Vegetables

  • Nuts Vegetables

    ‘Peanut-ae’ Beans

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a very popular Japanese dish and it is made with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds and it goes very well with many vegetables. Sometimes ‘Kurumi’ (Walnuts) is used instead of Sesame Seeds, and the dish is called ‘Kurumi-ae’. You can use Peanuts, too. This ‘Peanut-ae’ sauce …

  • Vegetables

    Scrumptious Cabbage & Cucumber

    When you need to make a side dish quickly, try this absolutely easy salad. Cabbage can be blanched, but this cabbage I used was so tender and sweet, I used it as it was. That means I cut and tore the veggies and mixed with seasoning. How easy! You can add Daikon, Carrot, Wakame or …

  • Vegetables

    Fried Okra

    Many years ago, I had an opportunity to stay in a small town in Alabama, US. If I had been more open for unfamiliar food, I could have enjoyed my stay better. I discovered some delicious food during my stay, and one of them is ‘Fried Okra’ that I tasted for the first time at …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Frittata Cheese Bake

    This is the dish of ‘Okonomiyaki’, Frittata and Pizza combined. The base is Frittata, that contains a lot of shredded Cabbage just like ‘Okonomiyaki’, and it is baked like Pizza with cheese and toppings of your choice. This time I used Kransky sausages. It tastes brilliant and you can eat a lot of vegetables. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Thai Tomato Salad

    When I cook Thai Curry for dinner, I want to serve with a Thai salad. However, some of my family members are ‘Coriander Haters’. There is nothing I can do because their taste perception is different. They have particular receptors that find coriander tastes like soap. I strongly believe that coriander is the essential ingredient …

  • Curry Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu ‘Soboro’ Green Curry

    On the other day I heard a popular Radio show personality was talking about Tofu. He said that Tofu was tasteless and disgusting. I wanted to cook Tofu for him! I like Tofu’s natural taste. Tofu is so versatile and can be seasoned in many different flavours. Here is another Tofu dish. In this Green …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Vegetables

    Prawns & Fresh Tomato Salsa

    My super-quick & easy ‘Fresh Tomato Salsa’ can be mixed with cooked seafood and you can make such a delightful seafood platter instantly. Today I used frozen uncooked Prawns. It’s so simple and easy. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 250g Prawns2 large Fresh Tomatoes1 small clove Garlic *finely chopped1/4 Red Onion1/2 to 1 Red …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Tomato Salsa

    This is a super-quick & easy Fresh Tomato Salsa to enjoy with corn chips or flat bread. It’s great as a side dish as well. By mixing it with cooked seafood, you can make a delightful platter instantly. I have just one crucial advice for you. Make sure you taste the fresh chilli before adding …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Cabbage

    The main ingredients for this dish are Pork and Cabbage. I usually add Green Sweet Chilli or Green Capsicum. Onion, Carrot and Garlic Shoots are also good. When you cook this type of stir-fry dish, you must prepare everything before you actually start cooking. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400g Pork *thinly sliced1 pinch Salt1 tablespoon …

  • Vegetables

    Pickled Sliced Turnip

    Kyoto, Japan’s old capital city, is famous for temples, shrines, old wooden houses and gardens. It’s also famous for traditional dining and amazing sweets. But, do you know it’s famous for a variety of pickled vegetables? The most famous one is this ‘Pickled Sliced Turnip’ and it’s called ‘Senmai-zuke’, that literally means ‘pickled thousand slices’. …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Egg

    This dish is commonly cooked with Meat, but boiled Eggs are also good. Fried firm Tofu with crispy outside is also good. Today I added Garlic and Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) instead as Ginger, that is often used for this dish. You might be interested in my ‘Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Pork’ recipe as …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu, Spinach & Carrot ‘Goma-ae’

    One of the most popular Japanese dishes is ‘Goma-ae’, the dishes of vegetables mixed with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. You can find a variety of ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on my website, as I cook them very often. This time I added Tofu to make the dish even more nutritious. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Cauliflower Tempura

    Home-style Tempura is easy to cook. You can find my ‘Tempura’ recipes on this website, but this one is unique. They are seasoned with Curry Powder and Salt. Even though you are not a fan of deep-fried food, you would love this deep-fried Cauliflower. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 small head Cauliflower *700 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu Vegetables

    Teriyaki Tofu Plate

    In Melbourne, a large variety of Tofu are now available as all major supermarket chains are selling their own brand Tofu products. This lunch (OR dinner) plate is perfect for everyone, especially on meat-free Mondays. Teriyaki Tofu & King Oyster Mushroom, Egg and Veggies are on freshly cooked rice. Such a delicious, filling and nutritious …

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