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Category Archives: Mushrooms

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!

Mushroom “Tosage” Herb Cream Pasta
きのこ ハーブクリームパスタ

Plant-based comfort food at its best! I often use firm tofu and crumble it to make “sausage” with it. Extra Firm Tofu sold at Trader Joe’s is extremely firm and provides a great texture. I would particularly recommend this to first-time tofu eaters, as the texture is similar to that of chicken. The cream sauce […]

“East Meet Midwest” Okonomi-Yaki
もっと?モダン焼き

Okonomi-Yaki is a popular savory pancake in Japan. The most used ingredient is cabbage. Other than that you can basically add anything, but the popular ones are pork and squid. This time king mushroom (cooked with garlic), purple cabbage, and chive went into my Okonomi-Yaki batter. You mix them well. Typically you can start cooking […]

King Roll
キングロールサンド

Doesn’t my King (mushroom) Roll look good? I really love everything about king mushrooms. Its firm texture is so unique and substantial that it can easily take the leading role. I’ve never tried king mushrooms with mayo together, but it was so good. Homemade vegan mayo is really a game changer. First I cut the […]

Tonkotsu-Style V-Ramen
とんこつ風Vラーメン

I grew up eating ramen a lot. It’s so popular in Japan, and when I found out that a lot of Japanese people post ONLY ramen pictures on their Instagram page, I was not surprised. Some of them go out to eat ramen every day, and they don’t run out of new ramen shops to […]

V-Cheesy Quesadilla
Vチーズたっぷりケサディーヤ

Quesadilla! I call it the Mexican king of snack. This quesadilla was ready for a little Friday happy hour because luckily I happened to have this “mozarrella” I had made the day before. The cheese melted perfectly! A beer please. I mean, a Corona, please.

Zha Zha Zhu Zha Jiang Mian
ザーザーズー、ジャージャー麺

This is my take on the traditional Chinese pork noodle dish called Zha Jiang Mian.   My “meat” sauce is made of Shiitake mushroom as a main ingredient. I used dried mushrooms, because they provide intense flavors. This is how the Shiitake looked like when reconstituted and sliced (later it was chopped into small pieces). […]

Morel Galette
あみがさたけガレット

Galette is one of my favorite things to make. I think I like the “free-style” type of crust. I got these beautiful morel mushrooms the other day. Interestingly, there is this pizzeria in our neighborhood which sells pints of morels this time every year. And I never miss the opportunity. I was already loving this […]

Truly Awesome Blue Cheese Burger
凄いヨ!ブルーチーズバーガー

Blue cheese burger has always been one of my husband’s favorite burgers. Remember? I just made plant-based blue cheese using the recipe from this book. Well, there was a reason my husband asked me to make the blue cheese first.   Since I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use tofu or portabella mushrooms for […]

King Cauli Scampi
えりカリスカンピ

One of my Instagram friends (she may not think I’m her “friend” but I feel we’re!) had a picture of her cauliflower scampi, and I thought it was a brilliant idea. And lucky me, I happened to have a head of cauliflower already in my fridge. She kindly told me how she made hers, but […]