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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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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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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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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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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Mar

26

Easter NOMS!

My mom and younger brother are visiting for the next few weeks, so I’m sure I’ll have some adventures to share quite soon.  In lieu of a traditional Easter Dinner, we’ll be traveling around Tokyo & Kyoto checking out cherry blossoms. In case you need a few meal ideas, here are some recipes I’d serve […]

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Mar

23

Chocolate Covered Coconut Orange Slices

I wanted to come up with a fancy name for these, but then I figured it would just be better to tell you like it is, even if the name is long. My friend asked me how I came up with this dessert idea, and I told her the following. I had recieved an orange […]

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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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Feb

20

Angel Hair Mushrooms

If you can get enoki mushrooms in your area, these make a great side dish. While my sister was visiting, we had them as a bed for lamb chops in coconut sauce, a stuffing for nori rolls, a topping for soup, and on their own. Mary came up with the name – Angel Hair Mushrooms. Delicate, crunchy, […]

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