Bowl of Kinoko Takikomigohan

Kinoko Takikomigohan: A Forest Feast in a Bowl

Introduction Kinoko Takikomigohan, which translates to “mushroom mixed rice,” is a dish that brings the essence of the forest to the Japanese dining table. Its origins lie in the practice of foraging, a tradition as old as Japan’s mountains and woodlands themselves. This dish holds a special place in my culinary heart, as it reminds

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Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream with Bourbon top view

Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe with Bourbon

In my opinion, you can never go wrong adding alcohol to food or dessert. Alcohol acts like a little flavor dispenser. You know like Pez candy dispensers. Only the little alcohol molecules dispense tiny packets of deliciousness right to your tastebuds. Pow! So when I discovered a few pumpkin ice cream recipes with bourbon, I was

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Warm Farro Salad with Easter Egg Radishes and Broccoli | www.alldayieat.com

Warm Farro Salad with Easter Egg Radishes and Broccoli

When I was a kid, I used to love drinking bright blue Icee’s and eating multicolored Otter Pops. Now that I’m older, I try to stay away from heavily colored foods as they are generally synthetic and not healthy. However, colorful food is appetizing isn’t it? Yes, it is! So, when I was at the

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Warm Farro Salad with Fresh Herbs, Goat Cheese and Dried Cherries | www.alldayieat.com

Delicious Warm Farro Salad with Easter Egg Radishes & Broccoli

Hello friends!! Happy Meatless Monday! To celebrate, I have a super light and herby farro salad to share with you. Are you ready? If not, put your helmet on and  let the farro fall like rain from the sky!! Farro is one of my favorite grains. It’s chewy, filling, and nutritious. If you haven’t been following,

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Simple Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) Soup topview

Delicious Kabocha Soup Recipe | Easy Japanese Pumpkin Soup

I don’t know why but “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” popped into my head when I was thinking about pumpkins. If you don’t remember the song you can listen to and watch it here. According to Wikipedia, the lyrics are total nonsense. I wonder how many times the singer had to practice to get the sounds right!! So while

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Warm Farro Salad with Arugula, Fennel, Olives, and Prosciutto | www.alldayieat.com

Delicious Warm Farro Salad with Arugula and Prosciutto

Do you eat farro? I do. In fact, I’ve been eating so much recently I could have dressed up as a farro grain for Halloween. I should seriously consider switching out that fish for a few farro grains to feed the shark. For real. As you may remember, I went on a healthy eating binge

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Warm Autumn Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Cranberries | www.alldayieat.com

Warm Autumn Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Cranberries

I love hazelnuts. Even more so, I love Nutella. Did you know it takes about 50 hazelnuts to make a 13-ounce jar of Nutella? Remember this when you get picked to play Jeopardy and get this million dollar question correct! This salad probably takes about 10-12 hazelnuts per serving. Depending, of course, on how much chipmunk

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A plate of spaghetti with cacio, parmesan cheese, and parsley.

Ultimate Cacio e Pepe: A Classic Roman Pasta Delight

When I was in Rome last week I finally got to have a taste of Cacio e Pepe in Italy. Cacio e Pepe is a pasta dish with cheese and pepper. It sounds very simple and tastes quite good. If you’ve never had it, think of it as a much lighter version of Alfredo. But with fresh cracked

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