May

05

Gluten-Free & Paleo-ish in Japan

Just about a year ago, my mom and brother visited me in Japan. We had a wonderful time traveling, but I was a little worried about food. I wasn’t sure how adventurous they would be, as it was their first international trip. But I was super proud of how flexible they were and how willing […]

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Apr

08

One Minute Recipes: Coconut Chia Latte

I used to work in a bakery and nanny for twin toddlers, and I thought that I had to rely on caffeine rather than energy-dense foods to keep going (except #5). Also, there was an espresso machine at the bakery and the iced lattes were free, which might have more to do with it than […]

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Jan

29

Surprise! It’s GMO

This was just originally going to be an Eat This, Not That! GMO short-list for my family and I, but then I thought, why not share it with you all? For the complete list, please check out this incredible, original blog post, courtesy of Eat, Local, Grown, which lists the company, their products, and how […]

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Dec

06

Holiday Cheer Chocolate Bark

I made this up on the fly and I am pretty sure it will take you longer to read this post than to make it. In fact, it was so on the fly that I didn’t take note of the amount of unsweetened chocolate I used and just spent the past 5 minutes picking through […]

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Nov

29

Giving Thanks

From The Native American Rights Fund, a beautiful Thanksgiving Address: November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.  It’s also an opportunity to highlight the important contributions of Native peoples […]

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Nov

25

Katricialicious-Style Turkey

Imagine you were asked to help teach 20 or so eager Japanese people how to make Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine all was going well, despite the fact that you had to make pumpkin puree out of kabocha, the only available pie pans were 5 inches in diameter, and a bunch of zealous women wanted to shape […]

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Oct

22

Ghost Pops (or Sunbutter Drops)

Naming these bad boys was a greater challenge than making them. My sister gave me a hand, with her customary hilarity: “Sunbutter balls does not sound good. Any other ideas?” “…All I am thinking of are not helpful names….Spooky balls. Holding in my laughter” (Which for her is a considerable feat). “Balls in general is […]

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Oct

15

Good Eats: Enoshima Edition

It took a recycled iPhone and an inspiring visit from my brother to get this post going. I can now share with you all the crazy stuff I eat in Japan. And I eat some weird food. It’s fantastic! I’ve discovered my inner adventurous eater, and its’ super exciting! I’m going to throw in a […]

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Sep

29

One Minute Recipes: Ockham’s Guac

With quality ingredients, simple food is pure magic. I was scrounging for breakfast one day and I had ripe avocados, pink salt, and lime. That’s all you need for a good guacamole. Ockham’s Guacamole 2 medium avocadoes, ripe pink sea salt, to taste juice of half a lime Take out the avocado pits, scoop out […]

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Sep

06

Packer Skillet

For weeknight dinners, my mom would mix peas & corn and call them “Packer vegetables”. Peas are a legume and corn is a grain, but that isn’t Mom’s fault. Know better, do better – and anyone who fed 4 (then 5) ravenous children every day for 28 odd years (and counting) is immune to fault […]

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