Pumpkin with minced chicken sauce

This is something I discovered a few years ago at one of those hotel breakfast buffets that serve both traditional Japanese and western foods. So this is more or less a recreation of it. It’s pumpkin slices (boiled or in this case, microwaved) topped with a thick sauce made of minced chicken, a little bit […]

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Sesame-Cilantro sauce

A sauce or marinade or dressing? All of the above. And more. This sauce can be used for cold sesame noodles with a twist, for marinating any meat or fish, as a dip, or as a salad dressing. Cilantro, or coriander, or pakchee (パクチー)as it is called here in Japan and some Asian countries, adds […]

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Chicken salad with corn and Asian pears

This is what happens when there are leftovers in the fridge. Throw everything together and sometimes it results in a yummy surprise. Leftover boiled chicken breast Leftover canned corn Leftover slices of Asian pear Add small amount of mayonnaise, Cesar salad dressing, mustard, apple cider vinegar along with salt, pepper, paprika and some dried herbs. […]

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Lemon chicken pasta with Mizuna

Today’s dinner idea came to me while buying groceries at the supermarket. I had just bought a bag of fresh linguine, so I thought of a new pasta recipe. It’s a very easy and quick pasta recipe perfect for hot summer days. Ingredients: Lemon juice (freshly squeezed or 100% bottled lemon juice) White cooking wine […]

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