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…

Takikomi Rice Balls

Happy Veteran’s Day! I am an immigrant with keeping citizenship from my original country, so some people would think it’s weird to thank military for their service, but let me say this. I’m so lucky that I live in Bay Area. About a month ago, I had an opportunity to go to Fleet Week 2021…

Jamaican Cauliflower

Have you tried Jamaican Food? Or have you ever heard of it? I remember going to a Jamaican restaurant in LA where they served yummy jerk chicken. At that time we just started to live together and finding a good restaurant in busy weekday was a key for peaceful night. We finally decided to try…

Spicy Cucumber Salad

I have built up a repertoire of cucumber recipes. Now I have several ways to enjoy refreshing cucumber, but I tend to make my cucumber zesty. While the sour, pickled flavor of cucumber is good, I’d like to expand how to season them. So today’s recipe is of course cucumber, but something different; it’s hot! …

Grilled Vegetable Tower

Happy World Vegan Day! For those who are on vegan diet or people who are interested in vegan diet, this is the day for you!   Since back in a few years ago, plant based food became boom among carnivores as well as from vegetarian/vegan people. Some people choose not to eat animal products for…

Osekihan (Azuki Red Bean Sticky Rice)

For those who have been married for a long time, do you remember the day when you started dating your partner?    In Japanese culture, when two people start dating for a romantic relationship, we have a small proposal so it’s obvious to remember. For the proposal, the one may ask the other to come…