Monthly Archives: May 2009

Kari Pari Tofu Salad

Tofu salad usually comes either with a refreshing shoyu-based or a creamy sesame-based dressing. I tend to prefer sesame, but this recipe popped out at me when I was perusing my mom’s collection of Japanese cooking magazines. The colors were beautiful and the combination of textures—the soft tofu, juicy tomatoes, shaki shaki lettuce, and the [...]

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Matcha Pancakes

A beautiful bag of Lupicia matcha sits in my freezer. I’ve baked with it on occasion, but each time I’ve walked away unsatisfied, thinking the end product never lived up to the irresistibly delicious thing I imagined. Matcha’s delicate flavor makes it challenging to incorporate into a recipe. Other flavors can easily dominate or the [...]

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Mom’s Santa Rosa Vegetable Garden

My mom has an extraordinary green thumb. In the spring, she spends most of her time tending it and finds joy in doing the things most of us would rather hire someone to do. Visiting her over the weekend for Mother’s Day was a breath of fresh air (literally)—a weekend of inspiration and good mother-daughter [...]

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Tuna + Avocado Donburi

I made this by accident. For Sa’s lunch I packed musubi and had leftover tuna that was sautéed in shoyu, sake, and sugar. On the counter was a very ripe avocado and suddenly I had the fixings for what I now call tuna avocado donburi. If you’re having a hard time imagining what this tastes [...]

Posted in Contemporary Recipes, Favorites, Fish, Rice Dishes | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Responses
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