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Showing posts with label VEGAN JAPANESE FOOD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VEGAN JAPANESE FOOD. Show all posts

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mosaic Sushi (Checkerboard Sushi / Easy Photogenic) - Video Recipe

Easy and gorgeous Sushi idea for parties :)

Mosaic Sushi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY-U_nJ2-H0

You can of course top with your favorite fish or vegetables of your choice. Very photogenic sushi idea as well. hehe



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Mosaic Sushi (Checkerboard Sushi)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 2 people = 14cm (5.5inch) square Bento box

Ingredients:
350g (12oz) cooked Japanese rice
Sushi vinegar
* 1.5 tbsp. vinegar
* 1/2 tbsp. sugar
* 1/2 tsp. salt
toppings of your choice
Wasabi soy sauce if necessary

Directions:
1. Place cooked Japanese rice in a bowl. Add Sushi vinegar while the rice is hot and slice through rice using rice paddle to separate the grains. (Cool the rice before you use.)
2. Place the Sushi rice in a Bento box then press down flat with a rice paddle or a spoon. *You can also remove the rice onto a plate like a cake.
3. Divide the Sushi rice into 16 square portions.
4. Place the toppings of your choice. Eat with Wasabi soy sauce if necessary.

FYI toppings I used:
Ikanago no Kugini いかなごの釘煮
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NyDB6OR-ao
Nishiki Goma from Kyoto Shimamoto Nori Kanbutsu にしきごま 島本海苔乾物
https://shimamotonori.shop-pro.jp/?pid=108644675
Shrimp Mayonnaise, Tuna, Ham, Anago (conger eel), shredded egg, Ikura (salmon roe), Salmon, cucumber

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/03/blog-post_26.html
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Friday, February 10, 2017

YouTube LIVE STREAM SCHEDULES and ARCHIVES

I will do a live stream when I have time. It is very hard for me to hold a meet-up, so I think this would be a great chance to talk with you casually~ :) The live stream will be up from around 1PM-4PM (Japan time) while kids are taking a nap, or the stream will end if either one wakes up. haha

You can receive a notification when there is a new video from my channel by clicking the bell icon next to the subscribe button :)
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Please join and talk with me if you are online and have some time ;)

Archives will be in this PLAYLIST:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4NnEHg2IeOZGS1I7rN594KmC

今後、ライブストリームは次の動画をアップすると同時に限定公開にしてプレイリストからのみアクセスできるようにします。不定期で時間がある時にやろうと思います。オフ会とかする予定が今後もないので、視聴者と話す良い機会になればいいなと思います。おそらく1PM-4PMの間に開催すると思います。ゆるいので、時間があったら参加してください☆

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((LIVE Stream)) #9 How Do You Eat Ohagi / Botamochi? ((ライブ配信)) お彼岸なのでおはぎを食べてみた♪
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gHqBbpiWDk

((LIVE Stream)) #8 Let's Eat Ikanago no Kugini (Simmered Sand Eel) ((ライブ配信)) 今年のいかなごのくぎ煮を食べてみます♪
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=guRUkIHCeFg

((LIVE Stream)) #7 I made a strawberry cheesecake for my daughter :) ((ライブ配信)) 娘に苺のチーズケーキを作ってみた
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=W8NSszqjZG8

((LIVE Stream)) #6 A Dish From My Son's Okuizome (100th Day Celebration) ((ライブ配信)) お食い初めの煮物を食べながら
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=JunTqguk9jk

((LIVE Stream)) #5 How Do You Eat Sushi Hand Roll (Maki-zushi) ((ライブ配信)) 巻き寿司の食べ方 - ochikeron
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=dihrgpHVGvI

((LIVE Stream)) #4 My Recent Favorite Yogurt ((ライブ配信)) ブルガリアヨーグルト葡萄&白桃にハマってますw - ochikeron
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=nlpJTX9gOWQ

((LIVE Stream)) #3 How Do You Eat Natto? ((ライブ配信)) 納豆の食べ方 自己流です - ochikeron
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hOd4DRL_U7A

