vegetables

  • Beef Chicken Lamb Pork Vegetables

    Meat Loaf With Loads Of Vegetables

    My son didn’t eat vegetables when he was young. I used to make Hamburger Steaks with lots and lots of vegetables finely chopped up and mixed with minced meat. That way he ate any vegetables without knowing he was eating them. This mixture can be formed into round patties and cooked in a frying pan, …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • 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 …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Green Rice Soup

    Leftover cooked rice that has turned dry and hard like sand grains. What do you cook with it? Rice soup is a good option. Try this Green Rice Soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The key ingredients are Edamame (Young Soy Beans) and Nori. Soft Tofu or Egg can be added. Makes …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    I keep a bag of frozen Squid Rings in my freezer, simply because I like Squid. Using them, this rice bowl dish can be prepared very quickly. I try to add a lot of vegetables. It’s a very satisfying and nutritious meal. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 100g Squid Rings1/4 Onion *thinly sliced1 to 2 Cabbage …

  • Other Soup Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Low-Calorie Hot & Sour Noodle Soup

    This ‘Hot & Sour Soup’ is low in calories, though it is packed with good nutrients. With Noodles, it can be a very filling & healthy meal. If you are trying to lose weight, I recommend Konjac Noodles. They are called ‘Shirataki’ OR ‘Itokonnyaku’ in Japanese, but they are widely available these days as Konjac …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    ‘Champon’ Spaghetti Soup

    ‘Champon’ is a Japanese word that means ‘a mixture of various items’, but most commonly it means a dish of Chinese Style Noodles served in hot soup with stir-fried Pork, Seafood and a variety of Vegetables. I believe the most famous one is ‘Nagasaki Champon’, that originated in Nagasaki. You can cook this delicious dish …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Macaroni & Beef Mince

    I wonder how many times I have cooked this dish. When my children were young, my husband was frequently away from home and I was like a single parent. After a terribly busy every day, dinner needed to be quick, easy and nutritious. This life-saver dish is so easy to prepare and my children loved …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Frittata Cheese Bake

    This is the dish of ‘Okonomiyaki’, Frittata and Pizza combined. The base is Frittata, that contains a lot of shredded Cabbage just like ‘Okonomiyaki’, and it is baked like Pizza with cheese and toppings of your choice. This time I used Kransky sausages. It tastes brilliant and you can eat a lot of vegetables. Makes …

  • Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Chicken Miso Nabe

    This ‘Nabe’ dish appeared on my family’s dinner table quite often when I was a little girl, though Chicken Fillets were not in the pot. Instead, my mother used Chicken Guts, Livers, Giblets and other mysterious parts of chicken. They were not appealing to me and I was picking up only Cabbage and Nira (Garlic …

  • Soba Vegetables

    Soba Salad with Sesame Flavoured Sauce

    Japanese people, when they are travelling overseas, often crave ‘Zaru Soba’, Soba noodles with dipping sauce, with some reasons. How about Japanese people living overseas? Of course we do!!! Dry ‘Soba’ noodles are commonly available in Australia, and ‘Zaru Soba’ can be a perfect lunch on a hot summer day. However, just noodles can’t be …

  • Soba Vegetables

    Green ‘Cha-Soba’ Noodle Salad

    These green-coloured noodles are called ‘Cha-Soba’. They are green because ground green tea leaves are mixed with buckwheat and wheat flour. But you can hardly taste the green tea. This extremely healthy-looking salad should be all green, and that means you can add anything green. The dressing is not quite green but green Wasabi paste …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Lamb

    ’Jingisukan’ Lamb Rice Bowl

    In Japan, mutton BBQ in ‘Yakiniku’ style is called ’Jingisukan (Genghis Khan)’ which is totally different from Mongolian Mutton BBQ. Use commonly available lamb meat to create this scrumptious rice bowl dish. As the lamb meat is strongly seasoned, stir-fried vegetables should be very lightly seasoned. This dish can be enjoyed without rice of course, …

  • 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 …

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