Archive for the ‘Japanese Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Hello Kitty Spam Musubi

I was so thrilled to teach the Hello Kitty Spam Musubi Making Workshop at the Hello Kitty Convention in Los Angeles last week!!  Musubi, a delicious treat made with sushi rice, spam and nori, was invented in Hawaii where it’s sold all over from ABC Stores to grocery stores.  Since it was Halloween and since [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Stir-Fried Vegetables

The twins are graduating from kindergarten this week (Yikes! How did that happen?) and we’ve got recitals and all sorts of end of the year craziness happening so I was just thinking about something easy to make for dinner tonight. I don’t really have time to go to the grocery store and remembered that [...]

postheadericon California Roll

Yup, that’s how we roll. Who doesn’t love California Roll? I still have friends in LA who are squeamish about raw fish (I know, how can this be?) but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the sweet, fluffy, sticky, crunchy and salty goodness of a California Roll. One of my proudest [...]

postheadericon Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

When I was pregnant with the twins, I constantly craved mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers and chicken teriyaki bowls (I was eating for three after all!)  I craved it so much I came up with this recipe and made my hubby make it for me all the time (in between foot rubs).   As growing-up-too-fast five year-olds, [...]

postheadericon Miso Glazed Cod

Whenever I make this dish it makes Miso Happy!  We just had some out of town guests and I wanted to make them something special but was also trying to put together Dylan’s Star Wars Pod Racer, paint Becca’s finger nails and get them both into the tub.  This dish is so simple yet makes [...]

postheadericon Quick Udon Noodle Soup

I don’t know about you, but it seems like everyone I know is under the weather right now (including my twins, step-daughter and hubby).  Here’s a quick and soul satisfying  soup you can make in under 15 minutes.  It’s made with healing chicken broth, rich miso paste and yummy veggies.  Whether you’re nursing a cold [...]

postheadericon Shrimp & Veggie Tempura

Since the Iron Chef America episode I guest judged just re-aired, I wanted to adapt one of Morimoto’s amazing recipes (he won afterall!)  for this post.    Morimoto’s sweet and citrusy tempura dipping sauce with a bit of creamy heat is out of this world.  It’s made with lemon juice, lemon zest, cointreau, chili sauce and [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Stir-Fried Vegetables

The twins just started preschool again yesterday so I’ve been running around like a crazy woman trying to get everything together.  Between finding the new lunch boxes I bought two months ago and learning the new teachers, I realized I forgot to shop for dinner tonight.  Luckily, I had all of the ingredients on hand [...]

postheadericon Udon Noodles and Wild Mushrooms with Miso Butter

“Addicting!”  This buttery, complex, melt-in-your-mouth udon noodle dish won raves when my friends Frank and Michael were in town vising from New York.  It’s so simple yet elegant and shimmery it makes me feel luxurious just thinking about it.  My 13 year-old stepdaughter Kyla loved it so much she whipped it up on her own [...]

postheadericon Miso Glazed Cod

OMC!  Oh My Cod!!  If you’ve ever had miso glazed cod at a Japanese restaurant, you know how amazingly simple and sublime this dishis.  Black cod (or Sablefish) isn’t the most accessible fish to buy but if you can find it, by all means go for it.  I use everyday cod fillet in this recipe [...]

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