All posts tagged "Cooking Good"

  • Making Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Is Easy

    One advantage of making your own ice cream at home is you can adjust the sweetness.  You don’t need an ice cream maker to cook this recipe,  just a few basic ingredients.   Ingredients  (for 6 people)...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • I tried an Italian Chef’s original Spaghetti Carbonara recipe and our children love it! Yours will too.

    The rule at home is to train our children to eat only ‘real’ and ‘good’ food.  With two picky eaters to feed, it hasn’t been quite easy.  It can take 3 or even 5 tries before my...

    • Posted April 8, 2017
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  • Famous Tokyo Chef shares his tips for a perfect Japanese-style fried chicken

    A master chef at ‘Sanpi Ryoron’ (Pros and Cons) , a Japanese restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo, Masahiro Kasahara is also a popular face on cooking show “Wakaki wa no kyosho” (Young Japanese Maestro). His chicken recipe was...

    • Posted February 26, 2017
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  • Make a delicious beans soup with left over bread

    RIBOLLITA Ribollita is a hearty potage from the Tuscan region of Italy that makes it to the family dinner table during the cold winter months. The Italians are good at recycling scraps or left over food and...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • Braised Ox Tongue

    Bon Appe-cheap! Of the many delicious ways to prepare ox tongue, stewing is a popular way to serve it in the winter season. This family recipe is considered a holiday food in many European, Latin American and...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • Holiday Fruit Cake Recipe

    FRUIT, LIQUOR & JAM MIX Ingredients ¼ cup finely chopped orange peel ¼ cup finely chopped candied citron peel ½ teaspoon of orange zest, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, ¼ cup cherries in syrup in halves 100 grs...

    • Posted December 12, 2016
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  • Making the perfect roast

    As the weather cools down, one of the most common questions I get is how to select a roast. There is something about roasting that confuses a lot of people, including me. My mother always made chuck...

    • Posted November 14, 2016
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  • What’s in a Surimi?

    Surimi means minced white fish packaged as crab meat sold at most convenient stores in Japan. It tastes like crab, it looks like crab, but it isn’t ‘the crab.’ Most importantly, it’s also cheap. A host of...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Melon mint summer salad

    We all have an aunt who cooks. Mine did and this signature food was one of her most requested summer recipes. Although we’ve lost her, her spirit lives on through her recipes.  This refreshing, fruity, citrusy salad...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
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  • Eat YOUR way to good health with Mediterranean cuisine

    When you’re craving healthy foods with a little flavor, you can’t go wrong with Mediterranean food. Mediterranean cuisine is famous all over the world for taking humble ingredients and turning them into delectable dishes. Train your taste...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • How to make a delicious Chicken Tan Tan Men Bowl

    When autumn rolls around, my thoughts turn to a bowl of good home-cooked ramen. Most ramen bowls served at noodle shops all over Japan are mostly made with pork. But because pork doesn’t appeal to  to my...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • This dad skins a watermelon like a pro

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Washing chicken before cooking doesn’t kill bacteria

    Washing raw chicken before cooking has been a common hygienic practice for many. In other parts of the world, chicken is customarily rubbed with lemon or soaked in vinegar due to what many perceive as a way...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • How to make Grilled Chicken Tortilla at home

    by Leticia Munoz There is something wonderfully evocative about Mexican tortillas. It conjures up memories of a lazy summer lunch with the whole family. Here’s a wonderful recipe you might want to try at home. It’s so...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Where to get meat substitute in Tokyo (for vegetarians)

    Backed up by studies, following a healthy vegetarian diet will not only help you weigh 20-25% lighter than meat-eaters, you will also be at lower risk of heart disease. According to American Glycemic Index specialists Drs. Jennie...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • Little Pizzaiolas in training

    “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Believing in empowering kids by teaching them how to cook, Domino’s Kids Pizza...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • MEDITERRANEAN style grilled lamb chops

