Sauteed Green Beans with Fennel and Garlic Seasoning

Sauteed Green Beans with Fennel and Garlic Seasoning I can’t believe we’re already half way through January… Scary! I’ve had a little trouble getting back into the swing of things since the holiday season has ended. When you work from home, discipline is crucial to how successful you are in your...more

Baked Leeks with Bonito Flakes

Baked Leeks with Bonito Flakes When I think about leeks, French food comes to mind: a hearty pot-au-feu, a velvety leek soup or a classic French leek pie. I also think about...more

Pocky Sticks – How to Decorate

How To Decorate Pocky Sticks Pocky sticks are one of Japan’s most popular snacks and have been a personal favorite...more

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad What better way to start off the new year than with a tasty and super healthy edamame quinoa salad – especially if you have indulged in sweets and fatty snacks...more

Eggplant and Kabocha Miso Gratin

Eggplant and Kabocha Miso Gratin My mother arrived last week from Japan to celebrate the holiday season with us and boy have we been busy these past few days! We did some shopping on...more

Beauty Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Beauty Fruit Smoothie Recipe This is my daily morning ritual: wake up, have coffee, read e-mails, look at stats and make a beauty fruit smoothie to inject myself chock full of vitamin C. I then take a shower and get ready for the day. The daily fruit smoothie made its appearance about five months ago when I decided to take my daily intake of fruit more seriously ....more

Vegetarian Chirashi sushi (chirashizushi)

Vegetarian Chirashi Sushi – (Chirashizushi) There is a Japanese restaurant not too far from my apartment that makes delicious chirashi sushi (chirashizushi in Japanese) for lunch. We go there a lot because the quality of the fish is excellent and the prices are very reasonable… The lunch prices that is!...more

Edamame Hummus with Cilantro

Edamame Hummus with Cilantro Recipe Who knew you could do so much with edamame! For the longest time I used edamame the way...more

Tiger JAJ-A Synchro-Cooking Rice Cooker Giveaway

Tiger JAJ-A Synchro-Cooking Rice Cooker Giveaway (1 Pink and 1 White JAJ-A)...more

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of the year when we stress about what to get for our loved ones this holiday season. Long lines, angry shoppers and cold weather can make for a frustrating time if you are shopping last minute!...more