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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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

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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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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Aug

18

Fudgy Sweet Potato Truffles

Just…make these. Fudgy Sweet Potato Truffles 1/2 c mashed sweet potatoes* (I used the Japanese variety) 1/2  of a medium avocado (about 1/3 c if diced) 2 T cocoa powder 1 T coconut oil, melted & cooled slightly stevia, to taste, optional – 10 drops for bittersweet 15-20 for a little sweeter Combine all ingredients […]

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Aug

10

Uncool Fudge

Last Sunday, when I made 12 sweet potato truffles and ate all 12 in the space of six hours, also in the middle of writing Tuesday’s giveaway post, I fully intended to post the truffle recipe today. On Monday, being on an unusual dessert kick, I unintentionally developed an avocado fudge recipe – well actually […]

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Jun

22

Creamy Coconut Cacao Pudding

I swear, I was never a pudding person before this year. I remember being totally disgusted by my grandfather’s love of tapioca pudding. Sure those snack pak’s the other kids had in their lunches were kind of cool, but that was all pudding was good for – a lowly substitute for real dessert in a […]

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