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Category Archives: Potatoes/Squash

Pickled Kabocha
かぼちゃピクルス

I love pickles. When I thought I had tried every kind of pickles, I found something new! Well, it was technically called “tsuke-mono,” Japanese style pickles. When I saw Kabocha Tsukemono in Kyoto, Japan, I had to try it. It was pleasantly crunchy, and the combination of sweetness, saltiness, and tartness was perfect. My pickled […]

V-Meat Cheese Croquette
チーズVミートコロッケ

Another leftover makeover. Yes, these were made with leftover mashed potatoes. I’m surprised by how many dishes you can make out of mashed potatoes! If you make croquettes from scratch, it does take some time, but when you already have mashed potatoes, the process is so quick and easy. The Panko bread crumbs make them […]

Potato Mochi Dango
みたらし風じゃが団子

I loved the potato Mochi cakes that I made a few days ago so much that I made them again. This time I made them smaller. Beautiful color! I hope you can tell how crispy they are outside. They were skewered like the snack called “Mitarashi” mochi balls which are a popular Japanese snack. They […]

Potato Mochi Cakes
じゃがいももち

I tried not to make too much food for Thanksgiving dinner. But I did end up with a lot of mashed potatoes (and a few other things). Here is my leftover makeover project 1. It’s called potato mochi cakes. A Japanese snack. These are super easy to make and so tasty! The Teriyaki glazed cakes […]

2019 Thanksgiving Dinner
2019年感謝祭

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the main dish of this year. Mushroom stuffed vegan roast. Isn’t it beautiful? This homemade roast was so good!! (so much better than store-bought ones.) Glazed Satsuma sweet potatoes with black sesames. Sauteed broccolini with crushed red pepper. Corn bread. Kale persimmon salad. Salad is traditionally a part of Thanksgiving dinner, […]

Curried Kabocha Risotto with Maitake Mushrooms
カレーかぼちゃリゾット、舞茸のせ。

I’ve never paid much attention to Kabocha. But since I started the plant-based diet, it quickly became one of my favorite things, especially this time of the year! Luckily, it has become much easier to find Kabocha in the U.S. the past few years. Love it’s taste, texture, color, well, everything! I scraped the “meat” […]

Sweet Potato Mont Blanc Cake
スイートポテトモンブラン

Mont Blanc is a mountain to most people. But in Japan when people hear “Mont Blanc,” it could also mean a cake! Mont Blanc cake is traditionally made with chestnut cream. This time I decided to use sweet potatoes because I happened to have some and the color was beautiful. I did decorate the came […]

Breakfast Wrap
朝食ラップ

I don’t know why I don’t make wraps more often. They are easy to make and easy to eat! Probably one of the best hand-held food you can have while driving. Well, I didn’t need to go anywhere, but these were still so good. I wrapped all my breakfast favorites, like scrambled tofu, roasted potatoes, […]

Curried Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Vカレーシェパーズ・パイ

I don’t make this dish too often, but when I have left-over mashed potatoes, this does appear on our dinner table. I used my vegan meatballs and crumbled them into small pieces to add to the stew. Turned out great. It’s a good hearty dish.

Kabocha Tacos
かぼちゃタコス

I love Kabocha squash, and one of my favorite ways to prepare is to cook it in sweet soy sauce-based broth. You can enjoy it as it is, but I also like to use it for other dishes. These Kabocha tacos were fantastic! On the tortillas you’ll find sweet Kabocha squash, tempeh, vegan sour cream, […]