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Spinach Kale and Pear Smoothie. Sweet & Savory French Toast BLT. Cheese Danish Revisited. Old-School Recipe: Make Your Own Strawberry Milk! Previous image.

Old-School Recipe: Make Your Own Strawberry Milk!

Ham and Egg Crepe Squares. Carrot Cake Pancakes. November 7, 2010 Carrot Cake Pancakes by IsaChandra Makes 12 three inch pancakes When you want carrot cake but it’s way too early to eat cake and retain your dignity…Carrot Cake Pancakes to the rescue!

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Spinach Caprese Salad Recipe. Crustless Chard and Bacon Quiche - Crustless Quiche Recipe. Recipe: Edamame Beans, Chickpeas, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spinach. High protein Edamame beans and nutrient dense spinach make make up the bulk of this high fiber nutritious hot salad.

Recipe: Edamame Beans, Chickpeas, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spinach

It’s been FAR too long since we shared a new recipe with everyone and we’re sure you missed us. This is the first of what I hope will be 2 new recipes each month as once a week was too much to keep up with in our busy lives. I’m sure you can all relate. We love color in our foods and varied textures as well. This one caught my eye in Extra Vegan Za as I was flipping around looking for something new the other day. Edamame beans are green beans in large pods commonly known as Soy Beans. Adding to that the fact that 1 cup of chickpeas has 12 grams of fiber – and this dish packs a punch most people are lacking these days. Saute the onion in the oil on medium heat until it starts to turn translucent. In a separate bowl dissolve the arrowroot powder in some cold water, then pour the mixture into the pan with the beans.

Gorgonzola Tart with Cranberry Orange Ginger Chutney & Candied Pecans. By now, the combination of marbled blue cheese with cranberries and pecans is nearly cliché.

Gorgonzola Tart with Cranberry Orange Ginger Chutney & Candied Pecans

But it’s a flavor profile I never tire of, and one that is not in risk of going out of fashion, at least not any time soon. (I hope.) The first time I tasted this trio of savory goodness, I had just moved to California and was working in a sleepy town outside of San Francisco, in Marin. My office was located in one of those small industrial parks that you can find in suburbia, you know, the ones that are vilified in movies like the cult favorite Office Space. It just goes to show you: you never know where you might find good food.

Down the street from my office was a little deli. Eggs Florentine Recipe : Emeril Lagasse. Creamed Spinach Recipe : Emeril Lagasse. Fankhauser's Cheese Page. Here is an abbreviated (roughly) alphabetized table of recipes on this site.

Fankhauser's Cheese Page

Note that some are homesteading recipes beyond cheese: Links? Homemade Spaghetti-O's! Untitled. It’s finally spring, which means some of my favorite vegetables are showing up at the markets.


One way I like to enjoy them is to make maze gohan (混ぜご飯), which just means ‘mixed rice’, featuring the ingredient in question. Maze gohan (pronouned mazeh-go-han) differs from takikomi gohan (炊き込みご飯), such as this mushroom rice, where the ingredients are cooked with the rice. Maze gohan is more suited for delicate ingredients. It’s also a frugal way of stretching the use of some rather more expensive vegetables, such as really fresh peas. Because the rice is subtly flavored, you don’t need a lot of other things in your bento box. Here are two very simple recipes for spring maze gohan. Green pea rice.

Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. This has to be one of the easiest and tastiest ways of preparing Chinese or napa cabbage (hakusai) that I know of.


All you taste is the fresh essence of the cabbage, with the heat of the red pepper and the slight twist of the orange zest. Did I say easy? Wash and chop up the leaves, mix together the flavoring ingredients, dump all in a plastic bag, shake then massage. Untitled. Okonomiyaki is getting slowly more popular outside of Japan.


It’s often described as a Japanese pizza, but it’s more like a savory pancake. Okonomiyaki was invented, they say, in Osaka, which is a city famous for cheap and good eats. Untitled. Cool potato salad is one of the great summer dishes, though I can eat it on any day of the year.


Every culture that eats potatoes probably has its own unique recipe for potato salad. While potatoes are not really part of traditional Japanese cuisine, it's now a fixture in everyday cooking. When I was in junior high in the suburbs of Tokyo, our school's sandwich concession even had something called a 'vegetable sandwich', which was actually a mound of potato salad between two slices of white bread. Potato salad is often tucked into a corner of an obento box (lunch box), and it's also a popular beer or sake snack. My ideal Japanese-theme picnic would include onigiri (rice balls), some chicken karaage, and potato salad for sure.

Japanese potato salad has a mild, creamy flavor, with no acidic undertone; unlike American or German style potato salads, no vinegar is used. Japanese Potato Salad In the meantime, slice the cucumber and the onion very thinly. Untitled. I've promised an article on what to do with okara, the fiber-rich fluffy byproduct of making soy milk or tofu.


This is not it. But I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and show one way of using okara in everyday cooking, in a dish that can be made in under 30 minutes, making it suitable for Is My Blog Burning edition 24 hosted by Too Many Chefs. These meatballs are very light and soft, thanks to the okara, tofu and chopped shiitake mushrooms. They are deep fried because the meatball mixture is so soft, and trying to stir-fry them makes them fall apart. Untitled. I haven't participated in Is My Blog Burning, the original food blogging event initiated by Alberto, for quite a while. However, I couldn't pass up on this month's theme, hosted by Cooking With Amy: noodles. I love noodles in all shapes and from all corners of the world.

I have made a very traditional Japanese noodle soup, kitsune udon. When you see the word kitsune in any Japanese food title, it means that it prominently features aburaage, or fried bean curd skin. Untitled. Chicken nanban is fried chicken that’s been briefly marinated in a sweet-sour-salty and slightly spicy sauce or dressing called nanban sauce. The recipe for basic, make-ahead-and-stock nanban sauce is over on Just Hungry. Normally chicken nanban is deep-fried, but my bento friendly versions are either shallow-fried or simply panfried, cutting down a bit on the fat as well as avoiding the Fear of Frying that many people have.

Quite a lot of popular Japanese bentos have deep fried items in them, but I usually to re-interpret the recipes so that they can be pan-fried or shallow-fried. (The chicken karaage that I have in the book for example is shallow-fried in a frying pan.) Chicken nanban is often served smothered with tartare sauce. Both recipes make 4 to 5 bento-sized portions, although these little nuggets are so good that you might find them disappearing rather fast. Pan Fried Chicken Nanban. Untitled. I've been craving sour flavors recently for some reason (and no I'm not pregnant ^_^;), which means that I've been making nanban foods quite a bit. The word _nanban_ uses the kanji characters for 'south' and 'savage', meaning savages who come from the south.

It was originally used to refer to the Portuguese, the first non-Asian foreigners to land on Japanese soil. Later it came to refer all foreigners except for long-time neighbors China and Korea - or in other words, the Europeans. Untitled. I apologize for the rather dodgy photos - this was not a preplanned shoot, just some hasty snapshots before the subject was devoured. Untitled. Steamed buns with roast pork filling (Steamed pork buns, or char siu bao, or chuuka manjuu, or nikuman. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Nikujaga, stewed potatoes with meat, is a staple of Japanese home cooking. Basics: Tamagoyaki or Atsuyaki Tamago, Japanese sweet omelette.

Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Syrup and Tang — La Macaronicité 1: an introduction to the macaron. The Rosier from Maison Stohrer, rue Montorgueil, Paris. Source: Harry. Cabbage and mushroom galette. Shakshuka. Hot and smoky baked beans. Leek bread pudding. Coleslaw: You Could Be a Star.