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5 ways to find food inspiration
Buta Udon (Udon with braised porkbelly). If youâ€™re a ramen maniac or an udon fanatic (or better yet, both), this is your perfect bowl of noodle soup.
Stir Fried Lettuce!?!? Sweet, crispy and delicious when cooked quickly over high heat.
Japanese Braised Porkbelly (Buta Kakuni). Braised for several hours in a dried anchovy and ginger broth this just melts in your mouth.
Eggplant rolls filled with quinoa, feta, roasted peppers and mint.
Grilled lettuce pizza! I know this sounds weird, but it came to me in a dream and it was fantastic.
Homemade Stinging Nettle Pasta with Fava Beans.
Unagi Kamameshi - Eel steamed with rice and bamboo with a light soy broth in a cast iron pot.
Nasu Dengaku. Japanese grilled eggplant with sweet miso sesame sauce. The sauce is great on grilled tofu too.
Chinese greens (Choi Sum) with Japanese ground sesame sauce (Goma-Ae)
FIRE! FIRE! Fun with flambÃ©. This one is a Pineapple Rhubarb FlambÃ©
Tacos Al Pastor for Cinco de Mayo! Pork marinated in dried chiles and pineapple, roasted and served with salsa verde.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata with Lavender Crust
Hamachi wrapped in ramp kimchi. The cold creamy texture of the hamachi makes a perfect foil for the intensely briny and spicy kimchi.
Salt Cured Tai (Japanese Snapper). Delicious drizzled with olive oil, on salads or on rice covered in green tea.
Ramp Kimchi and Ramp Confit. 2 perfect ways to preserve this shot-seasoned spring gem.
Ohmi Wagyu Beef. beer fed + sake bathed + massaged cows = the best steak in the world.
Tuna Poke... Sashimi, Island style
Chilled cucumber with sesame miso sauce over rice (Hiyashijiru). A local breakfast in Miyazaki, Japan.
Maple banana frozen yogurt.
Banana Peel Steamed Pork and Rice.
Orecchiette with ramps and fiddleheads picked fresh from a local park.
Foraging for Spring. Ramps, and fiddleheads, and nettles... oh my!
White Chocolate Matcha Mint Buttercream... and a coconut cupcake to put it on.
Kasha Corn Fritters with fresh curry leaves. Vegan and gluten-free.
Tuna steak with lemon and olive oil on a bed of roast spring veggies.
Spices for south east asian beef noodle soup.
Chinese Roast Pork. Slow roasted, tender and moist with crispy crackling skin.
Vegetarian Gyoza (potstickers). A great gateway food for non-veggies. Made with quinoa, these are cheaper, healthier, and greener than their porky siblings, without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Sunchoke and Hamachi Carpaccio with Yuzu and Cherrywood Smoked Salt.
Sunchokes with a warm butter lemon dressing.
Sweet roast beets with crisp juicy apple topped with some mizuna, cress and miner lettuce dressed in a mellow garlic lemonette. All topped with some salty bleu goat cheese and some crunchy candied walnuts.
Guinea Hen Olive and Lemon Tagine. Slow cooked in the oven with a bit of honey, it makes its own sauce.
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Meyer Lemon Icebox Cake. A 3 ingredient no-bake cake that tastes as good as it is simple to make.