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  • Trader Joe’s Tofu Poke Bowl Vegan Recipe

    March 2, 2021Van

    I make poke bowls once a week and usually use sushi-grade salmon or tuna, but I’ve started to make it with extra firm tofu as well and I was in shock at how popular this dish has become in my household. The cool thing is, you can grab everything you need from Trader Joe’s! My…

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  • Matcha Mochi Waffles Recipe

    February 28, 2021Van

    I love matcha + mochi so these Matcha Mochi Waffles are the perfect treat! The waffles are bouncy, chewy & the matcha flavor is very prominent. I topped it with vanilla ice cream, a sprinkle of matcha powder, blackberries & candied strawberries (recipe here). Sencha Organic Matcha is my current favorite matcha powder, it’s sourced…

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  • Japanese Beef Bowl – Gyudon Recipe

    February 26, 2021Van

    This is a quick and simple meal that my family loves!  It’s a Yoshinoya-style Japanese Beef Bowl (Gyudon) – extra thin shaved beef steak is simmered in a delicious sauce and served over rice.  Trader Joe’s carries packages of shaved beef steak, Asian markets will usually have beef for shabu shabu or you can ask…

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  • Trader Joe’s Mochi Brownies Recipe

    February 21, 2021Van

    If you have few boxes of Trader Joe’s Mochi Cake Mix laying around and want to try something different, these Mochi Brownies are it! Very rich chocolate flavor and the texture is a mix of your standard brownie + chewy mochi. It’s a seasonal item, so head to your local Trader Joe’s to pick it…

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  • Trader Joe’s Tempura Rice Bowl Recipe (Tendon)

    February 18, 2021Van

    This Trader Joe’s Tempura Rice Bowl is a delicious and easy-to-make meal using Trader Joe’s Shrimp Tempura & Vegetable Bird’s Nest (aka Kakiage Tempura). You can find both of these in the freezer isle & they come with tempura dipping sauce. I used a Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Oven to heat them up &…

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  • Edamame and Avocado Salad Recipe

    February 5, 2021Van

    Edamame and Avocado Salad, a unique and delicious salad made with edamame, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and carrots.  It’s dressed in a very simple vinaigrette and topped with furikake seasoning.

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  • Shoyu + Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

    January 27, 2021Van

    Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that Polynesians were making hundreds of years before any outside contact. Traditional Poke is made of cubed raw fish, sea salt, seaweed & crushed kukui nuts – it’s eaten on it’s own as a snack or appetizer.  The evolved version that most people are familiar with, the Poke Bowl…

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  • Teriyaki Spam Musubi Recipe

    January 24, 2021Van

    Spam arrived to to Hawai’i along with all the soldiers and sailors during WWII because of it’s long shelf life. It soon made it’s way into the hands of the locals and in the early 80’s, Barbara Funamura – a Japanese-American woman from Hawaii, invented Spam Musubi. It combines two local favorites, Spam and Rice…

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  • Fluffy & Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

    January 21, 2021Van

    This is a family favorite, fluffy and creamy Egg Salad Sandwiches! I mix the egg yolks and mayo in a stand mixer and it gets really fluffy and smooth. I love that I can customize everyone’s sandwiches with their favorite seasoning, I sprinkle mine with a little bit of togarashi and furikake. Trader Joe’s Everything…

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  • Trader Joe’s Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

    January 18, 2021Van

    Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl, made with all ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Normally poke is made with raw sashimi grade tuna, but Trader Joe’s Sesame Crusted Smoked Ahi Tuna is a wonderful substitute, the only downside is it comes in slices like lox, so you can’t cut the tuna into cubes like you normally would…

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