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California Avocado Brown Rice Congee

This is the time of year when someone in my family is almost guaranteed to have a cold, or some other lovely virus that one of the kids brought home from school to share with the rest of the family. That is when I pull out comfort foods that not only feed the soul, but the body as well. Congee is one of those meals. Congee is a rice porridge that is made in many Asian countries and is a popular...

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California Avocado Nori Roll

Afternoon snacks are one of the keys to avoiding the afternoon “grumpies” for my kids (and to be honest, for me too). I am always trying to come up with new ideas to keep things fun. (Snack boredom is not my kids’ idea of fun.) One of the things they love been loving lately is making what we call “nori rolls.” Nori rolls are made by cutting small squares of nori...

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Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites Recipe

When my kids come home from school they are always anxious for a snack. Inevitably when I give a list of options my youngest will say, “Is there anything else?” She is currently my picky eater and is very opinionated about how she wants her food. I was making some snack bites recently when she wandered into the kitchen to see what I was up to. She peered curiously into the bowl of...

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Veggie Yakisoba with California Avocado

Summer in Japan can be pretty brutal—hot and extremely humid. Despite the feeling of being smothered in a heavy wet blanket every time you go outside, I still love summers in Japan. One of the reasons is because of the matsuri, summer festivals that are full of music, dancing, and of course, food. Food stalls are set up in long rows and offer everything from grilled fish on sticks to...

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