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  • Vegetables

    Kale Apple Almond Salad

    The Kale in my veggie garden, which I sowed the seeds eleven months ago, is now finally close to the end of season. I have created several new Kale recipes this season and this is one of the best. I am quite sure many children who hate Kale would enjoy this salad. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Watercress Salmon Salad with Wasabi Dressing

    I love the peppery taste of Watercress. Whenever I find fresh watercress in a shop, it’s hard to resist buying a bunch. This salad is not for children. The Watercress is peppery, and Radish and Red Onion are also peppery, and even Wasabi is added to the dressing. Fresh Wasabi is preferable, but it’s impossible …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Cold Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon Whole-grain Mustard Salad

    ‘Daikon Carrot Namasu’ is one of my all time favourite ‘ae-mono’, a type of salad. The sweet and sour dressing goes very well with Daikon. Whole-grain mustard can add extra flavour to the sweet and sour dressing. You may wish to add some other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Mizuna or Sprouts. The traditional Japanese …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

    One of the most common ‘Ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, dressings is called ‘Sanbai-zu’ which is made with Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar and Sugar. Based on this dressing, I added Peanut Butter to create this Kale salad. My husband and son don’t like Kale, but they enjoy this salad even though Kale is uncooked. …

  • Potato Vegetables

    My Italian Potato Salad

    If you are Italian, you might say ‘this is not Italian Potato Salad!’ Well… I just created a potato salad with the ingredients that I think are Italian such as Italian herb mix and semi-dried tomatoes. This is my favourite potato salad and I like it more than My Family’s Potato Salad! Makes 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Asian Fried Noodle Slaw

    My husband’s aunt told me about her amazing discovery of Asian Fried Noodle Salad. She even gave me a bag of the fried noodles. The recipe was on the bag of the noodles but I found it too sweet. So I create my own dressing for the salad. I used a bag of ready-to eat …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Colourful Black Bean Salad

    My family eat more beans and less meat these days. I often make bean salads and this is one of my favourites. I tried some different beans for this salad and I think Black Beans work best. When combined with colourful vegetables, the black colour of beans is quite striking. This salad is also nice …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Four Beans Salad

    This is my favourite salad and it’s ‘Super Easy’ to make. I sometimes feel craving for it. That’s why I always stock some tins of four beans in my pantry. Other essential ingredients are fresh crunchy Carrot and Cucumber, and Japanese Mayonnaise. This can be a great side dish, but it also can be a …

  • Potato Vegetables

    My Family’s Potato Salad

    My family’s Potato Salad recipe has been handed down from my grandmother to my mother and to myself and to my daughter. It is nearly a century old recipe as old as our favourite Kewpie Mayonnaise. This salad is great for sandwiches, especially with toasted bread. Makes Enough for 4 Ingredients Large Potatoes 4Carrot 1Cucumber …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Beef Tataki

    ‘Tataki’ refers to Beef or Fish that is lightly seared over high heat using a grid, leaving the center very rare. Cooking ‘Beef Tataki’ in the proper way is quite demanding. But my recipe is easy. Some people cook Beef in the oven, but I use a frying pan. This dish is quite easy to …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame Salad

    Harusame are the noodles made from potato starch or mung bean starch. Low in calories and great for salad and soup. This dish is something we always crave for when weather is warmer.It’s so refreshing and yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Harusame Noodles1/2 to 1 Cucumber1 Carrot4 slices Ham2 Large Eggs *make thin omelettes …

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