Roasted Red Pepper
Bell peppers are a fantastic way of adding flavor, sweetness and color to dish, but the simple act of roasting them amplifies their sweetness, umami and flavor elevating them from simply delicious to utterly magical. That’s because the Maillard reaction turns the reducing sugars and amino acids ...
Oyster Rice (Kaki Meshi)
Because the waters around Japan become warm in summer, oysters are typically only eaten in months that include an “r” (September through april). With the end of oyster season rapidly approaching, I found a half pound bag of shucked oysters at my local supermarket on sale for about $7 and couldn’t
Cucumber Snap Pea Salad
I’ve never been a big fan of “green salads” because they’re about as interesting as a stale piece of pre-chewed gum. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like green things or salads… They just need to be interesting. With crunchy cukes, crisp snap peas, fresh mint, and sharp feta cheese brought together
Peanut Butter Jelly Biscuit
I guess you could say I’ve been on a bit of biscuit kick lately. Not only are they ridiculously quick and easy to make, the workable batter makes them perfect for filling with just about anything. With National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day just around the corner, what better way to pay homage to the
Spaghetti with Soy Sauce Butter Scallops
What originally started out as a way way to use up leftover scallops has turned into one of my favorite quick meals. Considering it takes less than 10 minutes to put together the 5 ingredients in this dish, it’s has one of the best effort to reward ratios I’ve ever found. Beating out dishes like ...
Hourensou no goma-ae (菠薐草の胡麻和え) literally translates to “spinach dressed with sesame seeds”. If that sounds simple, that’s because it is. With only a handful of other ingredients, it’s a quick Japanese salad that’s served as a side for breakfast, lunch or dinner. While the nutty sesame and verdant