Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin

Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin

Fragrantly delicious and “addicting” Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Great as a snack or side dish.

Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto

Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto

Make a light and incredibly tasty salad or meal with this Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto. It is perfect for those on a gluten free diet.

Kabocha Cranberry Brown Rice Couscous

Kabocha Cranberry Brown Rice Couscous

This light and fluffy Kabocha Cranberry Brown Rice Couscous is gluten free and vegan. It is delicious served with a stew or as a stand-alone dish.

Zucchini and Egg Fried Rice

Zucchini and Egg Fried Rice

This quick and easy Zucchini and Egg Fried Rice can be made in 20 minutes. It is much tastier and healthier than the take-out.

Pumpkin Pakoras

Pumpkin Pakoras

Golden Pumpkin Pakoras coated with chickpea flour, garam masala, chili powder, ground turmeric, and cumin seeds. They are crispy crunchy and gluten free.

Spiral Vegetable Tian

Spiral Vegetable Tian

Tasty and eye catching Spiral Vegetable Tian using summer’s bounty from the farmer’s market. These individual servings are sufficient for a light lunch.

Hōtō Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot)

Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot)

Warm and comforting Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot) with kabocha squash, thinly sliced pork, napa cabbage and tofu. Perfect for the cooler months!

Spiced Rice and Squash

Spiced Rice and Squash

Here in North America, we are blessed with many varieties of squashes. Pumpkin, butternut, and acorn squashes are mainstays. Of these, my favorite is the butternut squash and remain to this day, although there are new contenders vying for that spot now. I was reluctant to try what appeared to me as odd and weird…

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A cart full of squashes

Squash Galore and a Visit from the Fairy Hobmother

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely one. The weather was just gorgeous and the fall colors were at their best. It was great to be outdoors doing a little yard work and cycling. Ro-Ri San and I cycled to the farmer’s market several miles from our home. It was…

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Steamed Kabocha Cake

Steamed Kabocha Cake

A tender steamed cake made with light and fluffy kabocha squash, raisins, and walnuts. It is delicious served with fresh fruits and green tea.

Simmered Kabocha Squash

Simmered Kabocha Squash

Simmered Kabocha Squash in soy sauce, dashi, and mirin is a simple side dish that may be eaten at room temperature. It is great for the lunchbox.

Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin

Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin

Warm and delicious Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin with mixed dried fruits and spices. It makes a lovely presentation and is perfect for the holidays.