Summer Salad: White Sesame Edamame with Crumbled Tofu

My summer salad series will feature several of my favourite refreshing and light salads, mostly with complimentary flavours from different cuisines. The Salad Dressing I’ve used this dressing from Kayanoya, a Japan-based seasoning company that brings the most authentic Japanese flavourings to your table. This company has a 120 year history with making traditional soy…

Spicy Peanut Sauce Naan Pizza with Japanese Pea Sprouts

Fusion food is what I grew up eating. My mom used to cook so many different cuisines at home that me and my sisters developed an extensive palette for all kinds of flavour.  Naan is a traditional North Indian bread, made in a charcoal tandoor. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, but crunchy on…

Gochujang Tofu Lettuce Tacos

I used savoy cabbage to replace taco shells/tortillas, making this a major fusion dish:  Korean + Japanese + Mexican! Don’t forget to tag me or send me your recreations if you make this. I would love to share! Gochujang Tofu Ingredients: 1-2 cups of Hard Tofu/Crispy Tofu (you can get this in the market) 1…

Veggie Maki Rolls

This maki roll is made with an assortment of semi-boiled asparagus, julienne cut carrots, cucumber and sliced avocado on a creamy cheese base.  The sushi rice was actually korean rice, that was a shorter grain and extremely sticky! I simply used a tbsp of MIZKAN sushi seasoning to season the rice enough to get that…

Japanese Seaweed Salad

As a vegetarian, seaweed is a great source of vitamins and minerals! Wakame seaweed has 7x more calcium than milk, and a serving of kelp has about 30% of your iron RDA!  Make your own Japanese style seaweed salad at home and see below for the dressing recipe: Serves 2 | 15 minutes Ingredients: 2…

Eggplant Teriyaki

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique used on cooked meat or vegetables, which are then glazed with soy sauce, white rice wine (mirin) and sugar. The end result is a delicious contrast of sweet and savory.  Today, you get an assortment of ready-made Teriyaki sauce to make this technique easier to redo at home. Here…

Cheese Stuffed Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms are vital in a vegetarian diet as they contain the same amino acids as meat. They also have cholesterol-lowering and anti-cancer effects. Shiitake mushrooms contain 39% of your Copper RDA which supports iron in creating your body’s red blood cells (1).  Despite the many benefits, Shiitake mushrooms can be quite bland so I…