnDiva post, but then this Endive Rice Soup happened, and all thoughts of salad sharing flew out the window, and it’s all because of a virus.  The dreaded “junk” has been traveling through our community this past month. […]

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Lucky Hoppin’ John and Happy New Year!

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あけましておめでとうございます!  Happy New Year!  This morning as I watched hatsuhinode (the first sunrise of the new year) through clouds and softly falling snowflakes, I marveled that another year had passed so quickly.  It seems it was just yesterday that we were welcoming 2012!

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Vegetarian Taco Rice

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I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like.  So when I discovered takoraisu (i.e., “taco rice”), a Japanese twist on the taco, while living in Japan, you can imagine that I was just a little excited to add another favorite to my taco family.  In taco rice, rice takes the place of the taco shell, and […]

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