((LIVE Stream)) #2 Let Me Try Valentine's Day Kamaboko Fish Cake ((ライブ配信)) はぁとかまぼこ - ochikeron
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=LkZquE3o66U

((LIVE Stream)) #1 TEST ((ライブ配信)) テスト配信 - ochikeron
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=pKzQV-zw4nc

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sugar Rusks (3-Ingredient Leftover Bread Crusts Recipe) - Video Recipe

Rusks are crispy and crunchy dry toasts coated with butter and sugar. Super yummy and addictive way to use up leftover breads or bread crusts ;)

Sugar Rusks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9JGDblJ-rU



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Sugar Rusks

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 25min
Number of servings: N/A

Ingredients:
200g (7oz.) bread crusts
4 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. granulated sugar

Directions:
1. Cut bread crusts into bite-sized pieces.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the bread crusts and pan fry them until they are crisp and dry.
3. Coat with granulated sugar. When the sugar melts, stop the heat and put on a plate to cool. (Sugar will get hard when cold.)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/01/blog-post_22.html
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Spinach Shiroae (Traditional Creamy Tofu Salad - Vegan Recipe Idea) - Video Recipe

Very creamy, rich, and delicious Tofu salad with spinach, with hint of sesame flavor :) It is a traditional Tofu dish we make at home. Of course you can find it at stores or restaurants, too. Homemade one is superb!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTQL8-Etj_8



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Spinach Shiroae

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) cotton Tofu
200g (7oz.) spinach
50g (1.8oz.) carrot
100g (3.5oz.) Shimeji mushrooms
A
* 100ml Kombu Dashi
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
B
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1.5 tbsp. white sesame paste (or 3 tbsp. ground white sesame seeds are OK)

Directions:
1. Put water and cotton Tofu (break it into chunks) in a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 1-2 minutes. Then drain well in a strainer.
2. Cut carrot into thin strips. Remove the tough base of Shimeji mushrooms and break into pieces.
3. Put A in a pot, add carrot and Shimeji mushrooms, then simmer until the liquid is gone.
4. Cook spinach in a boiling water (with salt) for a minute, drain and soak in cold water, then drain and squeeze the spinach to remove the excess water (use paper towel if you have). Cut into an inch long pieces.
5. Place the Tofu in a mortar then mash it up with a pestle until creamy. Season with B, then add the vegetables (3&4) and toss.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/08/blog-post.html
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Vegan Okonomiyaki (Dairy/Gluten/Egg Free) - Video Recipe

Okonomiyaki is Japanese savory pancake.

This is a perfect vegan Okonomiyaki idea for those who are on dairy/gluten/egg free diet :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kcmME7ueT8

Of course very filling idea for those who are on diet!!!



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Vegan Okonomiyaki

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 1

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) Japanese Yamato yam
1/2 tsp. Kombu Dashi powder *other soup stock powder is OK
125g (4.4oz.) shredded cabbage
15g (0.5oz.) chopped green onions
1 tbsp. Beni Shoga (red pickled ginger)
cooking oil
((toppings))
* Okonomiyaki sauce
* egg free mayonnaise
* Aonori (green laver)

Okonomiyaki Sauce from scratch (about 2 servings):
2 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire sauce (or Tonkatsu sauce) + 2 tbsp. ketchup + 1 tsp. sugar (or agave syrup)

Directions:
1. Grate Yamato yam in a bowl and mix Kombu Dashi powder.
2. Add shredded cabbage, chopped green onions, and Beni Shoga, then mix well until cabbage gets wilted.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Spread the batter in a circular shape, cover, and cook on low for about 5 minutes. Then flip it over, cover, and cook the other side for 5 minutes until golden brown.
4. Serve on a plate, and sprinkle with toppings.

