Vegetables

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Garlic Cheese Cauliflower

    Since I discovered the pan-steaming method to cook Broccoli, and it is the best & easiest way to cook Broccoli, I tried to cook Cauliflower in the same way. It works but it seems I need a little more water for Cauliflower. Today I added grated Cheese. As the result was so good, I must …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Wombok & Pork

    It is getting cold in Melbourne. Winter vegetables have started appearing in the stores. When Wombok is in season, I always cook this dish. It’s super easy, comforting, nutritious and delicious. Season lightly to eat it as soup, or season fairly well if you want to pour it over rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 350g …

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    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

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    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

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    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • Vegetables

    Stir-fried ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon)

    My mother used to pickle a lot of Daikon in a very large container every year. She shared her ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) with our neighbours. The ‘Takuan’ gradually turned sour due to the fermentation, and they eventually became too sour to enjoy. She used to stir-fry those super-sour ‘Takuan’ with Sesame Oil. Once our neighbours …

  • Vegetables

    Easy ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon)

    Japanese pickled Daikon is called ‘Takuan’. My mother used to pickle Daikon in a huge bucket-like container every year. She would hang Daikon in the sun for a few weeks until dehydrated and wilted, then pickle them with a mixture of Salt, Rice Bran, Kombu (Kelp), and some Citrus Peels. She probably added ‘Kuchinashi’ (Cape …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Broccoli & Sausages

    I have been cooking Broccoli using a frying pan lately, and I can tell you that’s the best method to cook Broccoli. Better than boiling or steaming. You can find many Pan-fried Broccoli recipes on this website. When you cook Broccoli in a frying pan, adding extra Protein is easy. Today I added Smoked Sausages. …

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    Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ Asparagus

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is made of Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. Today I added Japanese Mayonnaise to it and I reduced the amount of Sugar. Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ sauce and Asparagus are a good match. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 bunch (150g) AsparagusSalt for cooking …

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    Pan-fried Leek with Sesame Oil

    I like grilled Spring Onion very much. I season it with a little bit of Salt or Soy Sauce. Have you tried it yet? You can see it at ‘Lazy Yakitori’ recipe page. I tried to cook Leek in the same way. I am glad I tried it. It was delicious. Perfect for drinking. Makes …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta Salad

    I used to make a pasta dish using these three ingredients, Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta. Many years ago, I had the pasta dish at a small cafe in Melbourne CBD. I fell in love with it, and I started making it. These days, I often leave out the pasta and make just the salad. …

  • Beef Curry Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Stewed Cabbage & Beef Mince

    Are you a fan of Japanese Curry Roux blocks? Those yummy Curry blocks are very versatile. You can easily make a sauce for steaks or roasts. They are great for stews and soups, too. Here is another quick and easy dish you can try with the Curry Roux blocks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 Cabbage …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Bacon Salad

    I love the crunchy texture of Red Cabbage. It is an antioxidant-rich vegetable that has a great mix of vitamins and minerals. Here is another way to enjoy it. This is a salad and you don’t cook Red Cabbage, but texture is as if stir-fried. Bacon adds umami and saltiness. It’s delicious and very CRUNCHY! …

  • Beef Vegetables

    My Family’s Bolognese Sauce

    ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ was my daughter’s favourite dish when she was a young child. This is the sauce I have been cooking for decades. I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, Chilli, Olives, etc. I use this sauce for Potato Chase Bake and Doria as well. Cook a large batch even though you need it …

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