Nutty White Chocolate Rusk

Happy National White Chocolate Day! Did you know, today 9/22 is the day to enjoy white chocolate! So I have a confession to make. Even though today’s the celebration day for white chocolate, I’m making treat of the day by using leftover.  My picky eater dinner buddy abandoned white chocolate chips from a mixed nuts…

Baked Apple & Sweet Potatoes

Happy Moon Festival! Did you know, today 9/21 is the day to look at beautiful moon at night! As long as it’s a festival, we need some yummy treats to fully enjoy the day. Last year was brown sugar milk bun and this year I want to have a treat made with apples and sweet…

Vegan Zucchini Boat

So when people cook something, the cook may think whether the food is exactly the same as the one they made last time. If so, they’d think about how to look/taste them differently to attract people’s eyes to encourage their appetite because the cooks always want to see “wow” from the guest.    Zucchini boats…

Roasted Eggplant Miso Ginger Sauce

Since eggplant is in its season, it’s a good idea to enjoy it on your dining table. I see some people grow eggplant on their own, but my tiny balcony is packed with herbs already. Someday I’ll grow them but until then, the produce section at my local grocery is my future image of my…

Crunchy Brown Sugar Kinako Nuts

Happy National Trail Mix Day! Did you know, today 8/31 is the day to appreciate our go-to snack when we are on hiking trails!  I’m a hiking lover, so almost every weekend I bring some nuts for snacks. As you can imagine, I also enjoy trail mix at home too and I sometimes notice I…

Baked Falafel

The thing I like about living in the US is that even in a small kitchen comes with an oven. Japanese apartments are known as being so small, sometimes referred as rabbit hutch. As a result, having an oven is considered as a luxury in the kitchen. My dinner buddy and I move a lot,…