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Category Archives: Vegan

Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

I like noodles and I make pasta a lot, but lasagna is a different story. For some reason, it’s something I only make for a special occasion. Well, for one thing, it includes multiple steps, a lot more than a simple pasta dish. So I made lasagna for dinner, but of course it took longer […]

Mocha Pancakes with Salted Caramel Maple Syrup

Happy weekend everyone! We decided to have pancakes for breakfast the night before. These mocha pancakes are beautiful. It’s not too shabby for weekend breakfast, is it? Some of you might have noticed the dark color of the syrup, but this maple syrup from Trader Joe’s is “salted caramel infused”. When we saw it we […]

Soboro Bento Box

Today it is well known that Japanese people eat with chopsticks. But did you know that they “cook” with chopsticks, too? For cooking we use larger sized chopsticks like these. I do cook with tongs and wooden spoons, but my go-to cooking utensil is still my old chopsticks that my mom got for me. I […]

Biscotti: Orange Cranberry Pistachio / Chocolate Walnut

Yesterday we had company at our house for lunch, and I didn’t forget about dessert. My initial plan was making something different whose main ingredient was avocado. I did get avocados a few days before, but they were not ripe enough at the time I needed to make the dessert. Avocados are difficult in that […]

Vegan Lunch with Non-Vegan Guests

Now we are on a 100% plant-based diet. Since we switched from 95% to 100% a few months ago, there really haven’t been any major problems. We’ve attended some family gatherings, and we’ve learned to bring a dish (or dishes) that we can eat to such occasions. No problem. But yesterday we had a new […]

Pizza Toast

Growing up in Japan, pizza was not a big part of our diet, particularly a few decades ago. I don’t even think there were any restaurants that served pizza in our little town when I was a child; now pizza has become a lot more popular and there is even an awesome Italian restaurant a […]

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