Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Nattō & Potato Pancakes

    This savoury pancake recipe is similar to my ‘Potato & Smoked Salmon Pancakes’. It is grated-potato-base pancake, and this time I added Nattō (fermented soybeans). OK!!! I know some people never wish to eat it because its strong smell (you may call it ‘odour’) and slimy texture. If you like Nattō, you will definitely enjoy these …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas Pulp & Vegetables

    Soy Bean Pulp, that is produced in the production of Tofu and Soy Milk, is called ‘Okara’ in Japanese. It is part of the traditional Japanese cuisine. The most popular dish is ‘Unohana’, that is ‘Okara’ cooked with vegetables and seasoned with Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin. I cook it using Chickpea Pulp on the …

  • Beans & Peas Tofu

    Chickpea Tofu

    I am lucky to have a good access to a variety of Tofu which I love. If I had no access, I would miss Tofu so badly and try to make it by myself. However, it is not easy to make Tofu from Soy Beans. Chickpea Tofu is easy to make if you have dry …

  • Beans & Peas Pork

    Pork & Beans

    I first cooked this dish for my children when they were young, so it is sweet and not spicy. For grown-ups, I recommend to use less Ketchup and add Chilli or Tabasco. You may wish to add Coriander or Parsley as well, but I used to hesitate to add any green leaves because one of …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame & Watercress Dip

    I have introduced my ‘Edamame & Cream Cheese Dip’ and ‘Edamame & Avocado Dip’ recipes on this website. Those dips are delicious but I always thought something tangy would be nice in Edamame Dip. On the other day, when I was washing Watercress for salad, I thought the very peppery flavour of Watercress, which I …

  • Beans & Peas

    Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

    Roasted peas and beans, sometimes fried, are popular snack in Japan. But here in Melbourne where I live, I don’t see them. Nuts are popular, though. I wonder why Australian don’t eat roasted peas and beans. You can find my ‘Healthy Soy Bean Nibbles’ recipe on this website. This is another healthy and inexpensive recipe. …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Curry

    Curry Chilli Con Carne

    When I am too tired to think about dinner menu, I tend to cook some same easy dishes that I have been repeatedly cooking. ‘Chilli Con Carne’ is one of them. And Curry is another. This time, I combined those two dishes. I simply replaced the spices for Chilli Con Carne with Curry powder. It …

  • Beans & Peas

    Mixed Beans Wasabi Mayo Salad

    ‘Canned Mixed Beans (Four Beans), Edamame and Carrot’ is my favourite combination for a quick bean salad. Sometimes I add other salad vegetables such as Cucumber and Lettuce. Dress the salad with various dressings, but this is my absolute favourite. It’s ‘Japanese Mayonnaise, Soy Sauce and Wasabi’. If you don’t like Wasabi, try Garlic Chilli …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Mixed Beans Mustard Salad

    I often make salad using canned Mixed Beans and Edamame beans. And for the bean salad, the essential ingredient is crunchy fresh Carrot. You can add other crunchy fresh vegetables such as Radish and Cucumber, but Carrot’s crunchiness is absolutely the best match to the Edamame beans which have quite crunchy texture. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Beans & Peas

    Basil Hummus

    I loved the basil hummus that I found on Cookpad. The basil flavoured hummus suits my taste better than classic hummus, but it was a little too heavy for me. So I am now writing the altered recipe for myself. You can find the original recipe here. Ingredients 1 can (400 g) Chickpeas *drained and …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Butter Bean Spreads

    I often use sweetened butter bean paste for making Japanese sweets, but my husband is not a big fan of sweetened beans. He doesn’t eat even ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is an essential ingredient for Asian sweets. I realised that the sweetness and the flavour of beans are not a good mix for some …

  • Beans & Peas Other Soup

    Broad Beans Soup

    It’s a soup of Spring. I have tried to make this soup with chicken stock, vegetable stock, potato, onion, or a little bit of butter. To enjoy the flavour of the Broad Beans most, you only need Milk. Trust me! You will enjoy the best Broad Beans soup. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Broad …

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