beans

  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    Black Bean & ‘Yukari’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) and it is made of dried Red Shiso leaves. When I cooked Glutinous Rice with Black Beans, I added it because the rice didn’t turn purple as I wished, and I thought the flavour of the rice was too bland. The rice tastes nicer and looks prettier with …

  • Curry

    Vegan Soy Meat Thai Red Curry

    Soy Meat works well in curries. When it is cooked in plenty of sauce that has a strong flavour, you won’t even notice it is Soy protein. To reduce my meat-loving family’s consumption of meat, the fillet type Soy Meat is a good alternative and everyone enjoyed this Thai Curry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 80g …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi & Sweet Potato Salad

    On the other day, when I shared my ‘Kimchi Potato’ recipe on my Facebook page, a Canadian man posted his comment that he loved Kimchi & Sweet Potato. He also posted a photo of a dish of Kimchi & Sweet Potato that he cooked. That photo inspired me to make this recipe. Kimchi & Sweet …

  • 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 …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Mixed Grains & Black Bean Salad

    I cooked Mixed Grain today. Because I added some Black Rice, it turned purple. I was planning to make a Rice Salad, but the colour of the Mixed Grains reminded me my ‘Cuban Black Beans’, and I ended up making this salad. Because it was so good, I am now writing down how I made …

  • 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 …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Green Vegetable Soup

    Don’t judge it by its colour. This soup is absolutely delicious! I first made this soup by adding some green vegetables to ‘My Mother’s Potato Soup’ to make it more nutritious. You should add as many different green vegetables as you have. I love to add Broad Beans that makes a huge difference. The more …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Butter Beans Brownie

    I often use ‘Beans’ to make sweets. Azuki (Red Bean) is an important ingredient for Japanese sweets. Butter Bean is more versatile. I have shared my ‘Butter Beans Chocolate Truffles’ and ‘Butter Bean Spread’ recipes on this website. Today I made this Brownie with Butter Beans. It is gluten-free as I added no flour. Cake …

  • Beans & Peas Takikomigohan

    Lentils Rice With Sautéed Onion

    I cook rice almost everyday. Thanks to the rice cooker, it is easy to do. When I cook rice with beans, most beans need to be pre-cooked. Even ‘Auzuki’ Red Beans, that are very small, need to be pre-cooked when cooked with rice such as ‘Sekihan’. However, Lentils don’t require pre-cooking as they can be …

  • Beans & Peas Chicken

    Chicken & Beans

    On the other day I cooked ‘Pork & Beans’, but replacing Pork with Chicken, and it was delicious. If you don’t eat Pork with any reasons, you may wish to try this ‘Chicken & Beans’. I added more Vegetables and Tabasco, and this dish turned out absolutely divine!!! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Thigh …

  • 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, and the dish is …

  • 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 Chicken

    Chicken & White Beans Chilli Con Carne

    One day I wanted eat Chilli Con Carne but I had only Chicken. I always use Beef for Chilli Con Carne. Anyway, I tried to make Chilli Con Carne with Chicken, and the result was great! Here is a new recipe ‘Chicken & White Beans Chilli Con Carne’. Enjoy with or without freshly cooked rice. …

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