You can also use Nagaimo (Chinese yam) or regular potato. However, they may be bit soggy that you may want to add 1 or 2 tbsp. of gluten free flour.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/06/blog-post_10.html
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Vegan Tofu Brownies - Video Recipe

Mix and bake! Super easy and healthy!!!
Very rich and tasty without dairy product. yum

Note: please use a square cake pan for the brownie look ;) oops


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2e_PfhB7w



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Vegan Tofu Brownies

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 45min
Number of servings: 15cm (6inch) cake pan

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) Kinugoshi-Dofu (Silken Tofu)
75ml soy milk
5 tbsp. granulated sugar
100g (3.5oz.) cake flour *all purpose flour is OK
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
30g (1oz.) chopped walnuts *if you have

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 356F (180C).
2. Drain Tofu and place it in a bowl. Add soy milk and sugar, then mix well.
3. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, then mix well. Add chopped walnuts if you have.
4. Pour the batter into the pan and even out the surface. Bake at 356F (180C) for 30~40 min. Check for doneness with a fresh skewer.

Leave to cool then wrap in plastic wrap or put in an airtight container to keep it moist till the next day!

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/05/blog-post_20.html
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Easy No-Cook Açaí Chia Pudding (2 Ingredients Gluten-Free Vegan Recipe) - Video Recipe

I mixed chia seeds with some other drinks and thought Açaí juice is the best. Please try it out!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-4xCNK4Qm0

From 1 tbsp of chia seeds you can intake 2g of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which is a recommended daily amount to help prevent dementia and improvement in memory :D



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Easy No-Cook Açaí Chia Pudding

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 30min + cooling time
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
200ml 100% Açaí juice
2 tbsp. chia seeds
banana slices if you like

Directions:
1. Mix Açaí juice and chia seeds in a measuring cup or a bowl. (in this way, you won't make a mess in serving cups)
2. Leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the chia seeds absorb most of the liquid and thicken.
3. Serve in cups, top with banana slices if you like, and cool in the fridge to set for over 30 minutes (or overnight).

Take time and let the chia seeds swell before placing in the serving cups. Then you can just put in the fridge until ready to eat!!!

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2015/07/blog-post_28.html
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Friday, July 24, 2015

THE BEST VEGAN Tofu Hamburger Steak - Video Recipe

Healthy and addictive hamburger steak using NO MEAT, only Tofu :D
Believe it or not, it is not at all soggy but very filling!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZmdPHm4e78

I love to eat it with Mizkan's Ajipon, but regular Ponzu sauce or any dressing of your choice is okay ;)



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Tofu Hamburger Steak

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 8 pieces

Ingredients:
A
* 400g (14oz.) cotton Tofu
* 20g Fu (Japanese dried wheat gluten) or Panko (bread crumbs)
* 4 scallions (about 40g)
* 4 tsp. toasted white sesame seeds
* 1 tbsp. corn or potato starch
2 tsp. sesame oil
8 thinly sliced Shiso leaves
grape tomatoes
Mizkan's Ajipon, regular Ponzu sauce, or dressing of your choice

Directions:
1. Drain Tofu in a strainer. Put Fu (Japanese dried wheat gluten) in a plastic bag and crush them into crumbs with your fingers. Chop scallions.
2. Put A in a bowl and knead well by hand until smooth. Divide it into 8, take one piece, remove the air by passing from one hand to the other, then form it into flat round shape. Repeat the steps and make the rest,
3. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and cook both sides until golden brown. * ingredients can be eaten raw, so you don't have to worry if it is cooked thoroughly or not.
4. Serve on a dish, put some sliced Shiso leaves on top, then garnish with some grape tomatoes. Eat with Mizkan's Ajipon, regular Ponzu sauce, or dressing of your choice.

FYI: Ponzu sauce from scratch: 2 tsp. lemon juice + 4 tsp. soy sauce

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2015/07/blog-post_24.html
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Easy No-Cook Chia Seed Berry Jam (Gluten-Free Vegan Recipe) - Video Recipe

Chia Seeds won't look gross and slimy in this way :D
They become thick like jam without simmering!!! Please try it out!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mvUnERckbc

You just need a few minutes to make this healthy jam packed with omega-3 fatty acids :)

From 1 tbsp of chia seeds you can intake 2g of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which is a recommended daily amount to help prevent dementia and improvement in memory :D



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Easy No-Cook Chia Seed Berry Jam

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 10min + cooling time
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
80g mixed berries (fresh or thaw if frozen)
2 tbsp. honey, maple syrup, or any sweetener
1 tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:
1. Mash berries with fork.
2. Mix everything in a bowl (add more sweetener if necessary).
3. Cool in the fridge for about 2 hours to set.

