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  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    Mexican Inspired Chicken Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice cooked with other ingredients and seasoning. Using a rice cooker, it is easy to cook. Today I added the spices that I use for ‘Chilli Con Carne’. It’s a Mexican inspired Takikomigohan. Chicken can be replaced with other meat such as Pork or Sausages, or Seafood is also …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Sushi

    Salad Chirashi-zushi

    ‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. This ‘Salad Chirashi-zushi’ is quite popular in Japan. You can add a variety of salad ingredients and decorate it as you like. If you want to prepare this dish for more than 4 servings, just cook more Sushi Rice and …

  • Beans & Peas Pork

    Pork, Chorizo & Black Bean Stew

    The other day I cooked my ‘Pork & Beans’ with just canned Tomatoes and Salt & Pepper for seasoning. The flavour was too bland and I decided to add Chorizo Sausage, and it instantly improved the flavour. Then I saw a picture of a Brazilian dish called ‘Feijoada’, that was almost identical to what I …

  • Curry Fish Takikomigohan

    Tuna Curry Takikomigohan

    If you are doing financially tough, stock Canned Tuna. You can cook loads of delicious and nutritious dishes with it. Have a look at the list of ingredients below. I believe most people have them all. This rice dish can be cooked with those staple ingredients and won’t cost much at all. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat Ragù

    To make Ragù, I usually use minced Beef OR minced Beef & Pork. However, from now on, Soy Meat (Soy Protein) could be another choice. This Vegan Ragù was so good. If you add more Vegetables and Mushrooms, it would taste even better. Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 100g Dry Soy Meat (Soy Protein) *Mince type2 …

  • 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 …

  • Beef Potato

    Potato & Bolognese Sauce Cheese Bake

    Have you got leftover Bolognese Sauce? Try this Potato Cheese Bake. It is super easy and you really don’t need a recipe to make it. Peel and cut Potatoes, boil them until soft, season with Salt & Pepper, cover with your leftover Bolognese Sauce and Cheese, then bake it. How simple is that? Makes 4 …

  • Beef Vegetables

    My Family’s Bolognese Sauce

    ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ was my daughter’s favourite dish when she was a young child. This is the sauce I have been cooking for decades. I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, Chilli, Olives, etc. I use this sauce for Potato Chase Bake and Doria as well. Cook a large batch even though you need it …

  • Takikomigohan

    Chicken, Garlic & Tomato Takikomigohan

    I often stir-fry Tomatoes with Garlic and season with Soy Sauce. I add Tofu or Eggs to it. That simple stir-fry dish is one of my family’s favourite dishes and it inspired me to cook this rice dish. As it was too tricky to cook Tofu or Eggs with rice, I added Chicken. The result …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Curry Pork Don

    Your Curry Powder is not only for Indian dishes. I use it for Japanese dishes a lot. Everyone loves Curry flavour and it is really good with Soy Sauce. This dish is based on my ‘Pork Shogayaki (Ginger Pork)’ recipe. Tomato adds extra sweetness and fruitiness to the flavour. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 200g thinly …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Spaghetti Puttanesca with Canned Mackerel

    I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti alla Puttanesca’. This dish is totally inspired by the famous Italian dish. I just added my favourite fish ‘Mackerel’ to it. I use all the common ingredients for the Puttanesca sauce, but they are also optional. If you don’t have Capers, you don’t need to add it. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Chicken Other Soup Pork

    Chilli Con Carne Soup

    I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño. Makes …

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