With the arrival of Spring and the approach of Easter Sunday, eggs are everywhere. As I was preparing to write this post, all of the eggs I was seeing in stores and decor got me to thinking about the versatility of the egg. If you think about it eggs are one of the most versatile [...]
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Every year on Christmas morning, as soon as my brothers and I were all awake and my parents gave us the go-ahead, we’d run to the fireplace to see what Santa had left in [...]
Tamagoyaki (卵焼き), which translates literally to mean “grilled egg,” is a Japanese omelette made by rolling up many thin layers of cooked seasoned egg. Tamagoyaki is sweet and savory and is served for breakfast, as nigirizushi, and is very popular in bento lunches—so it is the perfect dish for my Bento Buddy series!
Making tofu is just like making a simple cheese—you heat soy milk, then add a coagulant to separate the milk into curds and whey. You then ladle the curds into a mold to press them into a block of cheese, or in this case, tofu! I’ve written about making tofu before here on LFM, but [...]
I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like. So when I discovered takoraisu (i.e., “taco rice”), a Japanese twist on the taco, while living in Japan, you can imagine that I was just a little excited to add another favorite to my taco family. In taco rice, rice takes the place of the taco shell, and [...]
“ Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” — Julia Child Oh what a wise woman Julia Child was! If [...]
Tamago kake gohan (卵かけご飯) (“egg over rice”) is a popular Japanese breakfast dish, which consists of hot steamed Japanese rice, topped with raw egg, and toppings. Ten years ago I doubt that the thought of eating a raw egg would have sounded the least bit appetizing. (Although I’ve never been one to turn down a [...]