Tahini Lime Dressing

Tahini. I think you are now my regular ingredients to dress up my salad!  Did you know that Tahini from Trader Joe’s only consists of sesame? I thought the oil part of tahini was olive oil added to them, so when I was looking at the package, I was so shocked. I knew sesame is…

Asian Okra and Avocado Salad

If you happen to have okra, avocado and tomato, you must make this food, I promise you won’t regret! Tomatoes’ sweet tangy flavor, avocado’s mellow texture, and okra’s cute shape and slimy texture works great to make a salad to cheer you up while feeling how tasty it can be. A few drops of sesame…

Cold Tofu Gel Sauce

When it’s getting hot, you need something cold to shake off heat from the day’s activity! So how about starting your meal with a little side dish of cold tofu? What if the sauce looks refreshingly jelly like?    Mmm, until the main dish is ready to be on the table, let’s start with a…

Zucchini Ume Carpaccio

In my local area, the weekly advertising gets refreshed on every Wednesday, and this is my busiest day and favorite day in the week(and work is usually calm and slow;)) It’s fun to build a meal plan for the week based on what’s on sale and what way I can enjoy it. So, sometimes there…

Okra and Tomato Okaka Soba

It’s getting hotter and hotter, so I need something refreshing to feel the summer’s footsteps coming to me! Since soba is easy to cook, how about cold noodles! Some people don’t like bonito flakes saying it’s like cat food, but did you know, that means cats are foodies too!  If I combine the noodles with…

Red Onion Bonito Sourplum Salad

Do you consider what kind of onion you use depending on what you are cooking?  I personally don’t care about it, so onion usually means brown onion, the most reasonable and can go with any food. But sometimes white, red onions are on sale and sometimes I changed what onion I’d bring home. This time…