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On Air: Bento Expo Episode 2

On Air: Bento Expo Episode 2

It's time for another episode of Bento Expo. On this episode, I turn a leftover meatloaf into a sandwich bento ...

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Kale and Farro Breakfast Bowl

Kale and Farro Breakfast Bowl

You probably already know that I'm not much of a sweets-for-breakfast kind of guy, which is why I've really been digging savory breakfast bowls lately. With a base of grains ...

Cherry Vanilla Granola

Cherry Vanilla Granola

When I was growing up in the 80's granola was widely considered to be a health food. So much so, that "granola" and words associated with it like "crunchy" have ...

Pappa al Pomodoro

Pappa al Pomodoro

I'm not a big believer in detox diets, but with a particularly festive holiday season behind me, my stomach needs a break from rich food and booze. For some reason, ...

Best of 2016

Best of 2016

At the risk of sounding cliché, I can’t believe how fast this year’s gone by. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older, but it seems like only yesterday I ...

Matcha Pancakes with Kuromitsu

Matcha Pancakes with Kuromitsu

These Matcha Pancakes are not only a festive shade of green, they're loaded with green tea flavor, thanks to the addition of some matcha powder. The recipe is based on ...

On Air: Bento Expo

On Air: Bento Expo

Guess what guys! I'm hosting a 4 part series about Bentos called Bento Expo on NHK World. The first episode is set to air in about 10 minutes, but if ...

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

Add a little sunshine to a dreary winter day with this easy carrot, ginger and turmeric soup. It will not only add a bit of color to your day, the ...

Avocado Crab Fried Rice

Avocado Crab Fried Rice

There are a lot ways to tell whether an avocado is ready to eat or not. One of the most reliable methods I’ve found is to try and pull off ...