capsicum

  • Vegetables

    Baked Red Capsicum

    Vegetable prices are rising lately. The other day I saw a bag of wonky Red Capsicums at a local green grocer, and it was cheap. Of course, I bought one. Wonky Vegetables taste the same, you know. I was a little tired today and I couldn’t bother doing any extra work to cook the wonky …

  • Fish Yakisoba

    Canned Mackerel Yakisoba

    I thank whoever started making Canned Mackerel. Such a wonderful food product, lasts long in the pantry, ready to use anytime, and absolutely versatile and delicious. Today I used it for Yakisoba, Japanese style stir-fried Noodles. Some people say Mackerel has strong fishy smell. I suggest to add some Curry Powder to it so that …

  • Other Soup

    Easy Borscht

    The most famous Ukrainian dish is definitely ‘Borscht’. There are many variations as it is cooked in many different countries. They say every region in Ukraine has its own ‘Borscht’. This soup is so famous and even I often cook it in Melbourne, Australia, and I am Japanese. Today I served ‘Borscht’ with ‘Pampushky’, Ukrainian …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Spicy Chicken & Harusame Salad

    ‘Harusame Salad’ is one of the most popular summer dishes among my family members. This is a spicy version of it as I add Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) to the dressing. Lean Chicken is more suitable than Ham to this spicy salad. You can serve this dish with freshly cooked Rice, but this dish …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Red Capsicum

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. I have shared many ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on this website, and they are very popular. The amount of Sugar to add to the sauce needs to be altered depending on the ingredients. Red Capsicum turns very sweet when cooked. I believe we need …

  • Beef Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Stir-fried Beef & Harusame

    The thin noodles made from Potato starch or Mung Bean starch are called ‘Harusame’ in Japanese, but there are many different names in different countries. Many people pre-cook these noodles when stir-fry, but it is unnecessary. I don’t pre-cook them. Soak them in water while you are preparing other ingredients. The rehydrated ‘Harusame’ noodles can …

  • Yakisoba

    Curry Flavoured Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, but it is commonly seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. Yakisoba Sauce is available from many Asian grocery stores, but you can make your own Yakisoba Sauce. Today I added Curry Powder, that goes well with this sauce. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat & Cabbage Miso Stir-fry

    When you use fillet type Soy Meat (Soy Protein) for stir-fry, you must marinate them. Otherwise, Soy Meat fillets would be bland and dry. This is the dish I usually cook with thinly sliced Pork. I only use a very small amount Oil when I cook this dish with Pork, but I needed to add …

  • Curry Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat Curry

    Mice type Soy Meat (Soy Protein) is perfect for my ‘Clean-Up-Fridge Curry’. I usually use minced Beef or Pork, but this is a really good Vegan alternative. My meat-loving husband would’t notice this is Soy Meat curry. The recipe is almost identical, but you need to add more liquid as Soy Meat is quite dry …

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