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Shungiku Pasta
春菊パスタ

One of the reasons why I like going to Asian grocery stores is that I find something I can’t find at any other stores. When I found this green leafy vegetable at an Asian market, I knew it was Shungiku. I loved Shungiku when I lived in Japan. I hadn’t seen it outside Japan, and […]

Mocha Okinawa “Black” Sugar Rolls
コーヒー沖縄黒糖くるみパン

I was initially thinking about making a loaf, but at the last minute I decided to go with rolls. The combination of coffee, dark sugar, and walnuts gives such warm flavor. I love eating this roll for breakfast.

Curried Veggie Scones
具沢山ざくざく野菜カレースコーン

We were at an indoor farmers market yesterday. There were a lot of vendors, including bakers who were selling great-looking baked goods. Unfortunately, no one had vegan options. So this morning I decided to make vegan scones myself. I initially thought about making a sweet version, but since I try not to eat a lot […]

Wild Rice Cranberry Seed Rosemary Crusty Rolls
ワイルドライスクランベリーシードローズマリーロール

Well, I still had some leftover cooked wild rice. So I decided to add some to crusty rolls. I also added dry cranberries, sunflower seeds, and chopped fresh rosemary. I love how they turned out. The rustic look is just irresistible. Just because I wanted to try it right out of the oven, I skipped […]

Pumpkin Black Sesame Twist Buns
かぼちゃ黒ゴマねじりパン

Twist buns are a lot of fun to make. It’s not hard to make, but they look so adorable. They are as delicious and pretty. And seasonally very appropriate. Right?

Gorgonzola Apple Open Sandwich
ブルーチーズとりんごのオープンサンド

Since I’m not a big fan of mass-produced vegan cheese, I made plant-based cheese myself. Homemade vegan cheese is not hard to make, and if you find a good recipe, it’s so delicious and satisfying.   This gorgonzola is one of my favorite cheeses to make. The recipe is from this book. I love its […]

Lemon Thyme Olive Oil Cake
レモンタイムオリーブオイルケーキ

Weekend is here! That means I got to bake. This cake features lemon and thyme flavors. But the ingredient I was most excited about was this. Olive oil from Italy! A friend recently took a trip to Italy and brought it back for us. The cake was moist but not dense. It was sliced and […]

Turmeric Bread
ターメリックブレッド

I’m still not 100%, but since we are out of bread, I decided to make some for tomorrow’s breakfast. Turmeric is one of the spices I buy in a big container because I use it a lot. Interestingly, I’ve never made this type of crusty bread with turmeric, and I was excited to make one. […]

Vegan Fish and Chips
V魚のフライ、フィッシュ・アンド・チップス

Who knew you can still enjoy Fish and Chips as a plant eater?! And this plant-based fried fish is absolutely delicious!! I didn’t know the existence of something called “banana blossoms” until I saw a friend’s Instagram picture where she was posting her vegan fish and chips. It doesn’t have a strong flavor, I wanted […]

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 […]