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! …

Japanese Fusion Aglio e Olio

Happy World Pasta Day! Did you know, today 10/25 is the day to enjoy Italian signature dish, pasta! My dinner buddy doesn’t like stepping out of the basic way, especially when it’s about pasta. It’s not true, but he thinks he has Italian roots because he loves Italian food. Therefore, when I make Italian food…

Product Review: Ochazuke from Nagatanien

Since yesterday was National Beer Lover’s Day, I bet a lot of people had a fantastic Happy Hour last night. Do you remember how many glasses of drink you had? Depending how well today (or this week) goes, today’s dinner will be too much for your stomach after hangover.  To make sure you’ll recover from…

Coffee Caramel Nuts

Happy National Coffee Day!  For some of you who are keen on food holidays, I’m messing up something here, but believe me or not, today 9/29 is National Coffee Day and the day after tomorrow, 10/1 is International Coffee Day! By looking at these food holidays scheduled that close, I bet the food holiday creator…

Cheesy Grilled Veg Bruschetta

Happy National Cheese Toast Day! Did you know, today’s the day to enjoy bread & cheese combination:P Well, I can hear some of you say it’s not a special day for you since you eat them regular. And me too, they appear on my dining table a lot! But sometimes thinking about what to eat…

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

A few weeks ago I introduced baked falafel but didn’t talk about salad that time. It was delish so I wanted to write about this today.   I think to make a meal, there’s always fresh salad on a dining table with a variety of vegetables. Fresh vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, fiber,…