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  • 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 …

  • 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

    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 …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Parsnip & Carrot ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    Parsnip is a vegetable that I first tasted in Australia more than 20 years ago and instantly became one of my favourite vegetables. And for a long time I have believed that the best way of cooking parsnip is roasting. But… I have recently discovered that Tempura is also good. If you like parsnip, you’ve …

  • Vegetables

    Red Coleslaw

    I love my red coleslaw. You can add any red or orange colour vegetables, but the essential ingredients are Red Cabbage and fresh Beetroot. If you want to keep the orange colour of Carrot, rinse sliced beetroot and drain well before place in the bowl. Otherwise the beetroot will make everything red! Makes 4 Servings …

  • Sweets

    Steamed Carrot Buns

    Many years ago, when I was teaching at a primary school in Japan, mother of a student in my class gave me a recipe of ‘Steamed Carrot Buns’. The recipe was lost but I am still making these carrot buns. Because the batter is very soft, you need cupcake cases. The buns will expand double …

  • Okonomiyaki Pork Vegetables

    Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives

    When I found a bunch of Garlic Chives getting wilted in the fridge, I decided to add them to Okonomiyaki. To make Okonomiyaki more colourful and nutritious, I also added Carrot. And the result was unsatisfying. It didn’t taste good with ‘Okonomiyaki Sauce’ and Japanese mayonnaise. Why? I tried the ‘Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives’ with …

  • Cold Sweets

    Carrot Bavarois with Orange Sauce

    When I started feeding my son with solid food, I made great efforts to introduce him a variety of veggies. He ended up hating veggies. Them I started inventing food that is hiding veggies so that he would eat hidden veggies without knowing it. This ‘Carrot Jelly’ is one of them but my son didn’t …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • Vegetables

    Three-Colour ‘Namul’

    This Korean inspired vegetable dish is not only tasty but also beautiful. I used Spinach, Carrot and Red Cabbage, but naturally you can use other vegetables. For green colour, Silverbeet leaves, Kale or other Asian greens can be used. It’s a great side dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch  *250 to 300g Carrot 1 …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well. Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Chicken Other Soup Potato

    Chicken Cream Stew

    ‘Cream Stew’ is a very popular dish in Japan. When the weather is getting cold, we often see TV ads of ready-made cream stew roux and we start to crave for the dish. My children loved it when they were young. And now? They still love it. I don’t use read-made roux. It’s a quite …

  • Squid & Octopus Vegetables

    Marinated Squid Salad

    I love Squid, especially ‘Squid Sashimi’ which I have never had in Australia. Fresh squids are not available where I live. Frozen or thawed squid tubes are available from any supermarkets. But the whole squids are less than half the price and they don’t smell like chlorine like the processed squid tubes do. If you …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Coleslaw with Yoghurt Dressing

    I confess that I love Coles’ ‘Kale Coleslaw Salad Kit’ and have bought it many times. A bag of veggies comes with dressing and some seeds, and it is $5! Why don’t I try to make it by myself? So I imitated the Coles’ Kale Coleslaw. The cost of making it could be around $2 …

  • Beef Mazegohan Vegetables

    Bibimbap-Inspired Beef Mazegohan

    As you know, ‘Bibimbap’ is a Korean dish, and the word literally means ‘Mixed Rice’ which is same as ‘Mazegohan’ in Japanese. I particularly like ‘Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap’ that is served in a very hot stone bowl. The stone bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles, and the rice becomes browned …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Kale Okonomiyaki

    It was last year’s Easter holidays when I sowed the seeds of Kale in my veggie garden. It’s been more than 10 months, we are still harvesting them. I was running out of the ideas how to cook them. Then I thought of making ‘Okonomiyaki’ using Kale. You know Kale smells like cabbage. It should …

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