Creamy Tomato Basil Quiche

Have you built your Holiday party feast menu yet?    My dinner buddy’s company provides all employees either a whole turkey or a couple of field roasts with their preference, but he didn’t RSVP’d this year…again! So I need to think about what food can add festive vibes to my dining table on Thanksgiving, and…

Spicy Eggplant Noodle

Would you like your noodles(I’m talking about Asian noodles, not pasta here) to be with soup or without soup?   I usually have a generous amount of soup with them because in that way I can get more water intake to stay hydrated, but sometimes I want to have soup-less noodles.    I had some…

Mickey Mouse Shaped Ube Pancake

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!    As well as animation from Studio Ghibli, I and my dinner buddy love Disney animation. He was born and grew up in LA so it’s not surprising for him to be obsessed with them, and to me growing up in Japan and the US, Disney animation plays not only entertainment…

Nutty Cinnamon Apple Roll

Happy National Homemade Bread Day! Attention bakers, it’s a day to bake and enjoy your signature bread!    I’m still a beginner baker so baking homemade bread is still challenging to me. Kneading? Yes, that makes my arms sore the next day. Does my dough rise perfectly? Well I need help from warm water and…

Instant Yakisoba Bun

Happy International Fast Food Day! Let’s enjoy unhealthy(maybe) yet promised guilty pleasure food!   Who misses summer!? Even though it ended a few months ago, I feel like it was such a long time ago in this freezing room!  Let’s imagine a bright sun warming up everything under it. You get thirsty easily and you…

Tofu Lettuce Wrap

Happy National Clean Your Fridge Day!  Do you know what’s in your fridge at this moment? Are you sure nothing is hiding behind it?  Well you gotta check it now, sometimes abandoned vegetables or dairy, protein can inspire you for yummy recipes!    Speaking about leftover cooking, I need to pay close attention to tofu…