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 …
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.
This is our second ‘Baking Class’ from a month ago. I had both nieces, Miss M – 4 year old and Miss R – 12 year old. They worked together to make the following breads.
Although it is yet drastically hot and humid in Japan (above and around 35C/95F), the arrival of typhoons in Japan seem (I hope) propels the change in season.
Halloween coming up….. and we start seeing sights of pumpkins. This is one of my signatory bread recipes
Busy days take my time off from blogging. Once the habit loosen…..to notice that my blog has not be posted for few weeks. Wow…how fast time flies but family priorities seem to take up a lot of my time especially during the changes of season.
Let me introduce (probably) a new word to you. Osouzai (pronounced O-so-zai) which essentially means ‘Dishes’ or ‘Side Plates or Dishes’. A normal Japanese household will make a few dishes to accompany the rice and soup which is called ‘osouzai’ (or okazu).