Side Dish

Farina Kingsley’s Stir-Fried Asian Greens + Pantry Kit Giveaway!

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Dark leafy greens stir-fried in a smoky, sweet and spicy sauce make a wonderful addition to a fall or winter meal, and a fun way to explore the flavors of Southeast Asia.  I wrote recently about different ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet.  One idea I talked about was trying something […]

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Roasted Potato Wedges with Gomashio (Japanese Sesame Salt)

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A match made in comfort food heaven: roasted potato wedges sprinkled with fragrant nutty gomashio—Japanese sesame salt, one of my all-time favorite condiments.  

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Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway!

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With the warmer months upon us, and the kids out of school for the summer, we’ve been craving meals cooked on the grill.  I love evenings when Mr. Fuji cooks up a feast on our grill, while the girls play happily in the backyard.  Grilled vegetables, in a rainbow of colors, with juicy grilled chicken […]

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Renkon no Sunomono (Marinated Lotus Root)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Renkon no Sunomono (Marinated Lotus Root) Makes 6 servings 8-inch piece of renkon (lotus root) 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon salt Finely grated lemon rind, for garnish 1. Wash the renkon thoroughly, then peel off the outer layer with a vegetable peeler, and slice […]

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Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines) Makes 4 servings 2 ounces gomame (dried baby sardines) 1/3 cup dashi (or water) 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon mirin 1 takanotsume (Japanese “hawk claw” pepper) (or substitute 1 dried red chile pepper) 1. Pick out any broken fish. […]

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Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 pound satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potatoes) 7 ounce bottle of kuri kanroni (candied chestnuts in syrup) pinch of salt mirin sugar 1. Peel the sweet potatoes then cut them […]

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Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 8 to 10 servings 10.5 ounces kuromame (dried black soybeans) 11 cups water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon baking soda 1. Thoroughly rinse the beans in cool water, then drain […]

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Simmered Kabocha Squash

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Simmered Kabocha Squash (Kabocha Nimono) Makes 4 servings Recipe from lafujimama.com 1/2 kabocha squash (about 1 pound) 2 cups dashi 2 tablespoons mirin 1 small piece kombu (about 2-inches square) 2 teaspoons light colored soy sauce (usukuchi soy sauce) (or regular soy sauce if usukuchi isn’t available) 1. Wash the kabocha well, then scoop out […]

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give […]

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Avocado Grapefruit Onion Salad with Creamy Onion Dressing

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Avocado Grapefruit Onion Salad with Creamy Onion Dressing Makes about 6 servings For the pickled red onions: 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup warm water, plus more as needed to cover the onions 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons kosher salt For the sweet creamy onion dressing: 1/3 cup honey […]

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