    May is the month of leisure walks and outdoor fun. What better way to bask in the goodness of the season than to invite friends over for a barbecue before the arrival of the rainy season? Hosting...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Kiddie gourmet

    Ingredients 1 pumpkin, about 500 grams, peeled and cubed (you can also use butternut squash) 1tbsp oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed • 300 grams Koshihikari rice 1 litre hot vegetable stock 100 grams...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • Sugar-free Cheesecake with Chestnuts

    Chestnuts or kuri (栗)is a favourite autumn delicacy.  If eating it ‘as is’ sounds like a boring idea, whip up this nice recipe that will get your kids nodding in approval.  Get freshly roasted chestnuts at the...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • How to make a great tasting Seafood Paella

    Cooking for one person requires the same effort as cooking for 4 or 5 people so why not give Paella a try?  Paella (pan in English), is one of Spain’s popular family dish cooked traditionally with meat. ...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • So you think you can sculpt?

    “Bento” or  Japanese home-packed meal  is arguably one of Japan’s famous contributions to world food culture.  Today, many mums all over the world have embraced the idea of injecting fun into their kid’s lunchbox.  September being a...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Snack Spotting: After-school snacks from all over the world

    The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  That age-old saying rings true because food is love. Parents who cook after-school snacks are actually saying “I love you” to their children in an indirect but...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Soy Ice Pops

    Lactose intolerant? Here’s a great substitute for ice pops that’s completely dairy-free. It’s quick to prepare and whether you’re allergic to dairy or simply finnicky with food, you will like it. You will need: (per cup) Wooden...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Whip up party food in no time

    Berry quick smoothie If you are hosting a party in summer, this refreshing drink is a good thirst quencher. use frozen berries which is available at Nissin supermarket or at the National Azabu. 200 grams frozen berries...

    • Posted July 12, 2014
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  • How to make fried chicken kid-friendly

    Chicken is one of the best source of protein. And fried chicken or tori no karaage is the surest way that children will eat them. I have a technique to make fried chicken even kid friendlier using...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Lemon Crab Salad and Ricotta Cheese

    If you prefer eating light meals in the summer, this refreshing salad will make a good accompaniment to grilled salmon.  Try it! Ingredients 2 medium size fresh lemons 300 grams shredded crab meat 100 grams of ricotta...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Spring salad with anchovy and mint vinaigrette

    This mediterranean-inspired mixed greens and egg is a very refreshing salad that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a stand-alone meal.   Ingredients: 1 cup sweet peas, 2 med size avocados, 1 romaine lettuce, 1 can...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Whip up a real good omelet!

    Bored of the regular scrambled egg?  Spice up your mornings with these delicious iron-packed omelets for breakfast or  weekend brunch. These egg recipes can be enjoyed any time of the day and are guaranteed to put a...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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  • Rose and Pistachio Crème brûlée

    Yields 4 – 6 servings Ingredients : For the custard : •    350ml single cream •    90ml full fat milk •    30ml natural rose water •    70g sugar + 60g for burning the top of the crème 6 teaspoons...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • Baked Potato, Spinach and Ham

     Ingredients 500 g of spinach 400 gr potatoes 100 g prosciutto 4 eggs 80 g butter 100 gr of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon flour fresh cream, nutmeg and salt. How to prepare 1. Boil and mash...

    • Posted March 15, 2014
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  • Mac n’ Cheese reinvented

    ho doesn’t like Mac n’ Cheese?  Here’s a recipe of one of the most requested food by kids in many parts of the world.  Each has his own way of cooking this adorable dish.  A French Canadian...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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  • Mom and dad cocktails

    This one is for mom and dad only. Once in a blue moon, Liz likes to enjoy a cocktail while watching TV or just checking out other blogs.  She likes her cocktail sweet and with a hint...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Golden eggplant gratin

    The cheesy flavour and tender bite of eggplant make this all-time family favourite, tempting, even to small kids. If you go for a richer flavour, this decadent dish will go well with bacon. 3 large or 5...

