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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Sep

29

One Minute Recipes: Ockham’s Guac

With quality ingredients, simple food is pure magic. I was scrounging for breakfast one day and I had ripe avocados, pink salt, and lime. That’s all you need for a good guacamole. Ockham’s Guacamole 2 medium avocadoes, ripe pink sea salt, to taste juice of half a lime Take out the avocado pits, scoop out […]

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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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May

03

Double Chocolate Shake Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love a good shake? Be it a frozen treat, pickup line, dance move, or a really good throttle of your shampoo bottle to get the last bit of lather – I love shakes. Give me a chocolate milkshake and we’ll be friends for life. This recipe has been kid-tested, friend-approved. And my friends […]

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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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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

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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Nov

09

How to Bake Apples

Have you signed up for the whole foods yaki imo giveaway yet? Win a customized box of whole foods goodness from Japan! Check it out here. At the end of the day, simple food tastes best. These baked apples convey the essence of fall, the warmth of a family hearth, and they take about 3 […]

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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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