*since the fruits are fresh, eat it within a day.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2015/07/blog-post_14.html
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Gifts from Tacoma, Washington

I said "recently" in my video, but actually it was in January, my friend (host sister) Mandi, sent me some gifts from Tacoma, Washington!


Estrella Soap: all natural, handmade, vegan soap.


Libertine Salt:
“Trifecta” combines Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt which contains trace minerals and iron oxide rich red baked clay, Hiwa Kai Black Hawaiian Sea Salt which contains activated charcoal and trace minerals and Himalayan Pink Salt which contains 84 trace minerals.


Brown-Haley: creator of Almond Roca.


Smoked Salmon: the Pacific Northwest is famous for salmon.


Mad Hat Tea: shop in downtown Tacoma, owned by Mandi's friend :)


Ghirardelli Chocolates: not a local company but she sent me for fun


Bee Butter Bar: filled with creamy shea butter, golden jojoba, and packed with natural anti-oxidants.


Thank you Mandi XD

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer 2013 in SFO (Yosemite) & LA & NY

Every summer, my darling and I just go to New York. So, this year, we decided to be a bit adventurous and went to the west coast as well :) It was a very busy 10 nights (12 days) trip but we had a lot of fun!!!

Well… basically, we enjoyed eating out! So half of my diary will be about food. I know it is the same for everyone ;) hehe

Day 1 (6/28):

Unlike last year, we left home in the evening and used Narita airport. It was way better in this way! We left NRT at 5PM and arrived in SFO at 11AM.

As soon as we arrived in the city, we walked around the Ferry Building. We had an early dinner at The Plant Cafe. Their organic foods (photo here) were amazing! Plant burger patties are made in house from lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews and bulgur wheat. Something we can never try in Japan.

Day 2 (6/29):

We had a breakfast at Starbucks. I always get granola yogurt (photo here) in the states because we don't have it in Japan! We left for Yosemite early in the morning at 8AM. We arrived in Yosemite at noon. What a nice tour, we had BENTO in nature XD My darling and I decided to rent a bike after lunch. It was a fun way to tour around the park. Then we had a dinner at Mountain Room Restaurant located at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. I tried their Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa and Lentil Burger (photo here). It was amazingly delicious and filling! After the dinner, we had a nice walk to see Yosemite fall which is about a mile from the lodge we stayed.

Day 3 (6/30):

We had a breakfast at Yosemite Lodge Food Court. It was so-so and expensive (photo here). We joined the Glacier Point Tour which departs at 8:30am. Our ticket was a round-trip but we decided to hike down the Panorama Trail (8.5 miles = 13.5 km) on our own. Well… hiking down was not that easy. The path was pretty steep. (I'm glad I bought trekking shoes!!!) It was scary when we met a deer on our way! LOL On this day, even though we were really tired, we went to have a dinner at Ahwahnee Dining Room. It was such a gorgeous restaurant. Their food was amazing and of course expensive (photo here). I thank to my darling for booking there :P

Day 4 (7/1):

We had a breakfast again at Yosemite Lodge Food Court because we had no choice! Then we enjoyed the Yosemite rafting for 2 hours. The personal flotation device smelled really bad, but the rafting was fun! LOL At 2:30PM we had to leave Yosemite. We arrived back in SFO at night. We had a quick dinner at King of Thai at Union Square where my viewer recommended. We had Chicken Satay (photo here), Pad Kee Maow (photo here), and Combination Beef Noodle Soup (photo here)! The restaurant was crowded but fast and really good :)

Day 5 (7/2):

On this day, we had to depart to LA at 3PM, so we decided to walk and shop around Mission district. However, the stores weren't open till noon… so we just had a breakfast at Dolores Park Cafe. Actually, BART was on strike, so we had to take SuperShuttle to the airport (pricey).

