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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Jun

23

Coconut Yogurt

People – dairy-free tart frozen yogurt is BACK! And I’m so grateful. My fantastic friend Katie has brought us another one of her genius recipes. Originally an awesome contributor to the Blueberry Pudding Cake recipe, Katie has taken kitchen experimentation to a new level and brought us an easy method for making yogurt from coconut […]

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May
08

Wednesday Leftovers: Chocolate Pumpkin Shake

I had some leftovers from my Double Chocolate Shake Ice Cream AND 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soft Cream, so when my friend came over I mixed her up a shake. I later dropped the blender, twice, spattering my floor and computer with chocolate goo. The blender is now cracked and leaking, and I’m stuck trying to […]

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Apr

05

Sweet Potato Soft Cream

I’m wrapping up two weeks of hosting my mother and youngest brother on their first ever overseas trip. Like me, Japan was the first foreign country they have ever traveled too. I’ve been chef, tour guide, laundry maid, pseudo-translator, allergy-friendly checker, plan-maker, and general battleaxe, as Fred Mertz would say. We’ve been touring for a […]

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Feb

27

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

There is nothing so gratifying and uplifting as being shown that you are loved. For both of my grandmothers, providing a meal was their way of showing how much they cared about us. This tradition of showing love through cooking has passed down to me. When I cook for you, I want to feed you, […]

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Feb

23

No Cook Chocolate Pudding

I’ve come to the conclusion that people like your blog more when there is dessert. This is slightly sad for someone who spends most of their time avoiding sugar and whose normal dessert is half a roasted sweet potato. BUT, once a week I enjoy some chocolate pudding. Three ingredients, no fuss, pure, velvety, smooth […]

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Nov

30

Lamb with Coconut Sauce

My desire to travel first came from books. I was always a reader and explored the world through print. During my teens, I traveled a little bit, but I made up for the gap between my travel desires and realities of time and space by cooking dishes from different cuisines: Nepalese curries, popular Indian dishes, […]

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Oct

31

Happy Halloween 2012: Pumpkin Sundaes

I hope you have a fun Halloween full of laughs and thrills. We had a great Halloween party with our International Club at school, where I debuted my homemade costume as a Spelling Bee. Tonight I’ll enjoy a special treat: This is my sweet potato soft cream in a roasted kabocha shell, drizzled with coconut […]

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Oct

12

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soft Cream

Fridays are sometimes tough teaching days for me. Even on the good days, they require almost double the energy for the rest of the week. So today I woke up and decided to write #100 awesome things about today, turning it into a good day just by virtue of my focus on good things in […]

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Sep

21

Snak Pack Smackdown

Friends, I am in need of a mea culpa. I’m going to do my best and go for brevity. I sent people junk food. Packaged, junk food. It may be from Japan, and it may be super cute, but this was the final wake up call. I like to send care packages, and Japan is […]

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