Vegetables

  • Vegetables

    Celery Salad with Sesame Dressing

    The Sesame Dressing that I used for this salad is very versatile. It goes so well with many things. I wondered if the celery hater in my family would eat Celery if with this dressing. I don’t know if he enjoyed the salad, but he ate Celery, though he left a few slices on his …

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    Tabbouleh & Green Vegetables Salad

    Parsley has grown like a jungle in my herb garden. I decided to make Tabbouleh, so that I can use a lot of Parsley. I love Tabbouleh, but it is not very popular among my family members as they don’t like the overwhelming Parsley and Mint. So I added Green Vegetables they like, such as …

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    Sir-fried Wombok with Olive Oil, Garlic & Chilli

    I assume you love the fabulous combination of Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli. Many Vegetables can be cooked in this flavour. Today I cooked Wombok. You may wish to drizzle with some Soy Sauce for extra Umami when you serve. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *350 to 400g1 tablespoon Olive Oil2 cloves …

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    Instant Pickled Red Onion

    I looked for recipes for Quick Pickled Red Onion and I was disappointed with all of them. I don’t want to use a lot of Vinegar to pickle just 1 Onion. I don’t want to wait for several hours. Then, I ended up making this Instant Pickled Red Onion using a typical Japanese vinaigrette ‘Amazu’, …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Pasta Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

    Macaroni Salad is the most popular salad in Japan and I have my own recipe. It’s a lovely salad and I have been making it repeatedly for decades. The same Macaroni Salad again and again, and I wanted to make something different today. This is my American inspired Pasta Salad, but still tastes Japanese as …

  • Vegetables

    Chilli Butter Corn

    Butter & Soy Sauce is a great flavour for Corn and it is my favourite. Today I added Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) to the Butter & Soy Sauce. If you don’t have it, you can add Chilli Flakes OR other Chilli base sauce. Corn’s sweetness goes so well in this flavour. Makes 4 Servings …

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    Butter & Soy Sauce Brussels Sprouts

    Do your children hate Brussels Sprouts? Cook them in the flavour they love. Butter & Soy Sauce is a delicious combination everyone loves. Do you have Frozen Corn in the freezer? Then add some Corn as well, as Corn is great with Butter & Soy Sauce. You can add some Garlic and Chilli as well …

  • Cheese Vegetables

    Pan-fried Broccoli & Cheese

    This is a Broccoli version of my ‘Pan-fried Garlic Cheese Cauliflower’. To cook this dish, you only need a frying pan and a fitting lid. I believe pan-steam-frying is the best way to cook Broccoli. This dish is absolutely easy, quick, and delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large head Broccoli *cut into small florets, …

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    Oil-Free ‘Namasu’ Coleslaw

    ‘Namasu’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, most commonly Daikon and Carrot, that is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. I often crave for ‘Namasu’, particularly when I am physically tired. Today I didn’t have Daikon, so I used Cabbage. I added other vegetables as well. It’s ended up a coleslaw, but in the same …

  • Bread Chicken Vegetables

    Tacos with Curry Sauce

    My ‘Curry Sauce’ goes well with Steaks, Roasts, ‘Tonkatsu’ and ‘Chicken Katsu’, and many more, and it is easy to make using Japanese Curry Roux Blocks. Today I enjoyed Tacos with the Curry Sauce, just for a change. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Tortillas *OR FlatbreadsRoast Chicken *I bought it from a shop today. You may …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Okra Fritters

    Many Australian people where I am living now don’t eat Okra, OR probably they don’t know what Okra is. My No.1 Okra dish is definitely ‘Fried Okra’, that I fell in love with instantly when I was in Alabama many years ago. And this ‘Crunchy Okra Fritters’ is No. 2. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 10 …

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    Lettuce Salad with Basil Sumiso Dressing

    In the region in Japan where I grew up, there is a Lettuce called ‘Chisha’. ‘Chisha’ has the flavour and texture between Cos Lettuce and Butter Lettuce. My mother most frequently made ‘Chisha’ Salad with ‘Sumiso’, a sweet & sour Miso dressing. I use Cos Lettuce for this salad, and I add Basil to the …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Ponzu Salad

    Wombok is often called by a variety of different names. It’s called ‘Hakusai’ (白菜) in Japanese, but here in Australia, ‘Wombok’ is the common name. It is a hugely popular vegetable among many Asians. If you have never used it for cooking, try a simple salad. This salad is not bad at all. Makes 4 …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg with Sesame Oyster Sauce

    I often cook ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, a popular Japanese dish. My family members don’t complain about the same dish’s frequent appearance on the dinner table, but I feel bad about cooking the same thing again and again. I tried to season it differently. Japanese ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is seasoned with Soy Sauce and Sugar. Today I used …

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