Mushroom Yuzu Pasta

Happy National Mushroom day!  Did you know, today 10/15 is the day to appreciate mushrooms and enjoy them!  While being familiar with the canned one, I’ve never seen fresh white or cremini mushroom until I came to the US. Until then, I loved eating shiitake mushroom or shimeji mushroom, and I was taught that I…

Ginger Salt Fried Noodle

Happy National Noodle day! Did you know, today 10/06 is the day for those who love noodles! So who’s a noodle lover here? It’s a day for you!   I love all kinds of noodles. Soup noodles, fried noodles, noodle salad, pasta…there are so many and each noodle from every cuisine is so unique and…

Eggplant Gratin Boat

Happy Friday! Welcome, another weekend is coming! And did you know, tomorrow is a special day for us who like cooking because tomorrow 9/24 is National Cooking Day!    Looking back on my life, cooking and I have a close relationship. I started to help my mom cook, especially when our dinner was fried food…

Edamame Pasta

There is always edamame when we are drinking, but never the main dish.  When drinking alcohol, especially almost frozen beer on summer days, people prefer to eat edamame a lot, but can you name edamame dishes as the main course of your meal?  I couldn’t until I met this recipe. The cute light green is…

Tomato Soba with Jelly Sauce

When it gets summer, what I see on my dining table at lunchtime is cold soba! Soba is easy and quick to make, and flavors, toppings combinations are infinite, so soba lets me open up the door for the culinary journey.    Last year I enjoyed a similar dish with Mexican squash, but this year…

Mac n Cheese

Happy National Mac n Cheese Day! Did you know, today 7/14 is the day to enjoy the American Soul Food: Mac n cheese!  When I arrived in the US, I was surprised that they were kids’ meals. After more than 10 years later, I was surprised again to hear that they are the typical side…