My Low Carb Recipe – Okonomiyaki Frittata

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake made with a flour-based batter mixed with cabbage and your choice of topping such as sliced pork, prawns, squid, mushrooms etc. It is a very famous dish in my hometown – Osaka. OH YES, Okonomiyaki is my soul food. As I mentioned here a few times before, we are…

Let's Wrap! Vegetable Gyoza – Japanese Pan-fried Dumpling

I always say that cooking is therapeutic, especially when you have time to do it. Now I lost 2 out of 3 my hobbies (in case you are wondering, they are dancing and travelling). Yes I have time, and yes I need a good therapy to calm myself down for “not being able to do…

Sweet potato, Leek, Mushroom & Coconut Soup

We went for our usual “once-a-week grocery shopping” last Sunday. The shelves in the fruit and veggie section looked so empty and sad. Obviously this is due to the bush fire crisis on the east coast plus the constant drought in Australia. People like us, who are very lucky not to be affected by the…

Grated Carrot Salad – Carrot Rapee

It is cheap and versatile. These are the reasons why a bag of carrots is always in my fridge. I probably cook carrot every day. I put it in soup, simmer it in stew, stir-fry it with Asian sauce and just cut it as a veggie stick… For me, it is a kind of vegetable…

Low-carb! Cauliflower Cheese with Tofu Miso Creamy Sauce

I occasionally crave gratin. I love the combination of bechamel sauce and cheese melting all together. I love the look in the oven – the bubbling sauce and golden surface…. Yum Yum Yum. However…, gratin is not certainly suitable when you are on a diet…, I know…, but I still feel like it. So! I…

Bocconcini Salad with Strawberry Dressing

At this moment, I do not have access to my pots, pans or to my pantry as we are currently in temporary accommodation. What I have is only some essential things such as soy sauce (of course!!), dashi powder, cooking sake and sugar, which I think allows me to cook decent things. And…, my boss…

The Easiest Ever Japanese – Nasu Dengaku (Miso Glazed Eggplant)

I would like to introduce my 2nd Easiest Ever Japanese recipe – Nasu Dengaku, which is known as Miso Glazed Eggplant. Again there is nothing difficult involved in this recipe, basically all you have to do is make miso sauce (by just mixing) and bake eggplant. Ingredients are common Japanese ones which you might already…

My Low Carb Recipe – Miso Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini (Vegetarian)

Today, I would like to introduce my second low carb recipe – a well-known Ottoman dish with my Japanese Twist – Miso Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini. The rich miso stuffing definitely matches with fresh and light zucchini. I also like the crunchiness and juiciness of zucchini, which makes you satisfied without eating rice or bread. Instead…