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Oyakodon—Japanese Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl

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Oyakodon Adapted from At Home with Japanese Cooking, by Elizabeth Andoh Makes 4 servings 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast 1 medium onion 2 cups dashi 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (mitsuba would be more authentic, if you can find it) 3 cups cooked Japanese […]

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Miso Soup With Butternut Squash, Poached Eggs, & Spinach

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Miso Soup With Butternut Squash, Poached Eggs, & Spinach Makes 4 servings 6 cups water 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 4 large eggs 1 pound butternut squash (or sweet potato), peeled and roughly chopped into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Fine grain sea salt 3 1/2 cups dashi 2 1/2 – 3 cups baby […]

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Noriko’s Chirashi Sushi

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Chirashi Sushi Makes 4 – 6 servings 12 inches kampyo 2 large dried shiitake mushrooms 1.25 inches lotus root 1/2 carrot, sliced into thin matchsticks (not quite julienne but close!) 10 ounces dashi 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons mirin 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 ounces sushi vinegar (if you don’t have sushi vinegar, use 3 […]

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Japanese Egg Crêpes (Usuyaki Tamago) & Shredded Egg Crêpes (Kinshi Tamago)

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Usuyaki Tamago (Japanese Egg Crêpes) Makes about 4–5 crêpes in an 8-inch skillet 2 large eggs 2 1/4 teaspoons superfine sugar (caster/castor sugar) 1/4 teaspoon water or dashi pinch of salt vegetable oil 1. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs together with a whisk.  Add the sugar, water, and season with the salt.  Pour […]

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White Fish Miso Soup

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White Fish Miso Soup Makes 4 servings 3 1/2 cups dashi 7 ounce white fish fillet (use your favorite white fish), cut into 4 portions 1 – 2 scallions, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons shiro miso 1. In a pan bring the dashi stock to a boil over medium heat.  Add the fish and cook it […]

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How To Make Basic Tofu & Wakame Miso Soup

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Tofu & Wakame Miso Soup Makes 3 -4 servings 3 1/2 cups dashi 1 tablespoon dried wakame, soaked in water for 5 minutes then drained 1 package enoki mushrooms (about 3 ounces), trimmed (optional) 3 tablespoons miso (I use 2 tablespoons shiro miso and 1 tablespoon aka miso) 5 – 7 ounces firm tofu, cut […]

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Power Breakfast–Vegetable Miso Soup

As Squirrel gets older, and is eating less and less baby food and more and more "regular" food, I have begun to worry more about the things that I am cooking for us to eat every day. For a while now Squirrel has been eating a bowl of oatmeal every morning for breakfast (she likes […]

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