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Category Archives: Beans/Lentils

Broccoli Risotto with Mini Bok Choy and Lentils

I don’t know why, but any dish that looks green makes me smile. I guess it’s a happy color for me. These mini bok choy was from a local Asian grocery store. It was so fresh, cheap, and delicious! Broccoli risotto was accented with a little white miso that gave some richness to the flavor. […]

Potato Chickpea Curry with Roti

I like Indian food, especially curry. If I had to choose one country’s food to eat for the rest of my life (besides Japan’s), it may have to be Indian food. This smells so good. So does the whole kitchen! Actually, the main reason I made curry was I needed something that would go well […]

Taco Rice Plate

I happened to have all the right ingredients for tacos except for tortillas, so I decided to make taco rice. My taco tofu meat turned out great! I think I’m getting better and better at this. I made two kinds of sauce: avocado scallion and cheese. Got some toppings ready too. Taco rice was served […]

Home Alone Spaghetti

When I go grocery shopping, I’m pretty good at sticking with my list. But there are a few items that I impulsively purchase. Well, okra is one of them. It’s hard to find fresh okra at grocery stores, and when I found these beautiful ones at the farmers market this morning, I had to have […]

A.T. Natto Kimchi Pasta

One of the interesting things in the culinary world is that stinky things can be absolutely delicious. One example may be blue cheese. In order to appreciate those foods, you have to have an A.T. (acquired taste). Well, you need plenty to really enjoy this pasta. Although a lot of secrets about the Japanese cuisine […]

Happy Father’s Day

Our family got together at my brother-in-law’s house for the father’s day celebration today. Since my brother-in-law was cooking burgers and hot dogs, the rest of the members brought side dishes. These are the things I brought… Lemony Garbanzo Farro Salad. Veggies. As usual. I’ve learned that people (well, at least our family) eat more […]

T’s White Bean Soup

I like bean soup, but this white bean soup is my husband’s absolute favorite. We haven’t had it for a while, so when I received a formal request, I was happy to make it. I usually don’t add too much to my white bean soup, but this time I had this idea of putting a […]

Ogura Toast Flight

Ogura toast is a popular breakfast dish particularly in the area where I grew up. Many cafes called “kissa-ten” which is an old-styled coffee shop serve breakfast (for free!) if you order a cup of coffee during the “morning” hour, and if you’re lucky, you may get ogura toast. This time I decided to use […]

KYOTO Cinnamon Rolls

Any type of homemade rolls make an awesome weekend breakfast in my opinion. Cinnamon is always a good idea. This time I added homemade sweet red beans. My roll does not form perfectly, but that’s okay. A little imperfection is a charm in any homemade baked goods, right? When they were out of the oven, […]

Miyabi Scones

Scone is usually not my favorite baked goods to pick up from bakeries. They look and sound cool, but often times I get disappointed by its dryness. So I got very excited, because these scones turned out to be not only tasty but also nicely moist inside. This is something I’ve been somewhat obsessed about […]