Recipes By Region

Carrot Chip Onigiri

I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

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When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)

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We are huge dumpling lovers at our house, so my recipe for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) has been on my list to veganize for quite a long time now.  Gyoza was one of the first Japanese dishes I learned to cook from my sweet neighbor, Miki, in her kitchen in Yokohama, Japan, 16 1/2 years ago, […]

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To-fish No Misoni (Tofu Simmered in Miso Sauce)

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In January, on an Instagram post, I asked what peoples’ favorite Japanese dishes were.  It was really fun to see the responses.  One of the responses was from @sandrajapandra who said that saba no misoni was her favorite.  Saba no misoni is a very traditional Japanese fish dish of mackerel that is simmered in a […]

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Vegan Yakisoba—Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. I have been finding some pretty strange things in the trash lately: silverware, cups, a My Little Pony, some magnets […]

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Vegan Japanese Curry Rice + 12 Year Blogiversary

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. Today is my 12th blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for that long!  When I started my […]

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Vegan Schaum Brötle (German meringue cookies)

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Last week I wrote a piece for Today’s Mama, that went live this week, about my great-grandmother’s recipe for schaum brötle, a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth, German meringue cookie that is full of chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and a hint of lemon zest that brightens the flavors.  Writing about those cookies had my mouth-watering, so I decided […]

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Instant Pot Ratatouille and a Vegan French Feast

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During the summer of 1998 I was in Rome when France beat Italy in the final game of the FIFA World Cup.  Europe is a super fun place to be during the World Cup, with large screens and chairs set up in town squares, and lots of excitement in general (even if you happen to […]

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Vegetarian’s Delight + Chinese Soul Food Cookbook

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. *Post brought to you by Grand Sasquatch Books. Tomorrow is the last day of school for the Fujilings.  I can’t quite […]

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Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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