Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

I got really into origami in elementary school, after we read Sadako and the Thousand Cranes. For a while I was known for folding paper cranes out of pretty much any paper I could get my hands on. After birthdays, or Christmas, my mom would save all the used wrapping paper – we all learned

Greens, Eggs, and Ham

When I was in third grade, my school spoke with my parents, and made the decision to take me out of class for an hour everyday, to go to speech therapy. I thought I was perfectly fine and saw absolutely no reason for this injustice, but it seems I had a rather strong lisp. And

Sakura kazari sushi

Round, and round, and round… We watched the man run his endless laps, anxiously waiting for him to leave. When we were finally alone in the park, Son turned to me – “do I have to get down on my knee?” I laughed and told him yes, but just as he was about to scoot

Dragonfruit Mochi Doughnuts

Have you ever been disappointed by the pink doughnut? It’s all razzle dazzle – beautiful colors, but no substance. A promise of excitement, but… the plainest of flavors. Well… that ends today. THE PINK DOUGHNUT DESERVES TO BE MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE! Popularized by The Simpsons, the pink doughnut is a classic. But

Home Fries

Whenever my grandparents visited, we would all go to Coco’s. No matter the time of day, I would order pancakes – the kind that they plate to look like Mickey Mouse – with bacon, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. I’ve always really loved breakfast foods. On these outings, we always joked that my dad was

Italian Flag Kazari Sushi

He gave me a ring for my birthday, the year he asked me out. “It’s not an engagement ring,” he insisted. “It’s just a ring.” It may not have been intended as an engagement ring, but it was more than “just” a ring. A plain silver band, with “AlliSon” and the date of our anniversary

Bagel with smoked salmon

Some of you have told me that I’m such an interesting person, which is so sweet but also so funny to me because up until recently, I would have told you I’m not interesting at all. I have no good stories. There’s nothing in my life worth talking about. And I 100% believed that. I

Blueberry Miso Crumb Cake

We had a couple of questions about miso paste in the last video’s comments, so I thought I’d do a little overview for you on what miso is, and the different types of miso. Miso is fermented soybean paste. It’s used in a lot of Japanese cooking – if you’ve ever had Japanese food before,

Miso Maple Carrots

For the last couple of years before he passed away, my dad was paralyzed from the waist down and almost entirely bedridden. We all knew his time was limited, so we started doing Sunday dinners with him every week. At the time, my now sister-in-law was fully vegan, so it became a fun project for