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Category Archives: Bread

Tropical Smashed Meatball Sandwich
トロピカル崩し肉団子サンド

Even in Minnesota it is getting warm, and now I think it is okay to enjoy food that brings a tropical mood. Last weekend my husband and I were planning to have a dinner outside on the patio with our neighbor friend, and I thought it would be fun to have a casual sandwich dinner. […]

Pear Arugula Sandwich
洋ナシとルッコラのサンドイッチ

American sandwiches tend to be “saucy” (or/and “cheesy”), and don’t get me wrong, I like those. But once in a while I get craving for more “dry” type of sandwich, which I grew up with in Japan. They also remind me of some sandwiches my friends from France used to often make. I don’t buy […]

Kiwi Ginger Jam on Bagel
キウイジンジャージャムのせベーグル

I was in a mood for kiwi fruit, but the smallest package I could find was 2 lb. So you will see kiwi a lot in the next several posts. First, I made kiwi ginger jam. Loved the flavor combination. I enjoyed it on my bagel for breakfast. A hearty bagel, thick spread of butter, […]

Mom’s Apple Bread
ママのアップルパン

I had a few apples sitting on our kitchen counter. I was staring at them for a while, and then the idea hit me. I wanted to eat the apple bread that my mom used to make when I was growing up. I emailed and asked my mother to send me the recipe, and I […]

Ube Bagel Sandwich
紫芋バターサンド

There are a few food-related magic words that never fail to grab my attention. One is “Adzuki” or “red beans,” and another is “Ube” or “purple potato.” I just love everything about purple potatoes, from the color to the taste. A bagel, a thick spread of homemade vegan butter, creamy purple potato paste, and a […]

Satsuma Toast
さつまトースト

This is what I was dreaming of for a while!! Finally I got to make and taste it. Satsuma potato is a Japanese sweet potato, and one of my favorite potatoes in the world! It has the perfect sweetness and texture. It doesn’t get mushy or soggy at all when cooked. I used to cook […]

Portobello Gorgonzola Crostini
きのこステーキとブルーチーズのオープンサンド

A perfect lunch! I had Portobello mushrooms to make steak, fresh arugula, homemade vegan gorgonzola, and homemade crusty bread. You can also see some tomato slices on the bread as well. They were served with balsamic reduction glaze. Super yum!

Broccoli Cheddar K-Soup
ブロッコリーチェダーKスープ

I love soup. I though I tried almost every kind of popular soup. But then I realized that I had never had broccoli cheddar soup. At a restaurant or at home. Never! Since I had this awesome homemade vegan cheddar cheese in the fridge, I decided to go for it. I did a little research […]

Mini Cheeseburger On A Stick
ミニチーズバーガー串

Well we live in Minnesota, and their state fair is famous for serving a lot of food on a stick. So why not putting the most popular American food on a stick? My homemade cheddar cheese , Makes beautiful slices. Is it just me? But anything tastes better when on a stick! What you see […]

Potato Chickpea Curry with Roti
じゃがひよこ豆カレーとロティ

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 […]