Wednesday, January 17, 2018

お豆腐をヘルシープリン風に!
娘も、私も、旦那さんも大好きな甘いものです〜。ぜひ作ってみてください!

このレシピの量は、8ヶ月の赤ちゃんのためです。大人の方には、お水は30ミリに減らして、メープルシロップは10-15ミリ(中〜大さじ1杯くらい)はオススメです。

材料
絹ごし豆腐、100グラム
🅰 メープルシロップ、小さじ1/2
🅰 チアシード、小さじ1
🅰 水かお湯、50ミリリトル
🅰 バニラオイル、お好みで

手順
🅰はボウルに混ぜて30分以上置いておきます。
🅰を、温かいか冷たい絹ごし豆腐に掛けて召し上がります〜 

娘の朝ごはん:いちご、くり、みかん、豆腐プリン。 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For about the first time in my life, I'm having [time] management issues. My mind used to be an intricate, well-sorted web of alerts and reminders that I seldom forgot deadlines or anything in my to-do list. But especially during the past weeks, I have been feeling some deep pressure in my head, as if it's keeping my thin protective sanity layer from exploding. Being a stay-at-home-mom is tough and busy, but of course, very fun.

I'm barely touching the computer and making updates to my blog rei...

Monday, July 10, 2017


Ever since I moved to Japan in 2013, I've made it a habit to go for long walks in supermarkets to familiarize myself with the products here. Well, until my husband and I moved in to a slightly bigger apartment that's located in the middle of rice fields.

Now that we're living in a small rural town with just one supermarket nearby (and one convenience store that closes from 12mn to 5am), I started using the train more and more. My hobby became train station hopping (yes, some train stations hav...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One afternoon, in my usual lazy-to-cook-for-one mode, I raided the fridge for the easiest ingredient I can handle. Then I saw tofu. Without a second thought, I took it out as if someone's going to grab it off my hands. Oh, I think I just have this addiction to recipes that don't include chopping boards... 
You feel me, don't you?

So there was me and tofu, in the kitchen, staring at each other. Hunger pushed and when I got back to my senses, I realized that I was able to replicate the simpl...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last week, I have been eating a lot of cheesecakes and rice late at night. So, I decided to go on a diet and reduce my carbohydrate intake even just at dinner. Luckily, we have a lot of melon and watermelon at my husband's hometown. So right after we finished our a-bit-late lunch, I asked my mother-in-law to not prepare anything for me for dinner because I was hoping I could just eat fruits and the usual vegetable salad. She said, "Really? Well, how about tofu salad? It's more nutritious." I've...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Japanese people generally don’t like vinegar. Actually, if you go around the local supermarket, you’ll see sushi vinegar (which is quite sweet); normal vinegar; and imported balsamic, rice wine, et cetera kinds of vinegar. However, the normal vinegar available at least in my area, has about, I guess, 25% the sourness and acidity of vinegars we have in my country. So when I cooked it for myself, I ended up using a lot of it to achieve the sourness I craved for. However, this recipe is the one I c...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

When you live in Tofuland, you get access to tofu that is so delicious, you even eat it weeks beyond the best before date.

Japanese tofu is so high quality, that for me, you don't need to put anything to make it taste good. But I'm a vegetarian who tends to prefer the light tasting foods (according to my non-vegetarian husband), so I don't speak for all. But I want tasty food lovers to fall in love with Tofu as hard as I do; and I think this dish is the best candidate for that-- mostly tofu flavo...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Let me be honest with you-- I'm not a fan of asparagus.

​However, my husband has been mocking me for being a vegetarian and yet not loving so many vegetables (forgive me, spinach, okra and other slimy green vegetables). ​He, on the other hand,  a non-vegetarian, eats all kinds of vegetables. Well, at least vegetables in Japan.

​So one afternoon, when I saw that asparagus was cheap at the supermarket (ten sticks of thin asparagus for ¥88), I decided it's a good opportunity to sl...

Monday, March 31, 2014

​Neither my husband nor I have ever tasted the original Mexican tacos. And I'm not sure if this is my second or third time to cook tacos, nevertheless, it's a recipe I am very proud to declare as a "must-try!"

​The first and only tacos I've ever eaten from the moment I was born until a week ago was that cooked by a vegetarian friend probably 8 years ago. But that moment of gastronomic experience lives in me until now. She used ground textured soy protein then, but I used frozen-and-thawed tofu--...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I think you caught me here. Yes, I was fantasizing about meatball spaghetti.

I was watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for the sixth time since it was released (you can't blame me, I love seeing food) and I just couldn't help but wonder how it would feel like eating ****balls while eating pasta. I kept on thinking, wouldn't it be inconvenient to eat such food? Your spaghetti twirled on your fork, how the heck can you eat a chunk of meatball with it? Will you squish it with your fork so tha...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

​Well, here we go to two great recipes that I learned from my husband and from his mother.

This peppered pumpkin is one the my husband's favorite way of eating pumpkin. I've never seen pumpkin prepared this way until he cooked it, and I instantly fell in love as much as I fell for him. Uhm... maybe I'd choose the pumpkin. *evil laugh*

​I've heard about tofu burgers before but my first time to cook it was after I actually watched my mother-in-law prepare her own version. Which was also her first...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

​Fried tofu on gingery cabbage topped with stir-fried shiitake mushroom is a simple-tasting yet delicious dish that is perfect for freshening up your taste buds specially after a series of excessively flavorful meals.

​Inspired by the Filipino soup, nilaga, the cabbage layer of this dish is flavored quite similarly with the said soup. However, since this one was also meant to be included in my husband's bento, I made this one as "dry" as possible. I just lightly stir-fried the cabbage on ginger,...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I love this dish. However, it's quite difficult to get coconut milk in Japan-- in my five months of stay here, I've seen canned coconut milk just once, in an imported goods store at the big AEON mall. Because coconut milk is imported here, its cost is rather high. Luckily, I brought two packs of powdered coconut milk before coming to Japan last time.

I was not sure if my husband will even taste this dish if I cooked it (because I know he doesn't like vinegar and sour dish...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

When you are married to someone who doesn't share the same food preferences with you, it can get difficult to prepare meals for them. Lucky me, I live in a world with a long, beautiful, invisible thread that connects everything and everyone easily-- the Internet.

​It has become a routine for me to Google pictures of food to give me inspiration and ideas on what to cook, whenever I feel like my husband might be getting bored with my menu. Yes, I Google just photos-- I don't like reading recipes....

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