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  • Dipping Sauces

    Jalapeño & Peanut Miso Dip

    When I had just 1 Jalapeño and didn’t know what to use it for, I chopped it up and added to my Miso Sauce. I decided to use the Miso Sauce for cucumber salad, so I added Vinegar and some Peanuts. A little bit of Garlic as well. Then I added Pickled Jalapeño. The Miso …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Peanut-ae’ Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum)

    Edible Chrysanthemum is easy to grow. If you have no access to this beautiful vegetable, it would be a fun and rewarding activity for you to try. Edible Chrysanthemum is growing crazy in my herb garden at the moment. I picked leaves, blanched them and combined with ‘Peanut-ae’ sauce. You may prefer ‘Goma-ae’ sauce made …

  • Cooking Sauces Dipping Sauces Nuts

    My Peanut Sauce

    On the other day, at my friend’s house, I tasted ‘Roti’ bread with peanut sauce for the very first time in my life. It was a takeaway food from a local Thai restaurant. I instantly fell in love with ‘Roti’ and the sauce, but again I found the sauce too sweet for me. So I …

  • 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 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Peanut ‘Sembei’ Biscuits

    ‘Sembei’ are, most commonly, Japanese rice crackers. Soy sauce flavoured ones are the most popular, but there are sweet types. The ingredients for those sweet ‘Sembai’ can include Wheat Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Basically they are sweet biscuits. This ‘Peanut Sembei’ is one of them. Unsophisticated and rustic biscuits bring back my childhood memories. Makes …

  • Nuts Tofu

    Miso Peanuts & Tofu

    ‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with drink which is most likely alcoholic drink. This is a perfect ‘Otsumami’. Crunchy Peanuts and fried Tofu are dressed with sweet miso sauce. Easy, quick and yummy! If you have a toaster oven, you can toast the Tofu pieces, and it is even easier. Makes 2 to 4 …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

    One of the most common ‘Ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, dressings is called ‘Sanbai-zu’ which is made with Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar and Sugar. Based on this dressing, I added Peanut Butter to create this Kale salad. My husband and son don’t like Kale, but they enjoy this salad even though Kale is uncooked. …