Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Accomplishments

For the past few days, it is raining all over the country because the cold front is stuck over Japan. Yesterday morning, the probability of rain was 90%. However, I saw bright sunshine whole afternoon. Strangely, this sunsine encouraged me a lot :) I sometimes believe in probability and give up before trying something, but this shows the hope! Am I over the top?!

Today I will list the rest of my accomplishments this month.

On 8/12, I won My AJI award at Ajinomoto's rice bowl recipe contest using their umamichomiryo. Umamichomiryo is the seasoning that makes the food tasty. It is made of amino acid, which is the tasty flavor of tangle (an edible seaweed). My winning recipe is "Sausage and Vegetable Bowl". I used umamichomiryo to bring out the flavors of sausage and vegetables I used.

On 8/18, my "Japanese Spice Stir-Fried Beef, Mushrooms, and Asparagus" won the prize. The contest was held by Mercian (brewer) and they asked for the recipe that you can enjoy at home with their wines called uchigochi.

On 8/25, I won the outstanding performance award at Not the grand prize again... :( They asked for recipes to fight metabolic syndrome and help beat the summer heat. My award winning recipe is "Herb Chicken And Grapefruit Chirashizushi". I used grapefruit because it contains a fat-burning ingredient and it's sour taste goes well with sushi vinegar!

Then on 8/29, my "Mango Yogurt Soy Milk Mousse" was introduced at the very bottom of this page. I didn't win the prize though.

Yesterday evening, I left the gym ealier and that was right! It rained like cats and dogs for few hours when I got home!!! The forecast says the rain continues until tonight or tomorrow. I need to be careful.

I gotta go now.
Have a good weekend ;)

Please click below and vote for me.

ブログランキング・にほんブログ村へ Top Food & Drink blogs


  1. Ohayo Ochi,

    We were supposed to have rain too, but today was so beautiful.

    I purchased a seasoning at the oriental food store that was bits of seaweed, and sesame seeds you can sprinkle over rice. Really good! I just used spinich in my cabbage stirfry yesterday

    I'm lucky that my husband likes stirfries he would probrably like your beef and mushroom. He doesn't like asparagus though.

    Your mango mouse looked so good! You can cook for me anytime!!
    You enter a lot of contests, how wonderful! Your photos of food are very nice too!

  2. Hi Ochi

    Congratulations once more times for your awards.Really felt proud of you..

    Mango Yogurt Soy Milk Moose looked nice.Can i have the recipes??

    Each of your recipes,i copied and put it in my recipes book.I will try to cook some when i have the time.

  3. Hello jo!

    We are having a day of alternate rain and sunshine... Oh my god, it just started to rain hard again!!! I want to go to the gym this afternoon...

    That seasoning is called furikake :) It is very common to keep that at home in Japanese households!

    Ha-ha! Sometimes asparagus tastes green, is that the reason why? I used to hate peach
    because once I had a very bad one which tasted like iron. You won't believe it, but I hated it until I had a very good one!

    Thanks for liking my work :) I just try whatever I can, but it is very hard to be the best!

  4. Hi jose!

    Thanks for stopping by!!!

    >>Mango Yogurt Soy Milk Moose
    Sure I can write you the recipe!
    Please wait. I will translate it someday next week!
    The recipe is very easy. Please look foward to it!

    Of course, try whenever you have some time and patience! There is no rush ;)

  5. Congratulations!your recipes is so...delicious...
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you DabaMehon :)
    I'm keep on losing these days so I hope I can do my best the next time!!!


Popular Posts - Last 7 days