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  • Baked & Fried Rice Chicken

    Chicken & Chorizo Baked Rice

    This type of rice dish similar to ‘Paella’ is hard to cook without a good source of heat. I have tried some different methods and now I believe the easiest and the best method is baking in the oven after cooking over the cooktop. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Thigh FilletsSalt & Pepper2 tablespoons …

  • Vegetables

    Semi-Dried Tomatoes

    We were given a boxful of Roma Tomatoes from a friend of ours on the other day. I decided to make Semi-Dried Tomatoes that we like a lot. I picked larges ones, cut them in quarters, laid them on three baking trays, then dry them in the oven. Semi-Dried Tomatoes are quite pricy if I …

  • Chicken Curry

    My Family’s Chicken Curry

    I am Japanese and I used to use Japanese curry roux to make curry because curry is supposed to be made with the roux. However, after 20 years in Australia, I gradually came to dislike the flavour of store-bought roux and started making this curry. Now I am writing down this recipe for my children …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake

    Vegetables in season taste so good and they don’t require much seasonings. For this ‘Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake’, you only need Salt & pepper. And good quality Olive Oil and Cheese of your choice. So delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 large Eggplants *about 600 to 700gOlive Oil for cookingSalt & Pepper2 to 3 …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Parma

    ‘Chicken Parmigiana’ is commonly called ‘Chicken Parma’ or simply ‘Parma’ in Australia. Some Aussies call it ‘Parmy’ or ‘Parmie’. It is a staple pub food and typically served with a side of chips and salad, as I have seen last twenty-plus years. It’s a chicken breast dish but not low-calorie at all. I placed chips …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    My ‘Gazpacho’

    The weather in Melbourne, Australia, is famous for its unpredictability. It is said to have four seasons in one day! Sometimes it is absolutely true. Our summer is weird. It can be cold but it can be scorching hot. The temperature can easily go over 40℃. I don’t like hot weather as I lose energy …

  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    Tomato Pasta Sauce Takikomigohan

    I have been trying to find out the best method to cook tomato flavoured ‘Takikomigohan (rice that is cooked with ingredients and seasonings)’. After having made some errors, I know now that the easiest and the best way is using a good tomato pasta sauce. It already contains Olive Oil, Garlic, well cooked Onions, Herbs …

  • Fish

    ‘Fitzroy’ Fish

    ‘Fitzroy’ is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne. It was 25 years ago, I went to a Spanish restaurant in Fitzroy with my colleagues, high school teachers. I had a fish dish and I loved it so much. I tried to figure out how it was cooked and scribbled a note on a piece of paper. …

  • Other Soup

    Bacon Egg & Tomato Soup

    ‘Bacon, Egg & Cheese’ is often said the greatest combination. I agree, but I think ‘Bacon, Egg & Tomato’ is also a great combination. This soup can be made in a few minutes and tastes much better than the instant cup soups, so stop buying instant soups and try this soup! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Tomatoes

    My ‘Goma-ae Sauce’ goes so well with many vegetables. I have tried even with Cucumbers, which was quite nice. This time, I was more ambitious. I made Tomatoes into ‘Goma-ae’ and my family was suspicious about this dish. I used Black Sesame Seeds to make the colour striking, and that was discouraging for them but …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Namban-zuke

    My mother used to make this dish always using fish called ‘Aji’ in Japanese. As ‘Aji’ is difficult to find in Australia, I often use Trevally or Mackerel family fish which have similar flavour and texture. However most fish are suitable for this dish. Sardines and Salmon are very nice, too. This time I used …

  • Beans & Peas Beef

    Chilli Con Carne

    I used to buy Maggi’s Chilli Con Carne spice mix to make this dish. But once I have learned what spices I need to make it, I don’t need pre-made spice mix. This dish is very simple to make. Sometimes I add extra Chilli or less Chilli, other spices like Oregano, more Tomatoes, a little …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Spicy Tofu, Tomato & Kimchi Salad

    In Japan, there is a tofu dish that is called ‘Hiyayakko’. It is basically chilled fresh tofu with various toppings of your choice. Popular toppings are grated ginger, ‘Katsuobushi’, shiso (perilla), finely chopped spring onion and soy sauce. This very healthy summer dish is a type of ‘Hiyayakko’. It is a good idea to serve …

  • Vegetables

    Helen’s Tomato Salad

    Helen is a good friend of our family. She and her husband often invite us for BBQ and one day we realised that Helen always makes this ‘Tomato Salad’. I copied her salad but I make it without Olive Oil. If you like Olive Oil, you can add it for extra flavour and nutrients, and …

  • Vegetables

    Baked Vegetables

    Do you like Ratatouille? I love it and used to cook it very often. But, since I started cooking this ‘Baked Vegetables’, I always prefer this dish. I use same ingredients, but the result is richer and more intense flavour, probably because the vegetables are baked in high heat. The amount of the vegetables is …

  • Potato Vegetables

    My Italian Potato Salad

    If you are Italian, you might say ‘this is not Italian Potato Salad!’ Well… I just created a potato salad with the ingredients that I think are Italian such as Italian herb mix and semi-dried tomatoes. This is my favourite potato salad and I like it more than My Family’s Potato Salad! Makes 4 Servings …

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