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…

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…

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…

Greedy Pasta

If you really have to choose one, which one do you choose: Tomato sauce pasta or cream sauce pasta?  I know, it’s so hard to choose, and I’m aware that I just dropped a bomb to take you to the huge debate. So now, let’s just compromise the idea and go back to the beautiful…

Lacto-OVO version Spaghetti Carbonara

Happy National Carbonara Day! Did you know, today 4/6 is the day to enjoy the popular Italian pasta dish: Carbonara! Some burden to be on a vegetarian diet: some dishes can’t be exactly traditional.  As I am trying to be a vegetarian, I stopped eating meat and feeling no problem having a fridge without any…