I didn't know anything about LA, so I booked Millennium Biltmore Hotel. However, the city was not like in Manhattan. Everything was too far away, like in Westchester County in New York where I used to live. Maybe next time, we will stay at a hotel near Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus station. Then maybe we can at least do a sightseeing in a limited amount of time. For dinner, we went to Nickel Diner. They serve authentic diner foods (photo here)! My darling's stuffed chicken was pretty good!!!

Day 6 (7/3):

In the morning we had a breakfast at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. We found it popular than Starbucks in LA because we saw it everywhere!!! I liked their granola yogurt (photo here), too XD

We visited Tastemade (cooking network) and YouTube Space in LA, along with cookingwithdog, kazumeshi, and MarimoMarshmallow. We didn't have enough time, but we had a chance to make a small collaboration video together :)

At night, we walked around Santa Monica. Actually, I didn't shop that much because I knew everything was available in New York XD We had a dinner at Real Food Daily. Their organic vegan foods were amazing! Worth to try them!!! (photo here)

Day 7 (7/4):

We took a Rapid bus 720 from downtown to Beverly Hills, that runs along Wilshire Boulevard. I think it took over an hour including the waiting time O_O We had brunch at Coupa Café. Actually, I wanted to try the crepe dish at Jack N' Jill's but it was CLOSED… but Coupa Café was pretty good, too! Then we walked around Robertson… but we found nothing special and said it is better to walk in NY. LOL Our flight to NY was at 11PM, but we decided to go to the airport earlier to have a dinner there. We had a dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express. Their Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf was pretty good!!! We could view the Independence day fireworks from the airport :)

Day 8 (7/5):

We slept on the plane for 6 hours and arrived in NY in the morning. However, it was pretty tiring! We headed to the hotel, hoping our room is ready, but it wasn't… so, we walked around the city. It was over 100F (38C) on this day which made us even tired. But at least we knew the city very well, we felt at ease. hehe For brunch, we went to The Todd English Food Hall in The Plaza Food Hall. They have a collection of amazing foods in NYC (including Luke's Lobster!). What we decided to have is the Prime Rib Sliders. It was pretty big enough to share! Yummy :) We went back to the hotel and the room was ready. So, we had a nap for 4 hours. LOL Then we walked 20 blocks to have a dinner at a Korean restaurant called Cho Dang Gol. They are pretty popular among Japanese people in the city!

Day 9 (7/6):

Every year, we had a breakfast at Central Park (on the day of the proposal. hehe) but this year was so hot that we decided not to have a breakfast there. We had brunch at Norma's. Their waffle was amazing :) Nothing special but we shopped and walked around the city as usual. My favorite place to shop for the past few years is Juicy Couture!!! And of course DSW!!! In the evening, we walked around Bedford Avenue and found a nice shop called whisk! Their kitchen gadgets are fun and cute! We had a dinner at Peter Luger Steakhouse. OMG! Amazing indeed!!! Tasty, lean, worth the price!!!

Day 10 (7/7):

The amount of food in the states is satisfying, so our breakfast always becomes brunch. We had brunch at The Smith Restaurant at Lincoln Center. We just ordered what people next to us ordered and they were delicious! In addition, I ordered my favorite granola yogurt. Then the people next to us said that was a great choice. Yeah, it was pretty good!!! We walked the Upper West Side as usual. However many of the shops were closed and it wasn't that fun like before… It is interesting, that shops in NYC change every year. At least we can find new shops to enjoy, we never get bored, though! For snack, we tried Jamba Juice for the first time. Many people were walking around the city (rehydrating) with Jamba Juice, so we decided to drink it. Berry UpBEET was pretty good! But the original size was too big. LOL For dinner, we headed to downtown and found a restaurant called Rouge et Blanc. They serve fine French / Vietnamese dishes. Simply amazing!!! This restaurant is really off the beaten path. No tourists!

