Sweet and Spicy Shrimp (General Tso’s Shrimp)

My mother-in-law Atsuko makes this shrimp dish, which is sort of a Japanese rendition of a General Tso’s recipe. You can substitute the shrimp with chicken or any vegetable too.


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Pan Fried Fish with Vegetables

Here is a really delicious recipe for a wonderful, healthy fish dish which is smothered lightly with a Japanese accented sauce. The fish can be pan-fried or steamed (to make it even healthier).





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Japanese Curry

Have you ever thrown the kitchen sink at a dish?

I do it all the time – especially when I make Japanese curry.

It’s the ultimate, healthy, comfort food. It is one of my kids and younger brother’s favorite dishes.

The way my mother-in-law, Atsuko, taught me to make Japanese curry was with carrots, meat, onions and potatoes. It is very simple and really delicious that way too.

 Me…I throw in every shred of left over vegetable I can find.

You don’t have to.

Feel free to add or take out any ingredients from this recipe that don’t work for you (expect the curry of course).

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Steamed Scallions with Miso Paste

These are the gorgeous gifts I get in my weekly fall organic veggie box from my farmer at my local CSA.

Here is an unexpectedly simple way of cooking scallions, which is super delicious and really healthy.

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My sister in law Sonal has given me the cookbook of a lifetime!

The book is called Plenty  by Yotam Ottolenghi, a renowned chef and author who writes a weekly vegetarian column in London’s weekly  Guardian newspaper. Ottolenghi owns “haute couture” food shops in London, which are well known for innovative dishes, that are made using the best of ingredients.

This is a spectacular dish I recently made for a luncheon, which ended up being a favorite with adults and the kids alike.

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Stir Fried Cabbage with Salmon and Miso

Salmon and cabbage make a really great combination. This is a quick dish I throw together when I have leftover salmon from a meal. I used Napa cabbage in this recipe but you can use regular green cabbage too. You can chose to leave the smoked salmon too but it does add an nice smoky twist to the dish.


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