    • Posted February 7, 2014
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  • Chicken Soup a la Minestrone

    You need: 2 medium size celery sticks 2 medium size carrots, peeled and cut into strips 1 large size potato cubed 1 can cannellini beans (the dried ones require more cooking time) 1 cup shredded cabbage 2...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Chicken Soup with Shiitake in Coconut Milk

    Nothing beats this Thai-inspired soup on a cold day.  This is best enjoyed by a family who likes a bit of spice in their soup.  Definitely not recommended for small children. You need: 2-3 med size potatoes...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Chicken Ginger Soup with Couscous

    Chicken soup is known as the remedy for colds and flu in many cultures around the world.   Chicken soup gives a positive feeling of comfort to children especially when served to them by Mom.    Tired of your...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Mom finds a solution to picky eaters

    Feeding kids with nutritious food is always a sore topic in some households.  Moms constantly struggle at finding the right strategy to avoid frequent meal battles. Samantha Lee,  mom to two daughters, has chosen her battles wisely...

    • Posted November 11, 2013
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  • Trick or Thrift

    Fixing something cool for 30 or more trick-or-treaters  and staying within budget can be a daunting task.  Not if you keep it simple. Perhaps one of the simplest recipes ever created that costs little to prepare and...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • Okonomiyaki (grilled just the way you like it)

    Okonomiyaki, arguably one of the most delicious Japanese dishes originating from Kansai or Hiroshima, is what most foreigners call the local version of an omelette or a pizza but grilled in pancake-like fashion. Dubbed by the locals...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • A summery dish: Peachy Pork Chops

    This is an easy summery dish that my husband and I and my children enjoy.   (Not any easy accomplishment in my house)!  The fruity flavor appeals to the kids, and the spices add an interesting flavor...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Chocolate Truffles in 9 easy steps

    We know the pressure of being a mom. Not all moms have the luxury to take time off from the most important job in the world to do as she pleases. What better way to show appreciation...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Fried sweet peas and bacon

    If there’s one vegetable that is well liked by children, it’s the great green peas. Green peas have a sweet flavor and can be cooked in a lot of ways. The vegetable is packed with protein for...

    • Posted March 3, 2013
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  • Japan’s food for the brains

    Japan is one of the advanced countries that produces the world’s best and brightest mathematicians and scientists. In a 2011 study by Trends in International Mathematics and Science,  the Japanese elementary grade school children scored 585 points...

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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  • Christmas ham

    Growing up, I recall with fond memories,  the delicious aroma of a traditional glazed ham my mother would cook each year  on Christmas Eve.  Christmas and New Year’s are two special days in the family when a...

    • Posted December 3, 2012
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  • Roast turkey in fresh aromatic herbs

    Thanksgiving Day is in a few weeks when the mighty bird is expected to grace this year’s dinner table.  Be reminded to order your big bird well in advance to make it in time for the grand...

    • Posted October 31, 2012
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  • Detox recipes

    Like machines that pick up dirt over time, our bodies are susceptible to toxins that impair our natural waste disposal system and overall body performance. These toxins need to be eliminated by nourishing ourselves with food containing...

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Broccoli and tuna scacciata

                        I know how many parents out there struggle every meal time just to get  their children to eat more vegetables.  Coming from Italy, the land of world...

    • Posted July 1, 2012
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  • Home-made family pizza

    Sundays are when my wife takes a back seat from the kitchen so I can show my kids my culinary side from time to time.   When I am in charge of the kitchen, I want to serve...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Recycling leftover food

              I remember the very words of my grandma “never to waste food”. This is a good reminder especially for those who live in Japan where food is pricey. One of the reasons...

    • Posted May 1, 2012
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  • Baked kuromutsu

    Kuromutsu or Japanese blue fish is usually found throughout Japan’s coastline in the deep sea all year round. Seasonally, they are abundant in winter but you can find them in the Tsukiji fish market until early spring....

    • Posted February 29, 2012
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