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  • A summery dish: Peachy Pork Chops

    This is an easy summery dish that my husband and I and my children...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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  • Christmas ham

    Growing up, I recall with fond memories,  the delicious aroma of a traditional glazed...

    • 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...

    • Posted October 31, 2012
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  • Detox recipes

    Like machines that pick up dirt over time, our bodies are susceptible to toxins...

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Broccoli and tuna scacciata

                        I know how many...

    • 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...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Recycling leftover food

              I remember the very words of my grandma “never...

    • 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...

    • Posted February 29, 2012
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  • Sweet Valentine

      As Valentine rolls around,  sweet things come to mind.  What better way to...

    • Posted January 31, 2012
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  • Winter soups

       Tomato and Cheese Soup •12 ripe tomatoes, chopped • 5 cups beef stock...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Creepy Halloween graveyard cake

    Creepy Halloween Graveyard Cake Ingredients: 1 box chocolate cake mix 1½ cups chocolate frosting...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Vegetable risotto recipes

    AUTUMN VEGETARIAN RISOTTO Approx. serves 31 clove garlic 1 medium size onion 6 pcs....

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Rice and Seaweed Roll

      Going away on summer vacation is always fun but shedding those unwanted fat ...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Sauteed pork and deep fried tofu

      Tofu or soy bean curd is a widely consumed food in Japan. Although...

    • Posted June 8, 2011
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  • Nutritious eggplant recipes

    Eggplants, also known as “aubergine” in French or “nasu” in Japanese, are considered low-fat...

    • Posted May 15, 2011
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  • Martha Stewart’s Silk Tie Easter Eggs

    Photo © Elena Derevtsova Small- to medium-size raw eggs Glass or enamel pot Silk...

    • Posted April 1, 2011
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  • Bon appe-cheap

       We don’t need to break the family budget in order to have a...

    • Posted February 1, 2011
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  • The Thanksgiving roast with a twist

    Bored of baking the traditional cranberry, mashed potato and gravy stuff?  This practical recipe...

    • Posted October 24, 2010
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  • The savoir-faire of French bread and pastry making

    As more and more mums join the workforce today,  the less time they have...

    • Posted October 24, 2010
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  • Olivier Oddos’ Seared red tuna, tapenade potato ravioli, and sea urchin emulsion

    Seared red tuna, tapenade potato ravioli, and sea urchin emulsion  Ingredients  (1 serving) 1...

    • Posted September 28, 2010
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  • Mediterranean Yasai Itame

    Photo © Elena Derevtsova   Many of us came back from summer vacation and...

    • Posted August 30, 2010
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  • Raisin’ the bar

    Photo © Elena Derevtsova   As is the case in many households, we often...

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Helping out

    Photos © Elena Derevstova   Can a four-year-old cook and play? Naaah!  Well, four-year-old...

    • Posted April 29, 2010
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  • The pursuit of hap-pie-ness

    I have wondered if it is possible to do an A to Z of...

    • Posted March 29, 2010
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  • Scotch power

    Scotch Egg Pie  Equipment An oven, a good sharp knife for chopping, silicone pie...

    • Posted March 29, 2010
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  • Veggie delight

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   Is your family vegetarian? Here are two simple recipes...

    • Posted February 27, 2010
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  • Valentine’s Day treats

    Valentine’s Day is upon us!  It’s a global day of love and affection, and...

    • Posted January 30, 2010
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  • Hot pots

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   As Tokyo’s temperatures dip into its annual coldest, keeping...

    • Posted December 29, 2009
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  • Ghostly goodies

    The time of year has come when mystical creatures roam the Earth, and the...

    • Posted October 1, 2009
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  • Something fishy

    Salmon, commonly referred to as "the oily fish," has always been regarded as an...

    • Posted August 31, 2009
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  • Soy healthy (Tofu recipes)

    Tofu, or soy bean curd, is widely consumed in Japan for its rich high...

    • Posted June 29, 2009
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  • Traditional express meals

    Craving for something rare, quick and healthy? Try these simple, tasty, light and nutritious...

    • Posted May 30, 2009
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  • Where to barbecue in Tokyo?

    The approaching summer season brings out the barbecue meister in dads and moms, but...

    • Posted April 29, 2009
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  • Sensational salads

    Welcome the season by nourishing your body with these delicious combination of crispy, crunchy...

    • Posted February 25, 2009
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  • Share the love

    APPLE CAKE For 6 servings   Ingredients • 4 good size apples • 180...

    • Posted February 1, 2009
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  • Seasonal delights

    It’s holiday season. The candles are lit, a beautifully decorated table glittering with silver,...

    • Posted November 29, 2008
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  • All the trimmings

    For the best holiday feast ever, follow our three-pronged plan for a dinner that...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • The big ooze

    Baked pumpkin with ginger flavour cream filling Whether you’re planning a blood-curdling haunted house,...

    • Posted October 1, 2008
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  • Lamb chops in aromatic herbs

    Inspired by the Mediterranean For the tastiest lamb chops you have ever tasted, try...

    • Posted August 27, 2008
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  • Packed lunches for everyone

    Sweet Potato Rice Ball & Mushroom Gratin with Mayonnaise

    • Posted August 4, 2008
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  • Mixed bean salad with soy milk dressing

    Packed with protein and flavor

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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  • Going bananas

    This curious combination is guaranteed to please

    • Posted April 30, 2008
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  • Insalata di Fungi

    Healthy and quick to prepare, this month's recipe combines a medley of mouth-watering mushroom...

    • Posted April 4, 2008
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  • Soy delicious

    Nutritious, easy-to-make tofu steaks with shiitake mushroom sauce Tofu is a wonderfully versatile, low-fat...

    • Posted February 4, 2008
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