Day 11 (7/8):

Time to go home. We had a quick brunch at Europa cafe and I did a last-minute shopping at Crate and Barrel in Midtown and Sur La Table in Soho. They both are my favorite shops. Cute, clean, and affordable!

Our return flight was suppose to be UA but it changed to ANA! Lucky us! The meals and movies are better ;)

Thanks for reading! Next year, I am thinking of going to the Prince Edward Island and of course NYC. I heard the place is beautiful. What do you think!? XD

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Featured on iPad App: Home Gourmet Magazine

Some of my recipes are shared on Home Gourmet Magazine iPad App!



They are kind enough to share my recipes with the links to my YouTube videos =) Thank you!!!

I am not a pro chef but I feel honored to be shared like this :)

I want many people to know that the Japanese cooking is full of ideas, too!!!

Home Gourmet Magazine features innovative and delicious recipes from home gourmets around the world. Find the best food blogs and recipes for simple and tasty meals you can make at home – includes meaty dishes, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/home-gourmet-magazine/id606225405?mt=8

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Marinated Mulukhiyah (Jew's Mallow / Corchorus) and Natto - Video Recipe

Perfect dish to support your health and beauty. Natto is a vegan source of high-quality protein. Mulukhiyah contains 8 times as much calcium as spinach, and of course rich in vitamins.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM6OYi4cEfE

I am sorry if you don't like this gooey texture, but believe me! It is nutritious and rich in protein!!!



This recipe is very easy, so I will give you some nice tips, so don't miss them!

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Marinated Mulukhiyah and Natto

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 5min
Number of servings: 2
Calories per serving: 160Kcal (110Kcal without sesame seeds)

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) Mulukhiyah (Jew's Mallow / Corchorus) *you can use spinach instead
salt & sesame oil
2 packages Natto
2 packets seasoning sauce (attached)
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. ground white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Remove the Mulukhiyah leaves from the stems. Wash the Mulukhiyah leaves in cold water and drain well.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add a bit of salt (the salt helps the Mulukhiyah to retain its bright green color) and sesame oil (the oil helps the absorption of carotene). Boil the Mulukhiyah for a few seconds. Drain well with paper towels (do NOT wash because you don't want to wash out the Vitamin C).
3. Put Mulukhiyah, Natto, seasoning sauce, soy sauce, and ground white sesame seeds in a bowl. Mix well until gooey.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2009/07/blog-post_31.html
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ratatouille Pizza - Video Recipe

Have you seen “Ratatouille"? It is a movie released in 2007.

There was a contest related to this movie at that time and my "Ratatouille Pizza" won the Second Prize!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqQ2An2ncU

It is juicy, healthy, tasty and delicious!



You can use pre-made pizza dough, but if you want to make it from scratch, here is my pizza dough recipe!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrv5CB_Vp1M

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Ratatouille Pizza

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 1 25cm (10inch) pizza

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) eggplant
100g (3.5oz.) zucchini
100g (3.5oz.) diced tomato can
50g (1.8oz.) green bell pepper
50g (1.8oz.) red bell pepper
50g (1.8oz.) onion
1/2 clove garlic
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
25cm (10inch) pizza dough
sliced American cheese
red bell pepper rings
black olive slices
thin strips of green bell pepper

Directions:
1. Dice eggplant, zucchini, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and onion. Soak the diced eggplant in water to remove the bitterness (oxalic acid) and drain.
2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil, add the diced onion and dried bay leaf, stir until fragrant. Add diced eggplant, zucchini, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper, cook over medium heat until coated with oil.
3. Add another tbsp. olive oil, stir well. Add diced tomato can, crushed garlic, and salt, stir to combine. Then cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates, season with salt if needed. Let it cool until just warm.
5. Spread 4. on the pizza dough.
6. Cover 5. with sliced cheese. Place in the oven at 250C (482F) and cook for about 10 minutes until cheese softens and lightly browned.
7. Draw Remy's face with black olive slices, red bell pepper rings, and thin strips of green bell pepper.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/08/blog-post_18.html
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Without the cheese, it will become a vegan pizza :)

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