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Mashed Yams with Coconut 4

Posted on November 08, 2011 by Debra

Here’s the recipe for my Mashed Yams with Coconut  that was featured for October’s #twittersweetpotatoparty.

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Corn Butter-Mochi and More 3

Posted on June 27, 2011 by Debra

Today is the last Monday of the month which means it’s more than a Meatless Monday occasion.

It’s #twitterfoodparty day and this month’s theme is corn!

I know, right?  So many options.  Corn is in everything!  Including this butter-mochi!

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Kouya Dofu Nuggets Recipe 6

Posted on May 30, 2011 by Debra


Today was our May #twitterfoodparty and the theme was tofu!  A perfect pick for Meatless Monday too!

Yes, these are as crispy and delicious as they appear and they take no time at all to prepare.

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Mock Medallions 8

Posted on April 10, 2011 by Debra

Okay first off, Saba Man says these look like sausages.  This was not my intention.  I wanted them to look like medallions.

What do you say?

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Decontructed Smoked Lomi Salmon 16

Posted on April 04, 2011 by Debra

I am having so much fun being a  part of Kitchen-Play‘s “National Onion Association”  Progressive Party.  This Progressive Party will feature six different courses created by six different bloggers using Fresh Dry Bulb Onions . There are many varieties of this onion and for this recipe I selected, because I live in Washington State,   the Walla Walla Sweets®!  A very large one.

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Mayo Mahi Mahi Bento and Recipe 4

Posted on March 30, 2011 by Debra

Ah…mahi mahi.  It’s one of those fishes that can be fixed up to order!  Cooked and served up in almost any style.

Grilled, baked, breaded…whatever!  Have you ever had a mahi taco?  Mmm… a fish taco bento sounds divine.

But for now Saba Man is stuck with this mayo grilled mahi mahi filet.  Darn.

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Tuna Salad Patties Bento 9

Posted on March 27, 2011 by Debra

Okay, as promised a bento post along with a recipe.  It’s not a fancy recipe as with most of my concoctions.  So if you like tuna salad say “uh-huh!”

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Mock Meat Jun Recipe 10

Posted on March 03, 2011 by Debra

Here’s a meat-lover’s recipe that I adapted for Meatless Monday!

But first, a little background…

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Salt and Pepper Tofu Recipe 11

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Debra

I don’t usually like to cook or eat fried foods but for Salt and Pepper Tofu… I make a delicious exception.

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Potato Memories and a Recipe 8

Posted on January 31, 2011 by Debra

When I was a little girl we didn’t eat potatoes at home unless my dad cooked them. He was exclusively responsible for breakfast home-fries or holiday mashed.  My mother generally avoided  them and I don’t recall her liking potatoes at all.   She occasionally fixed sweet potatoes for us as treats, but that was about it.

Many years ago,  I asked her why she didn’t like potatoes.

Her answer was unexpected.

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Savory Caramelized Sweet Potatoes 15

Posted on January 06, 2011 by Debra

I love sweet potatoes!  And it doesn’t matter how they’re fixed.  Baked, mashed or french-fried… they’re oh so yummy.  But whenever I have extra time I like to eat them like this…caramelized.

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Vegan Dashi Comments Off

Posted on January 01, 2011 by Debra

The core to Japanese food and cooking is “dashi.”  It is the heart and soul of almost all basic recipes including miso soup, stews like nimono, and even some sushi.

Without dashi, there is no Japanese food.   And in most cases katsuobushi or dried tuna flakes is a required ingredient.  Luckily for vegetarians and vegans there’s another dashi recipe using konbu (kelp) and shiitake mushrooms!

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