Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Hi there, are you still having a food coma from the Thanksgiving feast?    I think some of my Thanksgiving feast items are still in my stomach, but skipping meals is a big NO NO, so let’s cook something light!   When I went to an Italian restaurant with my college friends, we usually had…

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…

Breakfast Sandwich

Happy National Sandwich Day and Eating Healthy Day!  When two perfect holidays meet in a single day, cooking a yummy stacked sandwich and enjoy eating them is a perfect way to celebrate. I usually have sandwich for my lunch, but who says they are only eaten as lunch? There are a lot of yummy sandwiches…

Laputa Pan

Happy International Animation Day! Did you know, today is the day to appreciate the thing we all grew up watching: Animation!    I’m from the country where is being well-known for anime, manga, or anything related to that pop culture field, so when people knew I’m from Japan, they start to ask about the specific…

Vegetarian Meat*less loaf

Happy National Meatloaf Day! Did you know, today 10/18 is the day to enjoy meatloaf!    For those who are vegetarian and trying to leave today’s feed by thinking you are not invited, just wait for a second. My meatloaf doesn’t contain meat at all! I’m also on a vegetarian diet, so let’s make yummy…

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…