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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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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Nov

16

Beef Curry Stew

When it comes to food, the internet lacks in conveying one key thing: smell. The smell of Japanese curry is enough to bring me to my knees. Even though I know regular Japanese curry is full of dangerous things like wheat & sugar, I am always drawn to the smell of a hot bowl of […]

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Nov

04

Lazy Sunday Mornings: Roasted Vegetable Salad

Let’s talk about Lazy Sunday Mornings. They are essential. Weekends should be relaxing, restorative, and reinvigorating. On Saturday mornings I like to get things done: workouts, school club activities, farmers markets, errands, cleaning, and the like. But Sunday mornings are all about enjoying the moment. Sunday mornings are for hanging out in your super soft […]

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Oct

26

Crockpot Magic

I’m not a recipe developer. If I had endless time and an army to feed (also known as living with my immediate family again), then I could spend weeks creating the same recipe and tweaking it to my needs. The reality is that I live alone and I have a day job. So I only […]

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Sep

07

Fast, Easy, Indian Summer Meal Ideas

Hi friends! I really hope Indian Summer is PC, because I’ve always liked that term. To me it speaks of the golden days of September, where summer’s warmth still lingers but also holds the promise of the comforts of fall. It reminds me of picking wildflowers at my grandparents’ house and coming home from the […]

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