Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas Tempura

    Nattō & Parsley Kakiage Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced ingredients. When I cook Tempura, I almost always end up having some leftover batter. I often make ‘Kakiage’ to use up the leftover batter. This ‘Nattō & Parsley Kakiage’ is a very unique one. Nattō lovers would enjoy it. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas & Barley Salad

    I am very fond of Pearl Barley and use it for soups and salads, and I even stir-fry it. I often cook Pearl Barley using my rice cooker. Today I cooked it with Chickpeas. Of course, you can use canned Chickpeas and cook Pearl Barley in a saucepan. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Hash Brown Potatoes & Chickpeas

    I know Hash Browns are not very good for my health, but I love them. This is my attempt to make the ‘not-healthy’ food into ‘less-unhealthy’ food. I added Chickpeas to Hash Browns. To make them crispy, you need a reasonable amount oil to cook, but you can cook them like pancakes, if you don’t …

  • Beans & Peas Pork

    Pork, Chorizo & Black Bean Stew

    The other day I cooked my ‘Pork & Beans’ with just canned Tomatoes and Salt & Pepper for seasoning. The flavour was too bland and I decided to add Chorizo Sausage, and it instantly improved the flavour. Then I saw a picture of a Brazilian dish called ‘Feijoada’, that was almost identical to what I …

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Edamame & Fetta Cheese Salad

    Edamame, young Soy Beans, has become so popular and it is widely available in Australia. I often purchase Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods. Edamame Beans are absolutely versatile and can be used for so many dishes just like Frozen Peas. Today I simply mixed with Fetta Cheese, Cucumber and Avocado. This …

  • Beans & Peas Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Vegan Chilli Con Carne

    When I was planning a vegan Christmas lunch last year, I bought Dry Soy Meat at a local Asian grocery store. On the other day, I finally used it to make ‘Vegan Soy Meat Soboro Don’ and it was delicious. Today I tried another minced meat dish. It’s ‘Chilli Con Carne’. I knew it would …

  • Beans & Peas

    Scrumptious Fried Edamame (Soy Beans)

    Here is another great dish for drinking. Of course it is great with freshly cooked rice, too. You can use Canned Soy Beans, but I like crunchy Edamame Beans better. The coating of Potato Starch is the key to the scrumptiousness. Do not omit it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Edamame (Young Soy Beans) …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Broad Beans & Potato Salad

    Broad Beans lovers should try this Potato Salad. Fresh Broad Beans are the best, but Frozen Broad Beans are perfectly suitable for this salad. You can add as much Broad Beans as you want. This salad can be a good sandwich filling, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 to 3 Potatoes *about 500g, peeled and …

  • Beans & Peas Fish Vegetables

    Snow Peas, Edamame & Tuna Salad

    I had never eaten uncooked Snow Peas until I tried it in Australia. I instantly fell in love with the Australian juicy Snow Peas. If the Snow Peas in your country need to be cooked, just blanch them as they should be crunchy in this salad. I definitely won’t cook them. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beans & Peas Egg

    Edamame & Egg Salad

    This salad is perfect for sandwich filling. I didn’t like the egg salad sandwich for a long time until I made this egg salad. This ‘Edamame & Egg Salad’ tastes like my Tartar Sauce, and the crunchy Edamame (young soy beans) are so good. If you can’t find Edamame where you live, Peas can be …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Chicken Other Soup Pork

    Chilli Con Carne Soup

    I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Broad Bean Dip

    All Broad Bean lovers should try this delicious dip. Fresh Broad Beans are lovely, but Frozen Broad Beans can be used. Nice crusty bread or grilled flat bread would be perfect with this dip. Makes About 1 Cupful Ingredients 1 heaped cupful Broad Beans flesh *tough skin removed1/2 clove Garlic *finely choppedWater1/2 to 1 tablespoon …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Kinako Butter

    If you can’t eat Peanut Butter or other nut spread because of allergy, this might be a good alternative. If you are interested in health benefit of Soy Beans, you should try it. ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. It is very popular in Japan, and used for many dishes, especially sweets. Most …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Kinako Candies

    ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. Most Asian grocery stores sell it. I bought it from a Daiso store. ‘Kinako’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. These candies are traditionally made with ‘Kinako’ and starch syrup called ‘Mizuame’, which is similar to corn syrup. This is a very old Japanese sweet. …

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