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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Grilled salmon cream sauce

It’s been a while since my last post. That doesn’t mean, I haven’t been cooking though. However, things have been busy during the last half of 2021 and the beginning of this current year. Time flies… I hardly ever cook fish, but here, I improvised a salmon cream sauce pasta dish. First I grilled salmon […]

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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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Stuffed Peppers Japanese Style

Green peppers here are tiny compared to those in the US or Europe. But they are flavorful and versatile. For the filling I use the standard hamburger patty preparation: ground meat, onions, egg, panko (breadcrumbs), salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and paprika. They turned out delicious, served with a side of rice. Cooking IS relaxing

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Sautéed vegetables with pasta

This is a variation of pasta I like to call vegetable stir fry with pasta, the main ingredients being veggies and not the carbs. It’s perfect for eating a variety of vegetables at once and had just the right left over veggies in the fridge. Preparation took about 30 minutes. I used a little bit […]

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