Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas

    Scrumptious Fried Edamame (Soy Beans)

    Here is another great dish for drinking. Of course it is great with freshly cooked rice, too. You can use Canned Soy Beans, but I like crunchy Edamame Beans better. The coating of Potato Starch is the key to the scrumptiousness. Do not omit it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Edamame (Young Soy Beans) …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Broad Beans & Potato Salad

    Broad Beans lovers should try this Potato Salad. Fresh Broad Beans are the best, but Frozen Broad Beans are perfectly suitable for this salad. You can add as much Broad Beans as you want. This salad can be a good sandwich filling, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 to 3 Potatoes *about 500g, peeled and …

  • Beans & Peas Fish Vegetables

    Snow Peas, Edamame & Tuna Salad

    I had never eaten uncooked Snow Peas until I tried it in Australia. I instantly fell in love with the Australian juicy Snow Peas. If the Snow Peas in your country need to be cooked, just blanch them as they should be crunchy in this salad. I definitely won’t cook them. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beans & Peas Egg

    Edamame & Egg Salad

    This salad is perfect for sandwich filling. I didn’t like the egg salad sandwich for a long time until I made this egg salad. This ‘Edamame & Egg Salad’ tastes like my Tartar Sauce, and the crunchy Edamame (young soy beans) are so good. If you can’t find Edamame where you live, Peas can be …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Chicken Other Soup Pork

    Chilli Con Carne Soup

    I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Broad Bean Dip

    All Broad Bean lovers should try this delicious dip. Fresh Broad Beans are lovely, but Frozen Broad Beans can be used. Nice crusty bread or grilled flat bread would be perfect with this dip. Makes About 1 Cupful Ingredients 1 heaped cupful Broad Beans flesh *tough skin removed1/2 clove Garlic *finely choppedWater1/2 to 1 tablespoon …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Kinako Butter

    If you can’t eat Peanut Butter or other nut spread because of allergy, this might be a good alternative. If you are interested in health benefit of Soy Beans, you should try it. ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. It is very popular in Japan, and used for many dishes, especially sweets. Most …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Kinako Candies

    ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. Most Asian grocery stores sell it. I bought it from a Daiso store. ‘Kinako’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. These candies are traditionally made with ‘Kinako’ and starch syrup called ‘Mizuame’, which is similar to corn syrup. This is a very old Japanese sweet. …

  • Beans & Peas Bread

    Chickpea Bread

    I had some leftover Buttermilk that I wanted to use up. I decided to bake Cornbread, but I used raw Chickpeas instead of Cornmeal. The result was so good and now I want to share with everyone how I made it. Cake Tin I used 20cm Square Tin Ingredients 1 cup Dry Chickpeas *soaked in …

  • Beans & Peas

    Edamame Mochi

    ‘Mame Mochi’ is slightly salted Mochi (pounded steamed Glutenous Rice) mixed with, most commonly, Black Soy Beans. This type mochi is usually formed into large logs and sliced later. When the slices of ‘Mame Mochi’ are toasted, they smell so good and taste wonderful. Well… it is not easy to make. So, I tried to …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Azuki & Carrot Salad

    ‘Azuki’ are small red beans and most commonly used to make sweets in Japan. However, they can be used for savoury dishes as well. I often cook them with Rice. Because Azuki are small and cook fairly quickly, they don’t need to be soaked over night, and it’s easy to use for many dishes. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Takikomigohan

    Lentils Rice With Sautéed Onion

    I cook rice almost everyday. Thanks to the rice cooker, it is easy to do. When I cook rice with beans, most beans need to be pre-cooked. Even ‘Auzuki’ Red Beans, that are very small, need to be pre-cooked when cooked with rice such as ‘Sekihan’. However, Lentils don’t require pre-cooking as they can be …

  • Beans & Peas Chicken

    Chicken & Beans

    On the other day I cooked ‘Pork & Beans’, but replacing Pork with Chicken, and it was delicious. If you don’t eat Pork with any reasons, you may wish to try this ‘Chicken & Beans’. I added more Vegetables and Tabasco, and this dish turned out absolutely divine!!! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Thigh …

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