Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas Tempura

    Broad Beans Tempura

    It’s springtime in Melbourne. At a local green grocer, I saw fresh Broad Beans that were quite large, and I couldn’t resist buying them. I often use fresh Broad Beans for salads and pasta dishes, but today I made them into Tempura. It takes time to prepare Broad Beans, but I enjoy doing that because …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Lentil Salad

    Canned Beans are very handy to stock in the pantry. Using them, a nice salad like this one can be made very easily. You may wish to cook Lentils by yourself as it doesn’t take long to cook them. I still enjoy using Canned Lentils. Today I used Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Carrot, Red Capsicum and …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Tuna Mayo & Mixed Beans Salad

    The mixture of Canned Tuna, Japanese Mayonnaise and a little bit of Soy Sauce is delicious, and it can be used for a variety of dishes, particularly for salads. I often mix Edamame Beans (young Soy Beans) with it, but today I added Canned Mixed Beans as well. It turned out a delicious and nutritious …

  • 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 …

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