Vegetables

  • Potato Vegetables

    Potato Chips (Crisps) Coleslaw

    Every time I use Potato Chips (Crisps) for cooking, I receive negative response from some people. Good quality Potato Chips are basically Fried Potato that is seasoned. Why can’t we use it for cooking? I have no problem about using it for Salads. ‘Carrot & Potato Chips Salad’ and ‘Spinach, Lettuce & Potato Chips Salad’ …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Avocado

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. Sesame Seeds need to be toasted, and Sugar and Soy Sauce are used to make the sauce. Depending on the vegetables that I use, I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Chilli. For Avocado, I highly recommend to add a little bit …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach ‘Namul’

    One of my favourite Spinach dishes is Japanese ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach. This is another favourite. ‘Namul’ is a Korean dish and it is very popular in Japan, too. Sesame Oil and Garlic are often used to season ‘Namul’. This dish can be prepared in the same way as ‘Goma-ae’. When I find a bunch of fresh …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot ‘Namul’

    Korean ‘Namul’ and Japan’s ‘Aemono’ are same type of dish, that is basically seasoned Vegetables. Sesame Oil is commonly used to season ‘Namul’. There are multiple methods to make Carrot ‘Namul’. Some people microwave Carrot, some people just add Salt and massage, but I have found stir-frying is the easiest and this method makes Carrot …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach Salad with Hummus Dressing

    I wanted to used up the leftover Hummus and made it into a salad dressing. Then I dressed Baby Spinach with the Hummus Dressing. For a colour, I also added Carrot. The salad was not bad, but it was lacking something. And the something was Onion!!! If you are not a fan of fresh Onion, …

  • Beef Chicken Pork Vegetables

    Oven-baked ‘Golubtsi’ Burgers

    These oven-baked patties are almost identical to the patties of Asa’s ‘Golubtsi’, which is described by Asa, a person who gave me the recipe, as a ‘lazy’ form of Cabbage Rolls. I named these patties ‘Golubtsi’ Burgers and I added Instant Oats instead of Cooked Rice and Breadcrumbs because my husband is currently trying not …

  • Vegetables

    Savoury Carrot Pancake

    Grated Carrot is often used for sweet pancakes. I tried to make a savoury pancake today. The pancake turned very sweet because Carrot turns sweet when cooked. Carrot might be more suitable for sweet pancakes, but this savoury pancake was actually delicious with Japanese Mayonnaise OR salty sauce such as Kimchi Flavoured Sauce. If you …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Stir-fried Iceberg Lettuce & Egg

    It is quite common that people struggle to use up a whole Iceberg Lettuce. You can’t eat Lettuce Salad day after day. I know many people never use it for cooking, but I often use it for soup and stir-fry, even for fried rice. Here is a very simple stir-fry dish you can try. It …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Konnyaku (Konjac) & Shiitake

    This is a very simple Japanese home-cooked dish. The main ingredients are Konnyaku (Konjac) and Shiitake Mushrooms. I often add extra ingredients such as Carrot, Daikon, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Japanese tubular shape fishcake), Chicken, OR etc. Today I added Carrot and Fish Balls. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 block (250g) Konnyaku (Konjac)25g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms1 …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Scrumptious Beef & Konnyaku (Konjac)

    The other day, someone cooked my ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac) and shared the photo of the dish, and that made me feel very nostalgic because the dish always makes me think about my grandmother. Today I cooked Konnyaku (Konjac) with Beef. The dish has similar flavour to ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac), but more complex. You got to …

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