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Category Archives: Salad

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, […]

Wild Rice Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad
ワイルドライスりんご胡桃クランベリーサラダ

I made this salad when I still had fresh apples I got from a local apple orchard. The combination of fresh apples, wild rice, walnut, celery, cranberry, and kale is so wonderful. It’s so satisfying, and I could just have this as a meal, maybe with a cup of soup. The salad was dressed with […]

Grape Kale Caesar Salad with Savory Italian Cookie Crumbs
ぶどうシーザーサラダ、イタリアンクッキー崩しのせ

Caesar salad used to be one of my favorite salads. Now I make a plant-based version, and I love it even more. Traditional romaine lettuce is good, but kale also makes an awesome salad. This time I added sweet red grapes and homemade plant-based cheese and then topped it off with savory Italian cookie crumbs […]

Strawberry Kale Caesar Salad
苺ケールシーザーサラダ

When I moved to the city from the suburb five years ago, I knew there were going to be some changes in my life. But increased sense of community was not something I expected. I now talk with neighbors much more frequently because I see them in the condo elevator. I never imagined to ask […]

Kale Blueberry Caesar Salad
ケールブルーベリー・シーザーサラダ

I had beautiful fresh kale leaves, and I wanted to enjoy it for lunch. The best way to do so? Salad! I also happened to have a lot of super sweet fresh blueberries, and I decided to combine them both and make Caesar salad. Kale, blueberries, and cucumber slices, all combined well with garlicky, cheesy, […]

Get Lucky Green Bowl
ラッキーグリーンボウル

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am celebrating with this awesome green bowl this year. Very straight forward. All green veggies (arugula, cabbage, okra, broccoli, and peas) and spinach rice. Served with cilantro mayo. How are you celebrating? I also made Triple Green Mini Doughnut Sandwiches. Green juice is in the doughnuts and icing, and spinach […]

Orange Panzanella
オレンジ・パンツァネッラ

It was many man years ago when I learned about panzanella for the first time. That was when one of my then favorite TV chefs, Michael Chiarello, was making it. I was initially skeptical about using bread for salad like this, but when I actually tried it, I fell in love. I forgot about it […]

V-Steak Blue Cheese Salad
Vステーキゴルゴンゾーラサラダ

Before I switched to the plant-based diet, the combination of steak and blue cheese was one of my favorites. But now I can make vegan steak, and I decided to re-create the flavors again. Doesn’t this look beautiful? By the way, the blue cheese is also homemade and plant-based. This is delicious as well. Love […]

C-Steak Dinner
Cステーキディナー

Do I still eat steak, you ask? Well, I do. I eat cauliflower steak! And it’s so much easier to cook this steak than meat. It’s so delicious that everyone should try it at least once. I’m from Japan, so of course I love rice, but I also like other kinds of grains, like this […]

Birthday Party with Tacos!
タコスでバースデーパーティー

Today we had an official birthday party for my husband. Celebrated it with the family, and it was great to see everyone. It was originally my mother-in-law’s idea, and she even offered her place for the party. Since my husband always tells me not to throw a surprise party, so I didn’t hide the plan […]