Vegetables

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Slaw with Creamy Dressing

    ‘Broccoli Slaw’ is my new discovery at a Coles supermarket. It was packed with creamy dressing and $5 for about 2 servings. I like it a lot, but the list of ingredients freaked me out, and also it is pricey! Coleslaw can be prepared easily and cheaply at home. You don’t need to buy the …

  • Vegetables

    Guacamole

    This is one of my favourite dips and bread spreads. It is so tasty and refreshing. ‘Guacamole’ is traditionally made by mashing Avocado(s) and Salt, but you can find so many different recipes these days. Many of them require Coriander, which my husband and son hate. They are DNA level Coriander haters. They just can’t …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Mock Peking Duck

    I call this ‘Chinese Souvlaki’. The pancakes for this dish are super easy to make. At least much easier than making Greek flat bread. The whole duck is not easily accessible for many people. Why don’t you use chicken? Roast a whole chicken in the ‘Peking Duck’ flavour OR my ‘Teriyaki Chicken’ can be a …

  • Vegetables

    Ginger Tsukudani

    I use fresh Ginger for cooking very often. I love its hot & spicy flavour. If you love Ginger, you might enjoy this ‘Ginger Tsukudani’. ‘Tsukudani’ is commonly small fish, shellfish, seaweed or vegetables cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. They are great condiments for freshly cooked rice and tofu, …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Raisin Salad

    Once I bought this salad from a store and fell in love with it. There are many different ‘Carrot & Raisin Salad’ recipes but I have found many of them too sweet. Carrot is a quite sweet vegetable and Raisins are very sweet. You don’t need to add much sugar, honey or syrup. I have …

  • Lamb Vegetables

    Stewed Lamb & Vegetables

    When I stew lamb meat, I always buy shoulder meat. A large block of shoulder meat is probably the cheapest cut. Shoulder of the animal works hard, so the meat from a lamb’s shoulder is full of flavour and perfect for stewing. I add lots of vegetables. You may think the following amount of vegetables …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Pork

    On the other day when I was trying to cook ‘Simmered Daikon’ for dinner, I found there was not enough Daikon. I needed more something, so I added Carrots and also Pork for my meat-loving husband. The result was amazingly great, and my family liked it better than Daikon only version. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    Celery & Blue Cheese Salad

    I first came across a blue cheese in Australia. It had a very strong smell like rotten food. And it contained blue mould. The taste was far too strong for me. I hated it! And now, it is one of my favourite cheeses. Since I discovered a soft gooey type blue cheese, I have been …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Fennel & Pear Salad

    The subtle sweetness of firm pear is so perfect for many salads. I have two favourite pear salads, ‘Rocket & Pear Salad’ with French dressing and this ‘Fennel & Pear Salad’ with lemony dressing. The dressing is lemony but not very sour. The reason why it is so lemony is because of the grated lemon …

  • Vegetables

    Spring Coleslaw

    The vegetables in season are sweet and delicious, and I particularly love cabbages in Spring. My favourite is Savoy Cabbage. Simply slice up everything and mix with the oil-free sweet yoghurt dressing. Your children would love this salad. For grown-ups, some thinly sliced Onion would be a good addition. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cabbage 200g …

  • Curry Vegetables

    Spinach & Coriander Curry

    Using the same method of caramelising the onions quickly for ‘French Onion Soup’ and frozen Spinach, you can make this curry very easily. If you don’t enjoy Coriander, just add more Spinach or other green vegetables such as Kale. The green beans in the photo are Edamame (young soy beans) for the crunchy texture. You …

  • Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower

    Roasted Cauliflower is getting very popular. It’s the easiest way to cook Cauliflower and the result is always great. This is my family’s favourite ‘Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower’. I used to make the seasoning mixture that was like paste and coat the cauliflower with it, but these days I sprinkle everything over the cauliflower. It’s …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Soy)

    Since I discovered the easiest & the quickest way to cook Eggplant, I am using Microwave for cooking more often. This is an almost identical recipe to ‘Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)’ but in a different flavour. And again, what you have to do is microwaving everything together. Nothing can be easier than this! …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

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