Category Archives: Vegan/Vegan option

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

Blistered Eggplant & Smoky Bell Pepper Stew With Chickpeas

The hubster hates it when we go to a restaurant and I eat something and say, “I bet I could make this at home.” He interprets it as, “Meh, I can do it better so we shouldn’t come here anymore,”

Blistered Eggplant & Smoky Bell Pepper Stew With Chickpeas

The hubster hates it when we go to a restaurant and I eat something and say, “I bet I could make this at home.” He interprets it as, “Meh, I can do it better so we shouldn’t come here anymore,”

かぼちゃの煮物と蕎麦: Kabocha Squash Simmered in Dashi with Soba Noodles

I love carbs, especially starch. I’m fairly certain that if I ever went on the Atkins diet I’d probably die. While I crave protein every once in a while, I always crave carbs. I love them in all forms: breads,

かぼちゃの煮物と蕎麦: Kabocha Squash Simmered in Dashi with Soba Noodles

I love carbs, especially starch. I’m fairly certain that if I ever went on the Atkins diet I’d probably die. While I crave protein every once in a while, I always crave carbs. I love them in all forms: breads,

Quick & Dirty Soy Sauce Steamed Baby Bok Choy

Sometimes I’m crunched for time or too tired to do anything but steam some veggies for a side dish. Yes, it’s true, I take short cuts! And truthfully, if you choose the right veggies to steam, it tastes like you’ve

Quick & Dirty Soy Sauce Steamed Baby Bok Choy

Sometimes I’m crunched for time or too tired to do anything but steam some veggies for a side dish. Yes, it’s true, I take short cuts! And truthfully, if you choose the right veggies to steam, it tastes like you’ve

Saffron-y Kale And Mushroom Rice Pilaf

While this rice is super versatile and tastes great as a backdrop for whatever else you’ve decided to grace your plate, it also shines on its own with its savory, carby goodness. I’ve been known to eat only this for

Saffron-y Kale And Mushroom Rice Pilaf

While this rice is super versatile and tastes great as a backdrop for whatever else you’ve decided to grace your plate, it also shines on its own with its savory, carby goodness. I’ve been known to eat only this for

Hearty Low(er)-Fat Chicken Apple Curry? Yup!

While I love Thai curries, I find the coconut milk a bit too rich and only end up eating it a few times a year so when I have a craving for spicy curry I either eat it Japanese style

Hearty Low(er)-Fat Chicken Apple Curry? Yup!

While I love Thai curries, I find the coconut milk a bit too rich and only end up eating it a few times a year so when I have a craving for spicy curry I either eat it Japanese style

豚団子鍋: Toasty Japanese Pork-y Meatball Hotpot

After the hot, droughty extended summer apparently monsoon season has hit the Pacific NW. (We’ll just gloss over the fact that the Indian Ocean is over 7000 miles away, shall we?) In a spectacular bipolar display, old man weather has

豚団子鍋: Toasty Japanese Pork-y Meatball Hotpot

After the hot, droughty extended summer apparently monsoon season has hit the Pacific NW. (We’ll just gloss over the fact that the Indian Ocean is over 7000 miles away, shall we?) In a spectacular bipolar display, old man weather has

No PhD Needed Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Caramelized Carrots

When I first starting dating the hubby, about 800 years ago ;), he abhorred Brussels sprouts with every fiber of his soul. Why? Apparently his grandma really liked them and would cook them on a weekly basis, except when I

No PhD Needed Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Caramelized Carrots

When I first starting dating the hubby, about 800 years ago ;), he abhorred Brussels sprouts with every fiber of his soul. Why? Apparently his grandma really liked them and would cook them on a weekly basis, except when I

Ridiculously Easy Braised Kale And Potatoes With Pancetta

You may have noticed that I lurrve starchy, carby foods and I totally admit it. Sometimes I think I’m on the anti-Atkins diet and I’m willing to make that sacrifice 😉 I’m also a sucker for pretty colors so when

Ridiculously Easy Braised Kale And Potatoes With Pancetta

You may have noticed that I lurrve starchy, carby foods and I totally admit it. Sometimes I think I’m on the anti-Atkins diet and I’m willing to make that sacrifice 😉 I’m also a sucker for pretty colors so when

Rosemary’s Baby Potatoes & “Yams”

In my youth, back in the Cretaceous period, I used to love watching horror movies. I say, “love,” even though every time I saw the commercial for The Shining I would plaster my back against the wall too terrified yet

Rosemary’s Baby Potatoes & “Yams”

In my youth, back in the Cretaceous period, I used to love watching horror movies. I say, “love,” even though every time I saw the commercial for The Shining I would plaster my back against the wall too terrified yet