japanese

Rice bloghop: Umeboshi Shiitake Sesame Onigiri

September 7, 2011
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Hello dear friends! I took a mini-vacation last weekend to go visit my bff Annush who celebrated her 26th birthday on Sunday [Happy Birthday, Princess!] and I thought I had my #ricelove post covered since I had saved and scheduled it to go live on Saturday at 12pm. Saturday afternoon I go check: it wasn’t published. Draft […]

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Veggie Quinoa

August 27, 2011
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My favorite client and friend finally got her juicer and asked me to make her clean meals to go with her daily homemade juices. If you follow her on Twitter you’ll see that she’s a lovely lady with great taste who loves Asian culture In her email she requested no cilantro or avocado [forgive her, she doesn’t know what […]

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Bento Cuteness Roundup!

July 2, 2011
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Bentos are so cute we couldn’t resist trying making our own. As you can read in this post, a bento twitter conversation became a fun challenge between friends and here are the results: Jenni was the one who inspired this bento challenge, and I guess she really loves bentos because she made 4 different versions! The dipping […]

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Cucumber Wakame Salad.

May 26, 2011
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Wakame is a pantry staple in my house, I use it at least once a week in miso soup and in this refreshing salad. Wakame is an edible seaweed high in a variety of vitamins including vitamins A, C, E, and K, it’s a good source of minerals such as iron, calcium, and iodine. More […]

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Matcha sablés.

April 26, 2011

Sablés are french shortbread cookies. The word “sable” in French means sand, which refers to the delicate crumbly texture of these cookies. Growing up with Japanese parents, green tea was [is] always around at home. Mom likes genmaicha which is green tea with toasted brown rice. It has a nice flavor that always reminds me […]

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Meatless Monday with a Japanese twist.

October 25, 2010

My inner vegetarian loves Meatless Mondays. This week I wanted to try a stir-fry dish using konnyaku. Growing up in a mixed environment, our weekly menu was half japanese/half dominican. I loved going to my grandma’s because she always had fresh homemade tofu, mochi and konnyaku. She used to slice it like sashimi and we would […]

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