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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Nov

05

Yaki Imo Podcast Debut + Sweet Potato Nutella & a GIVEAWAY!

I know, I know. There are a lot of things going on in that title. But there are a lot of things going on, and I just can’t contain the excitement! First, I recorded a podcast all about the best food in the world, sweet potatoes, with my friends Rachael & Allison of the Miso […]

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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

21

I Love Links! Halloween Edition

I’m really into the holidays this year, and I’m not sure why. Maybe last year, my first year in Japan, I didn’t let myself get so excited for fear of becoming homesick. Also, I didn’t have a blog during Halloween of last year, and I wasn’t on Pinterest! So maybe the internet world is influencing […]

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Sep

20

Sweet Potato Soft Cream at La Fuji Mama!

Now you can find the sweet potato soft cream recipe on my site, click here for the post! Hi friends!   After two months of tasting and testing (oh woe is me, I know), I’ve finally shared my version of Japanese soft-cream over at La Fuji Mama’s site. Rachael and I met in Japan a few […]

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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

16

More mistakes, lessons from caffeinated fudge, and improvements on the way!

I’m so sorry about the past few days. If you visited this past week and it looked like the blog disappeared – I apologize profoundly. I took the plunge, tried to do some self-hosted technical business, and managed to create a few roadblocks for myself. I slogged through it, stuck it out, and it wasn’t […]

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Jul

16

Sweet Potatoes Can Save the World

My friend calls me a yaki imo (roasted sweet potato) addict. He told students that I teach that I have “yaki-imomania”. It isn’t far from the truth. I’m crazy about them! They are sweet, carby, filling, satisfying, and nourishing – the ultimate healthy comfort food. They give me an extra burst of energy and mollify […]

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Apr

14

Homework: 5 Fabulous Things

I’m doing my homework! Assigned by Tracy & Joy from Homefries’ Joy the Baker podcast, here are 5 things I am loving at the moment. 1. My workout shoes. Japan has so many crazy colors! 2. Homemade laundry soap from Apartment Therapy. 3. Purple sweet potatoes. Sometimes stuffed with kabocha squash with coconut milk. Brekkie! […]

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