cucumber

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    Sushi Rice Bowl

    This is my favourite hot day dish, that I often prepare for my family on a very hot day and I don’t want to cook anything. My kitchen has a large window that is facing west, and the kitchen can get extremely hot. While it is still not too hot, I prepare Sushi Rice and …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Seasoned Kombu (Kelp), Cucumber & Tuna

    The product of thinly sliced Kombu (Kelp) that looks like coated with Salt is sometimes called ‘Shio Kombu’ (塩昆布), Salted Kombu, in Japanese. The Kombu is most likely seasoned with Soy Sauce and Mirin. The salty Seasoned Kombu can be mixed with Rice OR Vegetables to make a variety of dishes. You really don’t need …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Soy Bean Salad with Miso Wasabi Sauce

    Soy Bean Salad is very versatile and you can season it with any sauce you like. ‘Crispy Chilli Oil’ and ‘Gochujang Mayo Dressing’ are really delicious. Today I used Japanese seasonings, that are Miso and Wasabi. I know many people don’t enjoy the spiciness of Wasabi. Add only a small amount, so that you will …

  • Beans & Peas

    Soy Bean Salad with Gochujang Mayo Dressing

    Please use Boiled Soy Beans OR Edamame Beans (Young Soy Beans) for this salad. Crunchy Vegetables are suitable for this salad as the Boiled Soy Beans and Edamame Beans are crunchy. You can season this salad with your favourite dressing, but today I used the same Gochujang Mayo Dressing that I used for ‘Cabbage & …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Soy Bean Salad with Crispy Chilli Oil

    I often make this simple salad with ‘Ponzu’. Today I used leftover Boiled Soy Beans, but sometimes I use Edamame Beans. The other day I added Crispy Chilli Oil that I have been crazy about, and I was totally impressed with the improvement in the flavour. Crispy Chilli Oil makes anything taste better. I used …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Spicy Cucumber & Abura-age

    I have been crazy about ‘Lao Gan Ma’ brand Crispy Chilli Oil lately. I am using it for very many things. It seems it is not spicy enough for some people, but probably that’s the reason why I enjoy it so much. Today I mixed it with ‘Ponzu’ to make a sauce and dressed Cucumber …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Soy Beans & Tuna Mayo Salad

    I made this salad based on my ‘Tuna Mayo & Mixed Beans Salad’ replacing Mixed Beans with Boiled Soy Beans and Corn Kernels. The mixture of Tuna and Mayonnaise goes well with anything, but I like to mix it with crunchy Vegetables. Crunchy Boiled Soy Beans are perfect. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Cheese Vegetables

    Cucumber & Cream Cheese with Crispy Chilli Oil

    Crispy Chilli Oil is now one of my Must-Haves. It’s not very hot, that’s why I can enjoy it very much with anything. ‘Crispy Chilli Oil Chicken’ can be made instantly by mixing some leftover Cooked Chicken and Crispy Chilli Oil. This ‘Cucumber & Cream Cheese’ is the same. I just mixed Cucumber and Cream …

  • Vegetables

    Mashed Cauliflower Salad

    Japanese style Potato Salad is made with mashed Potato. This is a healthy version of the same salad made with mashed Cauliflower. It looks like Potato Salad but the texture and the flavour are of course very different, as Mashed Potato and Mashed Cauliflower are totally different. It is a healthier alternative for those who …

  • Vegetables

    White Parts of Watermelon & Cucumber Salad

    When I serve Watermelon to my family, I always cut the red parts into bite-size pieces, and the white parts (with some pink parts) go to the compost. You know the white parts are actually edible and have similar texture to Cucumber. Today I dressed the white parts and Cucumber with sweet and sour Sesame …

  • Vegetables

    Overnight Pickled Vegetable Sticks

    I love Pickled Vegetables and I often snack them. However, store-bought Pickled Vegetables are often too sour and too salty for snacking. That’s why I make these Overnight Pickled Vegetable Sticks. I pack a small jar with Vegetable sticks, pour the pickle brine, and leave it in the fridge overnight. They are ready to enjoy …

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