Happy National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday! Taco Quiche

Happy National Taco Day! Coincidentally this year’s National Taco Day falls on Tuesday, so let’s celebrate both National Taco Day and Happy Taco Tuesday all at once!   The first time I tried taco was after I came to the US. In my home country of Japan, tortillas were super rare finds that only special…

Let’s Say Yay to No-Waste Cooking! Crispy Salmon Skin Hand Roll

Happy International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste! Today is a very important day to look back at how we are doing to keep this beautiful planet.    In Japanese schools, the exact same menu is served to not only students but also teachers, school nurses, janitors and of course, cooks. They eat…

Happy National Fried Rice Day! Takana(高菜) Pickles Fried Rice

Happy National Fried Rice Day! Today is the day to enjoy this versatile, perfect for cleaning up the fridge.    Whenever I have leftover rice from the previous dinner, they pretty much transform into fried rice for lunch. Usually I use diced onions, carrots, and seasoned with ginger and garlic with a sprinkle of salt…

This week is Truly for Chocolate Lovers! Berry Chocolate Milkshake

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Attention all chocoholics like me, this week has started so wonderfully and this festive vibes continues because tomorrow, 9/13, is International Chocolate Day, and coming Wednesday, 9/14, is National Food is Medicine Day(you know chocolate is not only good for our health but for our soul too!!) So, 2 food…

Happy Fri-Yay in Potato Month! Curry Fries & Mint Yogurt Dip

September is National Potato Month, so in this happy Fri-Yay-Friday, how about flavor bursting fries with refreshing herby mint yogurt dip?    The crunchy fried light bites are always welcome on any occasion. It’s good for a snack or as a part of bar food on the side of a glass of drink. I usually…