spinach

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Spinach & Eggs

    My very first cooking class was in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. ‘Scrambled Eggs’ is actually easier than ‘Boiled Eggs’. To keep the colour of the scrambled eggs, cook Eggs and Spinach separately. After they are combined gently and placed on a plate, drizzle the sauce over instead of mixing …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Wasabi ‘Ohitashi’ Marinated Spinach & Wakame

    One of Japanese iconic dishes of Spinach is ‘Ohitashi’, marinated in dashi-base sauce. I particularly like Wasabi flavoured ‘Ohitashi’. If you don’t like Wasabi, forget this dish. My daughter enjoys most of the food on this planet, but Wasabi is one of the few things that she doesn’t enjoy. I usually stock a bottle of …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    ‘Ohitashi’ Marinated Spinach & Nori

    There are two very popular Japanese dishes of Spinach. ‘Goma-ae’ is probably the most popular one, and the other one is ‘Ohitashi’, marinated in dashi-base sauce. Many people enjoy it with ‘Katsuobushi’ as a topping. I like it without ‘Katsuobushi’. I often mix Wakame seaweed with Spinach but Toasted Nori is also very nice. Try …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach

    My family’s favourite ‘Goma-ae Spinach’ sometimes turns to this spicy ‘Goma-ae’ with Itokonnyaku/Shirataki for a change. Itokonnyaku or Shirataki is basically same as Konnyaku/Konjac made from grated Konnyaku Potatoes. They are very low in calories and good source of dietary fiber. It can be replaced with Sweet Potato Starch Noodles which has similar texture. Makes …

  • Baking Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Gyoza Vegetables

    Wonton Skin Spinach & Feta Triangles

    Left-over Wonton Skins can be transformed into various yummy things. I once introduced my ‘Wonton Skin Apple Rolls’ recipe. Here is another one. This ‘Wonton Skin Spinach & Feta Triangles’ is inspired by Gozleme, a Turkish pastry snack which I love. Ingredients Wonton Skins 10 Frozen Spinach 2 pieces *OR Fresh Spinach, washed and chopped, …

  • 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 …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Baby Spinach & Potato Salad

    I like my Yoghurt Dressing that I created for the Kale Coleslaw. Then I used it for the potato salad instead of Japanese mayonnaise. I found the coleslaw dressing was a bit too sweet for the potatoes and it needed herbs. I thought Dill would go well with the yoghurt! That’s how I ended up …

  • 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 …

  • Baking Potato

    Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin

    At an ALDI store, I saw a frozen food package named ‘Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin’ and it looked so yummy. I don’t buy processed food these days but I really wanted to try it. So I created it by myself. I can declare that this is another Super-easy Recipe. You can bake all servings …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    ‘Shira-ae’ Rocket (Spinach) with Tofu Sauce

    ‘Shira-ae’ is a type of ‘ae-mono’, Japanese style salad, which is mixed with mashed tofu. The most common ‘Shira-ae’ is probably Spinach ‘Shira-ae’, but a variety of vegetables, mushrooms and konnyaku (konjac) are used for this dish. I used Rockets because I have a lot of them in my veggie garden. Please use Spinach if …

  • Vegetables

    Mixed Grains with Green & Mushrooms

    I love rice. Especially I love the Brown Rice mixed with other grains including Wild Rice, Barley and Quinoa. It takes a long time to cook. So I recommend you to cook more than you need and freeze the leftovers. This dish is one of our heavily repeated dinner menus. My daughter made it first …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame with Walnut Miso Sauce

    Sweet Miso & Walnut Sauce is very versatile. You can add it to Grilled Tofu or Eggplant. You can mix it with vegetables such as ‘Kurumi-ae Spinach’, or with Harusame noodles like this dish. Walnuts can be replaced by toasted sesame seeds or other toasted nuts. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Harusame Noodles 100g Carrot 1 …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Kurumi-ae’ Spinach with Walnut Sauce

    ‘Kurumi’ means walnuts in Japanese. ‘Kurimi-ae’ is a dish of vegetables dressed with sweet soy sauce base ’Walnut Sauce’, that is very similar to ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce. I always toast walnuts first to get rid of unpleasant bitterness. As you know, walnuts are widely recognised as nutrient-dense food. This dish is absolutely nutritious as well as …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach & Mushrooms Salad

    My children don’t like uncooked Spinach and Mushrooms, but they eat bowlful with this Creamy Sesame Dressing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Baby Spinach as required Mushrooms 5 to 6 *sliced Garlic Chips *optional Fried Shallot *optional Creamy Sesame Dressing Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons *ground Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons Japanese Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Ginger 1 …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious. Great with hot rice or freshly cooked pasta. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Scallops 300g Spinach 1 bunch Butter 20g Garlic 1 clove *finely chopped Soy Sauce 1 to 2 tablespoons Method 1. Wash Spinach and cut 3cm. 2. Heat Butter in a frypan and cook Garlic and Scallops …

  • Vegetables

    Goma-ae Spinach

    Goma-ae Sauce goes very well with many vegetables or Japanese mushrooms. Please use Fresh Spinach, not frozen cooked spinach. You must not over cook the Spinach because it should retain tender-crisp texture. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch (250 to 300g) *OR Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) Goma-ae Sauce Toasted Sesame Seeds 2 tablespoons *ground Sugar …

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare this miso soup. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Miso 3 to 4 tablespoons Tofu 1 block Ready-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Tofu into small cubes, cut Spring Onion finely. 2. …