Quinoa Fruit Salad

My suitemates and I hosted a potluck party to showcase foods and desserts from our various cultures. I made a sweet Japanese appetizer called inarizushi, which is sushi rice wrapped in tofu skin. My friends made Indonesian Perkedel Kentang (potato patties), Egyptian hummus, Guyanese fried vegetables, Italian chicken parmesan, and more. As a dessert, I …

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Matcha Rosemary Tea

Green tea is a staple in my household, having had it each night alongside my mother’s Japanese cooking. But recently, I’ve been experimenting with rosemary, and I started using it to make teas. So why not combine my two favorite teas? Rosemary is an herb that’s rich in vitamin A, C, folic acid and iron. …

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Matcha Granola Bar

Growing up in a Japanese household, matcha was a staple item. We had it in the form of green tea each night with our dinner. The green tea powder is also used as flavoring in a lot of our pastries such as matcha cookies, cakes, and rice cakes with red bean filling—my fave! With the …

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Cherry Drop Cookies

Invited to a dinner party but have limited time to make a dessert? This recipe is perfect for moments like this! In just 30 minutes, you’ll have delicious cookies all your friends will enjoy! Serving size: 28 cookies Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup and 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour …

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Turmeric Rice Blend

During my visit to Ghana, my host family taught me to use turmeric powder to flavor jasmine rice. I loved the idea so much, I took it and added a few more ingredients! What is turmeric? Turmeric is a plant whose powder is most commonly used to give curry its yellow hue and spice. Commonly …

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