Baking

  • Baking Vegetables

    Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

    This is everyone’s favourite side dish. I cook it especially when we have roast dinner. Cauliflower, such a delicious vegetable, is so tasty when mixed with creamy cheesy sauce. If you don’t have time, just pour the sauce over the cooked cauliflower and serve. This dish is good enough without being baked. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Baking Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Baking Vegetables

    Baked Vegetables

    Do you like Ratatouille? I love it and used to cook it very often. But, since I started cooking this ‘Baked Vegetables’, I always prefer this dish. I use same ingredients, but the result is richer and more intense flavour, probably because the vegetables are baked in high heat. The amount of the vegetables is …

  • Baking Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

  • Baking Dough

    Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread

    ‘Pão de Queijo’ (Cheese Bread in Portuguese) is a small cheese roll, a popular food in Brazil. The reason why I started baking ‘Pão de queijo’ is because I simply fell in love with this bread roll when I first tasted it in Japan. More then 10 years ago, my family lived in a city …

  • Baking Potato

    Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin

    At an ALDI store, I saw a frozen food package named ‘Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin’ and it looked so yummy. I don’t buy processed food these days but I really wanted to try it. So I created it by myself. I can declare that this is another Super-easy Recipe. You can bake all servings …

  • Baking Potato

    Feta Topping & Potato Wedges

    I don’t fry potato wedges or chips. I always bake them in the oven but you need oil for the crunchy texture. This ‘Feta Topping’ is a delicious addition to them because the sourness of the feta cuts through the oiliness of the wedges balances the flavour quite well. Adding spices to the potato and …

  • Baking Chicken

    Chicken & Macaroni Cheese Bake

    How many times I have cooked this dish! This dish was one of my children’s favourite dishes when they young, until my daughter started talking about food calories! This is definitely not a low-calorie food but a yummy comfort food. Macaroni can be replaced with Spirals or Pennette. I used red cheddar for this photo …

  • Baking Fish

    Garlic & Panko Baked Sardines

    Sardine Fillets are easy to cook. There are many ways to cook Sardines but this is one of the easiest. The herbs that I use are often different because you can use whatever herbs you have and you like to use. I love ‘oven baking’ because I can cook other dishes while baking. A perfectly …

  • Baking Healthy

    Granola (Oven-baked Muesli)

    Since I discovered that store bought Granola products often contain sugar or golden syrup, I started making this Granola (Oven-baked Muesli) by myself. The ingredients are almost identical with my Muesli Bar ingredients. Basically sweetness comes from ripe bananas and dried fruit. This Granola is so good with my fresh home-made yogurt. Ingredients Rolled Oats …

  • Baking Healthy

    No Sugar Muesli Bars

    My daughter is interested in healthy eating. I have learned a lot of healthy recipes from her. This is one of them. I found it not sweet enough at first, but now I think this is just right. No sugar, no butter, full of amazing nutrients! Makes 20 bars or more *I use 25 x …