Avocado and Sauerkraut Open Sandwich

Happy National Back to School Day! I mean, is it already!?    As I grew up in Japan, summer vacation usually ends at the end of August and the first day to go back to school is September 1st or the first Monday in September, so knowing National Back to School Day is in the…

Fruit Carpaccio with Sake Gel Dressing

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? We’re in the middle of summer so we get more opportunities to be the host of home parties or being invited to one. Or just simply enjoy some special boozy food and drinks at home, finally enjoying a pleasant cool breeze coming from the window.  On these…

Yukari Furikake Fries

Today is Thirsty Thursday, the perfect day to enjoy Happy Hour, and tomorrow is Happy Fri-Yay and National Julienne Fries Day, so let’s prepare some yummy fries!    Do you know furikake, a rice seasoning? As I grew up eating rice as the main carbs to stay energetic, furikake and I have such a long…

S’More to be Enjoyed Inside of House

Happy S’more Day! Today I’m making you want to leave your house now and head to camping to enjoy this warm sweet snack in the middle of nature!    Oh well, but my city is surrounded by mountains/bushes, and California’s climate is mostly hot, dry, drought is never-ending concern to people…and no grills I got,…

Ube Latte

August is a very important month in our history.    Yesterday, August 7th, was National Purple Heart Day.  August 6th was a memorial day in Japan for an atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. Tomorrow, August 9th, is another memorial day for us for the second atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. Next Monday, 8/15,…

Tuna Melt Sandwich with unMeat canned (un)tuna

August is National Sandwich Month, so why don’t we enjoy some yummy ingredients stacked on a sandwich in this month!?    As people around the world can’t stop talking about plant based food, some people’s diet has been changed over the years…Impossible burgers? Hot dogs with Beyond Meat Sausages? Because of the blooming plant based…