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Tomato Salad with Cucumber Onion Marinade

Sliced Tomato Salad with Cucumber Onion Marinade- Sliced tomatoes topped with a chopped cucumbers and onion in a tangy marinade. This sliced tomato salad is so fresh and comes together in a snap.

Sliced tomatoes topped with a chopped cucumbers and onion in a tangy marinade. This sliced tomato salad is so fresh and comes together in a snap. Perfect for a warm summer day! Summer is coming. Yesterday I was outside and it was already HOT! When I was living in Utah, the summer was hot hot hot but at …

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Baked Soy Sauce Sticky Wings

Baked soy sauce sticky wings

These soy sauce sticky wings are baked, but SO crispy, with a sweet and salty glaze.  I didn’t eat my first wings until college. I’m not even kidding! I grew up in America and I never ever had wings! My mom is anti having bones in chicken, so I just never had the opportunity to …

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Perfect Umami Puff Pastry Appetizer

Perfect Umami Puffs

Full of umami packed ingredients (mushrooms, caramelized onions, bacon, cheese), these will make the perfect puff pastry appetizer! Umami- different from savory… not exactly “salty”, but a flavor profile that brings a depth and deliciousness to foods. You’ll find it in soy sauce, anchovies, tomatoes, parmesan, and these umami puffs. The puff pastry appetizer is topped …

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Simmered Kabocha Squash (Kabocha no Nimono)

Simmered Kabocha Squash (kabocha no nimono)

Kabocha squash is simmered in a delicious Japanese flavored stock until soft. Kabocha no nimono is an easy, savory, and healthy side dish. So I’ve been on a bit of a kabocha kick lately, and I think a part of the reason is because I keep seeing pumpkin recipes all over, and every time I …

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Sesame Dressing

Sesame Dressing made with veggies

My favorite dressing of all time is Japanese sesame dressing. I’ve talked before about how much I love black sesame, but I love white sesame just as much! Sesame is a standard dressing used in Japanese homes and restaurants. It’s got that roasty flavor that I can’t get enough of! Many sesame dressings have mayonnaise …

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