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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Make NO MEAT Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce (Vegetable Meat Sauce) - Video Recipe

I used Miso which surprisingly gives a meat-like flavor.
It is amazingly delicious and filling!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oPvRHeCYYA

Even if you are not a vegetarian, this dish is heavenly.
ENJOY!!!



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NO MEAT Vegetarian Meat Sauce

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) Shimeji Mushrooms
100g (3.5oz.) Enoki Mushrooms
2 Shiitake mushrooms
50g (1.8oz.) minced carrot
50g (1.8oz.) minced onion
400g (14oz.) diced tomato can
1 tsp. grated garlic
1 tsp. grated ginger
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. Miso
salt and pepper
pasta (spaghetti or penne) of your choice
cashew parmesan cheese
parsley flakes

Directions:
1. Finely chop Shimeji, Enoki, and Shiitake mushrooms.
2. Heat olive oil in a pot, add the chopped mushrooms, minced carrot, and minced onion. Then cook until tender.
3. Add diced tomato. When it becomes to a boil, mix in grated garlic, grated ginger, and Miso. Then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta of your choice.
5. When the meat sauce is done, season with salt and pepper if needed.
6. Serve the pasta in a dish, pour over the sauce, then sprinkle with cashew parmesan cheese and parsley flakes.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/07/blog-post_29.html
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to Make Goya Chanpuru / Stir-Fried Bitter Melon (Okinawan Cuisine) - Video Recipe

Goya Chanpuru (Stir-Fried Bitter Melon) is a very popular Okinawan dish. The dish is eaten very often in Summer in Japan when Goya (bitter melon/gourd/squash) is in season!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItbgoZxKDzg

By washing or boiling it, you can remove the bitter taste BUT I know some of you still don't like the bitter flavor of Goya. Sure this is the recipe for those who love it ;) hehe



More Goya recipes are coming soon!!!

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Goya Chanpuru / Stir-Fried Bitter Melon

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 (250g=8.8oz.) Goya (bitter melon)
180g (6.4oz.) thinly sliced pork *ham, bacon, or SPAM is okay but you may want to less the amount of soy sauce when you season at the end
400g (14oz.) Shima-dofu (cotton / firm tofu)
2 eggs
A
* salt and pepper
* 2 tsp. corn or potato starch
1/2 tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
B
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* salt and pepper
1 (5g) package Katsuobushi (bonito flakes)

Directions:
1. Cut both ends of Goya, then cut in half lengthwise. Scrape off the seeds with a spoon and slice into thin half rounds. Put them in a bowl, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. of salt, then leave for 5 minutes until tender. Wash and drain well. *in this way you can remove the bitter taste of the Goya.
2. Tear Tofu into bite-size chunks and drain well in a strainer.
3. Cut sliced pork into bite-size pieces if necessary, then season with A.
4. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and cook Tofu until golden brown. Then set aside.
5. In the same pan, heat sesame oil, then stir-fry the pork and Goya until done. Then add back the Tofu and season with B. *if you are using ham, bacon, or SPAM you may want to less the amount of soy sauce
6. Pour in the beaten egg, wait for 10 seconds until slightly cooked, then toss lightly.
7. Quickly mix in Katsuobushi (bonito flakes) to finish.

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/07/blog-post_26.html
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Make Easy NO BAKE Macaroni Gratin (One-Pot Frying Pan Dish) - Video Recipe

Macaroni Gratin is a very popular home cooked dish in Japan.
What is good about making it at home is you can make it healthier :3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ogx5IpC5Ao

This recipe is not only healthy but easy and delicious!!! My darling asked me to make it again. Definitely I will!!! haha



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NO BAKE Macaroni Gratin

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 2 (as a main dish)

Ingredients:
250g (8.8oz.) chicken breast *or shrimp/seafood mix if you like
200g (7oz.) potato
100g (3.5oz.) onion
100g (3.5oz.) macaroni *9min cooking time (or more minutes is ok, too)
300ml water
1 consomme cube (or bouillon cube) to make 300ml soup
200ml soy milk
2 tbsp. melted butter
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tbsp. cooking oil
salt and pepper
50g (1.8oz.) pizza cheese
20g (0.7oz.) grated parmesan cheese
parsley flakes

Directions:
1. Toast the grated parmesan cheese in a frying pan until golden brown and set aside.
2. Remove the skin from the chicken if desired. Then cut into small bite-size pieces and season with salt and pepper. Slice the potato into 5mm (0.2 inch) half rounds. Slice the onion.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and stir-fry (2.) until coated with oil.
4. Add macaroni, water, and consomme cube, then cook on medium for 3 minutes.
5. Add soy milk, when it becomes to a boil, stop the heat. Mix melted butter and flour in a small dish. Add them into the frying pan. Then put on low and simmer until the sauce thickens.
6. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with pizza cheese, cover, and cook on low for about 5 minutes.
7. Taste the macaroni, when it is done, stop the heat, then sprinkle with the toasted parmesan cheese (1.) and parsley flakes to finish.

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/07/blog-post_23.html
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