Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Chickpeas & Broccoli

    I first made this dish by accident. I made ‘Goma-ae’ Broccoli the other day. ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce, which is made of Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. I frequently make it using a variety of vegetables. However, this time, the sauce was too much for the …

  • Beans & Peas Fish

    Chickpeas & Salmon Cakes

    You don’t need to cook Potatoes to make these fish cakes. Using Canned Chickpeas and Canned Salmon, these healthy fish cakes are quick and easy to make. No need to coat them with Egg and Breadcrumbs either. If you want to make these fish cake more nutritious, you can add finely chopped Vegetables such as …

  • Beans & Peas Potato Vegetables

    Stewed Lentils & Chorizo

    I was supposed to be cooking Dahl (Lentil Curry) today. I decided to add Chorizo that I had in the fridge for a while. As I know Chorizo is Spanish and ‘Spanish’ suggested me to add Garlic and Paprika. I added Carrot and Potatoes as well. The dish ended up such a stew, but it …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame Mixed Beans Salad

    Frozen Edamame (Young Soy Beans) are available from many supermarket stores these days. Edamame is a great snack, and also a fantastic cooking ingredient. If you have never used Edamame for cooking before, Salad is the easiest option for you to try. I often mix Edamame with Canned Mixed Beans to make a salad. I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Beans & Peas

    Butter Bean Paste Stuffed Puffs

    I often use canned Butter Beans for sweets as the sweetened Butter Bean Paste tastes very similar to Japanese ‘Shiro-an’ (Sweet White Bean Paste). Just like Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste, it is a great filling for Buns, Rolls, Cakes and Pies. Today I added Cocoa, Sultanas and Walnuts, and simply sandwiched the mixture with …

  • Beans & Peas Tempura

    Nattō & Parsley Kakiage Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced ingredients. When I cook Tempura, I almost always end up having some leftover batter. Then I make ‘Kakiage’ to use up the batter. This ‘Nattō & Parsley Kakiage’ is a very unique one. Nattō lovers would enjoy it. Makes 2 …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas & Barley Salad

    I am very fond of Pearl Barley and use it for soups and salads, and I even stir-fry it. I often cook Pearl Barley using my rice cooker. Today I cooked it with Chickpeas. Of course, you can use canned Chickpeas and cook Pearl Barley in a saucepan. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Hash Brown Potatoes & Chickpeas

    I know Hash Browns are not very good for my health, but I love them. This is my attempt to make the ‘not-healthy’ food into ‘less-unhealthy’ food. I added Chickpeas to Hash Browns. To make them crispy, you need a reasonable amount oil to cook, but you can cook them like pancakes, if you don’t …

  • Beans & Peas Pork

    Pork, Chorizo & Black Bean Stew

    The other day I cooked my ‘Pork & Beans’ with just canned Tomatoes and Salt & Pepper for seasoning. The flavour was too bland and I decided to add Chorizo Sausage, and it instantly improved the flavour. Then I saw a picture of a Brazilian dish called ‘Feijoada’, that was almost identical to what I …

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Edamame & Fetta Cheese Salad

    Edamame, young Soy Beans, has become so popular and it is widely available in Australia. I often purchase Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods. Edamame Beans are absolutely versatile and can be used for so many dishes just like Frozen Peas. Today I simply mixed with Fetta Cheese, Cucumber and Avocado. This …

  • Beans & Peas Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Vegan Chilli Con Carne

    When I was planning a vegan Christmas lunch last year, I bought Dry Soy Meat at a local Asian grocery store. On the other day, I finally used it to make ‘Vegan Soy Meat Soboro Don’ and it was delicious. Today I tried another minced meat dish. It’s ‘Chilli Con Carne’. I knew it would …

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