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Category Archives: Noodles/Pasta

Macaroni and Gravy
マカロニ・アンド・グレイビー

I hope you are not tired of seeing all my leftover makeover dishes from Thanksgiving. What can I say? I did make too much food, although I tried not to. It’s never easy to make food just for two people. This macaroni and mushroom walnut gravy turned out great! I even added cranberry sauce (and […]

Black Sesame Noodles
黒胡麻麺

Black food is cool, and they typically taste good. I love sesame, and this noodle dish is full of black sesame flavors. So good!! I also added onion, king mushrooms, and Renkon lotus root slices. The lotus slices are so unique and pretty.

Curry Udon with Mushrooms
きのこ入りカレーうどん

Udon noodles in curry soup with sautéed mushrooms. Thick chewy Udon noodles always go so well with rich curry soup! So good. A picture from this foggy morning.

Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu and Tempeh
タイココナッツカレー麺

I just chatted with a neighbor in the elevator. It’s crazy that we get excited about the upcoming temperature of 40F degrees. She is right though, about Minnesotans getting soon excited about 20F degrees! Seriously, I think we can officially call us survivors.

Mushroom Soba Soup
きのこあんかけ蕎麦

I eat soba noodles all year round. But this time of the year I like them in hot soup. This mushroom soba soup was fantastic. It’s not only tasty but also warms my body (and soul!) so well. I’m the only one who does this around here, but it’s a habit. This is the Japanese […]

Yakisoba Fried Noodles with Tofu, Chinese Chives, and Sprouts
にら玉豆もやし焼きそば

Yakisoba time! Chinese chives from the local farmers market. Mung bean sprouts also from the farmers market. I didn’t cook much even when I was old enough, because I always lived with my mother and she was a fantastic cook. But yakisoba was probably one of the dishes I would make myself as a teen […]

Eggplant Walnut Pasta
茄子と胡桃のパスタ

I’ve said this many times, but eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I’m a happy girl when eggplant, tomato sauce, and pasta are put together. I even made pasta myself. Homemade pasta is the BEST! Completed with nutty parm. Yum!!

Mac and Cheese with V-Beef and Broccoli
マカロニ&チーズ甘辛Vビーフブロッコリーのせ

Believe it or not, mac and cheese was never a popular dish at our house when we were still eating cheese. Why did I make it then? Well, when you luckily end up with the most delicious vegan cheddar cheese, you want to make something to showcase the cheese. So here it is! Creamy cheesy […]

Cheesy Natto Udon
Vチーズたっぷり納豆うどん

The thick chewy Udon noodles go so well with sticky Natto beans. Typically I will just drizzle soy sauce over this, but this time I decided to try something new. I drizzled olive oil as well as slightly sweetened soy sauce and then sprinkled my vegan nutty Parm generously. This was a beautiful kind of […]

Mapo Eggplant Zucchini Noodles
麻婆茄子ズッキーニ麺

I love variety of vegetables, but I do have favorites. Eggplant is one of the vegetables that I really enjoy, and whenever I see a dish made with eggplant on a restaurant menu, I almost always order it. (Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen very often. Apparently not many restaurants serve eggplant dishes…) I was lucky to […]