Foods prepared to go…are not easy. Perhaps I am over-sensitive and particular as to making and serving food; but not in this case as my daughter has been suffering from severe ‘migraine headache’, since late fall-early winter. The progressive winter cold certainly does not help alleviate her headache, daily housework and mothering a 3 year old child has become quite difficult for the past few months. To help her, I’ve been catering some ‘most common washoku foods-to-go’, sustaining a healthy balance diet for a 3 year old growing child. Although the prepared foods are far from being photogenic, ready to go in microwave proof Tupperware but hope will provide some insight to our (common) daily Japanese foods. Stewed potatoes with beef and konjac (Niku Jyaga), is a very common Japanese side dish, which we call ‘osozai’. All the ingredients are simmered in soy sauce flavored dashi. Konjac is probably an typical Japanese ingredient-a rubbery noodle like food made from Konjac yam, very low calorie known to cleanse the stomach and intestines. Stewed satuma age and …
Apple Clafoutis is one of my favorite desserts, which I make during the cold winter season. Apples of different kinds come in abundance, although unsure whether this can be classified as a ‘vegan dessert’, the volume of apples: 70% verses the egg dough: 30% tends to feel quite healthy and not too filling. The recipe has already been introduced in the past so if you are interested in my recipe, here is the link with a slide show recipe or below. Apple Clafoutis|アップルクラフティ For the filling 3medium apple 30g salt free butter 30g brown sugar For the batter 60g Cake Flour or Gluten Free Cake Flour 60g brown sugar 3 Eggs 100cc Milk 100cc Fresh Cream 100cc Beer or Carbonated Water Instructions Cut the apple to approx 2 cm wide, remove the core, peel the apples.2. Place butter in a frying pan, add the apple and sugar, pan fry at low heat. Grill the apples until the apples are soft and cooked.3. Apply butter (appropriate amount) inside a heat-resistant dish and evenly sprinkle sugar (appropriate …
During the ‘hot’ summer months, more or less….during the continuous hot days, the side effect to me is a loss of appetite. To help the appetite, ‘curry’ is one of the common menu which appears on our dinner table.
Once in a while, the CARROT CAKE returns to our house. 時々、、忘れたさられてしまう「キャロットケーキ」。
At the midst of summer vacation for children’s lunch. Perhaps this may be a colorful and appealing lunch for small gatherings at home. I’ve done this colorful lunch sandwich a few times with a few of my incidental gatherings.
Spring brings back a lot of rain to prepare the plants for the coming new season. It is also gives me some inspiration, especially ‘time’ on a rainy day to bake an assortment of breads which I keep stored in the freezer, variety of breakfast breads for each morning enjoyment.
This is a very tasty vegetable dish which I learned from a private restaurant owner/chef (my husband’s friend) . It is essentially just ‘vegetables done in extreme high (steam) heat’; the soup was unbelievably tasty and sweet but to learn that it was from all the vegetables when treated quick in high (steam) heat.
I think….’Men just love potato salad’. At least most Japanese men whom I’ve come across love potato salad and if they are honest enough, macaroni salad too.