Buttery Snap Peas and mushrooms

Snap peas. It’s on season and look sooo yummy!

It’s good to eat fresh with creamy dip, but sometimes we deserve new different method to enjoy tasty veggie.

Crisp and mellow snap pea in buttery flavor. It must be the best dish to try in spring/early summer!

 
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Grated Nagaimo Rice (Tororo Gohan)

Since summer is around the corner, our body should be ready for burning day. In my home country, nagaimo is one of the best food to fight heat.

 

In my home country’s summer, the amount of food people eat decrease because the humidity and the temperature rob our power. But nagaimo has power to digest food efficiently, it is considered as the best helper to survive scorching summer.

 

When you grate nagaimo, it become very slimy. In Japanese, we use toro or toro-toro or similar word to describe slimy texture stuff, so most of food with grated nagaimo is called tororo. When you buy nagaimo from the store, it may be gigantic. In fact, mine was over a yard size and it was the smallest one. I asked people who work at the store, but it was the tiniest one they could find, so I took home the one named tiniest-in-giant-world.

I used to love playing with slime when I was a kid, but looks like I love slimy food as well. So anyway, try this and stay healthy. Don’t lose summer!

 
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Cheese and Bean Quesadilla

Hello all, it’s first day of June! TIME. FLIES!

 

When I was in LA, there are at least 2 Mexican food restaurant in a block. Spiced meat and a variety of condiments always made me excited, and I had to spend at least 10 minutes to decide which salsa I should choose to boost up the taste of delicious food.

 

Now, I live in far north and hardly find authentic Mexican food. It sometimes make me sad, but I should think it’s time to start making Mexican food at home!

 

As long as we challenge making tasty salsa, you’ll be fine because Mexican food, especially quesadilla is easy to make!

 

Let’s try now! (Here is my 10 cents, but while you cook Mexican food, you should choose mariachi to boost up atmosphere of being in Mexican food restaurant! )

 
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Onion and Radish Salad

When I was a kid, I never seen red radish at my local store. To me, radish daikon is long, thick white veggie that sometimes used as metaphorical expression for legs (in bad way, btw. It basically used as “hey your leg is as thick as daikon radish! So don’t even think when to use it especially for ladies! 😉 )

 

Now, I’m so glad red radish is easily available in my local store. This little veggie is so tasty and cute for red and white color, so I can use it as garnish, too!

 

If you put a little bitter onion and radish together and put ponzu sauce with sprinkle of bonito flake, you’ll say “wow, how come I didn’t try it sooner?”

 
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Feta, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pasta

I think I’m so entrepreneur in food and believed I tried so many veggies so far in my life, but there are still millions of veggies in the world.

This time I tried sun dried tomato.

When people dry the food, usually the taste will be stronger. And now, I love this rich chewy little veg. This time I combined it with feta cheese and basil, and wow.  It will be my regular recipe if I feel like eating Mediterranean food.

Rich and salty feta and sun dried tomato with fresh herbal aroma of basil. If your mouth is watery, today’s dinner has been decided as this dish!

 

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