Brown Rice Sushi

Brown Rice Sushi

These Brown Rice Sushi rolls with cucumber, asparagus, and crab sticks are a healthier alternative to regular white rice sushi. They are just as tasty.

Chirashi zushi

Chirashi zushi

Easy and delicious Chirashi zushi topped with nori, shredded egg, tofu pockets, seasoned mushrooms, sliced green beans, lox, and fish roe.

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Quick, easy, and tasty Miso Soup with wakame (seaweed), tofu, and green onions. Step-by-step instructions included for homemade dashi stock in related post.

Smelt and Shiso Rolls

Hosomaki – Thin Sushi Rolls

Siblings can be so similar and yet so different. This is true also of maki (sushi rolls). You have met Futomaki, the fat younger brother. Today, you will get to meet the thinner elder brother, Hosomaki. They both have the same nori (seaweed) wrapping on the outside and a layer of vinegared rice on the…

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Lox, Avocado, and Cucumber Rolls

Futomaki – Thick Sushi Rolls

In the last decade, sushi has successfully penetrated American food culture. It has appeared in potlucks, picnics, buffets, and all manner of social gatherings. It has also taken its place in the deli section of many grocery stores in providing a gluten-free and healthy option. In short, sushi has come of age in America.

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!

Buta Nabe (Pork Miso Hot Pot)

Buta Nabe (Pork Miso Hot Pot)

The temperature dipped to the twenties this past weekend and the snow came sooner than expected. We were out shopping at the mall when the snow started to fall. We quickly made our final purchases and scrambled home. Come Sunday morning, there were three inches of white pristine snow on the ground. We woke up…

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Asuka Nabe

Asuka Nabe

Not too long ago, I chance upon this book, Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style at our local library. It is a very interesting book with a glimpse into the daily lives of the Japanese people in the countryside, far away from the fast-paced, high-tech modern cities we so often associate Japan with. The pictures…

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Matcha Ice Cream

Matcha Ice Cream

Treat family and friends to some delicious homemade green tea or matcha ice cream. This simple recipe is eggless and uses Japanese powdered green tea.

Tau Sar Bao (Steamed Red Bean Paste Buns)

Tau Sar Bao and Matcha Anpan

Soft, white Tau Sar Bao with red bean paste filling makes a delicious breakfast or snack. Add some powdered green tea to make Matcha Anpan.