spinach

  • Halloween

    Halloween Zombie Bento

    In the Halloween season last year, I made ‘Zombie Cookies’. It was great fun making those Zombie faces with cookie dough. This year, I decided to make Zombie Bento (a packed lunch). This Bento has been inspired by Chicken Soboro Don. I used Beef Mince instead of Chicken Mince, but you can use other Minced …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Tuna & Spinach Doria

    ‘Doria’ dish is my first choice to cook when I have leftover cooked rice. Using a canned Tuna and a bag of Baby Spinach, which is ready to use, this comforting and delicious ‘Doria’ is easy to prepare. Tuna and Spinach are a good combination indeed. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Cooked Rice *warmed30g …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta Salad

    I used to make a pasta dish using these three ingredients, Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta. Many years ago, I had the pasta dish at a small cafe in Melbourne CBD. I fell in love with it, and I started making it. These days, I often leave out the pasta and make just the salad. …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi & Sweet Potato Salad

    On the other day, when I shared my ‘Kimchi Potato’ recipe on my Facebook page, a Canadian man posted his comment that he loved Kimchi & Sweet Potato. He also posted a photo of a dish of Kimchi & Sweet Potato that he cooked. That photo inspired me to make this recipe. Kimchi & Sweet …

  • Sushi

    Colourful Sushi Rice Rolls

    For decorative Sushi Rolls, the Rice is often coloured with various ingredients such as Egg for Yellow and Salmon for pink. Decorative Sushi Rolls are not easy to make, but this one is easy and even young children can roll. You may wish to roll with some filling. See the picture below. Makes 5 to …

  • Egg Mazegohan Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Mazegohan

    I often cook fried rice with Spinach and Egg. It is not easy to cook 4 servings at a time. Then I tried to mix all up in a large mixing bowl. It’s a ‘Mazegohan’. It worked perfectly. Quick, easy, delicious & nutritious, that’s all I want. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Hijiki Salad

    I recently received a question about how Hijiki can be cooked. Hijili is a blackish coloured Sea Vegetable. In Japan, it is used for many dishes. Most commonly it is simmered in Dashi Stock seasoned with Soy Sauce, with Soy Beans, Tofu products, or Vegetables such as Carrot. But, Hijiki can be added to Salad. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl

    Off-cuts or already diced Salmon are cheaper than good-looking fillets, and they are perfectly suitable for this dish. Using ready-to-use Baby Spinach, I don’t need to wash or cut anything, and this ‘Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl’ can be made in 5 minutes. Another super easy meal. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 150g Salmon *cut into bite-size …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Spinach, Lettuce & Potato Chips Salad

    Believe it or not, my ‘Carrot & Potato Chips Salad’ is one of the most accessed salad recipes on this website. I think Potato Chips (Crisps) is an underestimated salad ingredient. Many people add Croutons. Why not Potato Chips? Please choose good quality REAL Potato Chips. Do not use heavily processed potato-based chips. Makes 4 …

  • Sushi

    Soboro Mixed Inari-zushi

    In Japan, when we make Inari-zushi, that is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu), we often mix some extra ingredients with Sushi Rice. Common ingredients are hard to find where I live, so I mixed ‘Soboro’ made with Chicken Mince or Pork Mince. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 cups (180ml cup) Japanese …

  • Bread Cheese Egg

    Quick & Toasty Bacon Quiche

    If you want to eat Cheesy Quiche for late breakfast or lunch, this ‘Quick & Toasty Bacon Quiche’ can be cooked in 15 minutes. You don’t need the oven. All you need is a frying pan. Absolutely easy to cook and delicious! Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 thick slice Bread *about 2.5cm thick1 to 2 …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Spinach & Wakame Harusame Salad

    One of my family’s TOP 3 warm day dishes is ‘Harusame Salad’. Cucumber is an essential ingredient to make it, but I didn’t have it when I craved it on the other day. So I used totally different ingredients with same flavour dressing. The result was brilliant! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 100g Harusame Noodles2 tablespoons …

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