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Tomorrow is National Toast Day!Â A few weeks ago Little Northern Bakehouse reached out to me about collaborating on a toast project to celebrate National Toast Day.Â Their bread is gluten-free and vegan (woohoo!), a hard combo to come by, so I thought it would be a fun project to work on.Â I decided to make “melon pan toast.”Â Melon pan is a Japanese sweet bread that is covered in a thin crunchy cookie layer.Â It gets its name (melon) from the cross-hatched marks in the cookie topping, giving it the appearance of a melon.Â It doesn’t usually have a fruity, melon flavor.Â Melon pan used to be one of my favorite treats in Japan. [Read Moreâ¦]
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Today is my 12th blogiversary.Â It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for that long!Â When I started my site we were living in Japan and Squirrel was just 7 1/2 weeks old.Â Since then we have lived in California and Utah, Bug was born, we adopted Monkey, we have had countless adventures, and we have been through both good things and hard things.Â IÂ know some of you have been with me since the beginning and others have come in along the way.Â I love you all for being part of my life and helping me want to keep up this little space on the internet.Â Â Thank you!
To celebrate I thought it would be appropriate to share a meal that is a favorite of ours.Â We love Japanese curry rice, a popular dish in Japan made up of a variety of vegetables and meats cooking in a thick curry gravy served over steamed rice.Â I’ve written about this dish before, but didn’t start working on a vegan version until about 4 months ago.Â I actually didn’t have to change very much, but it still took some recipe tweaking to get the right flavors and textures in play.Â I hope you love this plant-based version as much as we do. 650-537-0063