Vegan and Gluten Free! Roasted Pumpkin Caramelised Onion with Tahini Dip

As both my husband and I are Japanese trained carnivores without allergies, cooking just for us is quite easy. All I have to care about is the taste and the cooking time. However, it is a different story to cook for someone else. There are quite a few people who have allergies or are on…

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…

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…

Gluten Free! Lupin Chicken Katsu

This is my first Japanese recipe using my new super food – Lupin Flakes! I use Australian sweet Lupin Flakes as the crumb in a well-known Japanese dish – Chicken Katsu  (Did you know that Katsu is from the English ‘Cutlet’ or the French ‘ Cotelette’?). In this recipe, the Lupin crumbs are as crispy…

My Low Carb Recipe – Mushrooms on Tofu

I like trying out my new ideas in the kitchen. My current mission is to expand my repertoire of low-carb recipes. This is just because of us trying to eat less, and sometimes without carbs, I feel that the dish does not give me the same level of satisfaction…. How can I fix this issue…?…