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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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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Mar

09

Batch Cooking & Weekly Inspiration

Lemons. Prosciutto. Sweet potato skins. Chocolate-covered coconut oranges. These things are rockin’ my world right now. They soon will be rocking yours. In the mean time, my friend came over today and we had a great time batch cooking. Taking a page out of my homie the Primalist’s weekly food prep, here is what we […]

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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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Feb

09

Happy Cabbage

What do you eat when you travel across an ocean? Stress out on two continents? Run around making holiday plans and execute them? Feed a family of hungry skiiers? Host your sister for three weeks? Get the flu? Return to normal life after months of upheaval? Real food. Real, simple food. It’s food like this […]

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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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