Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Salad with Mitsuba Leaf

This 300 yen salad spinner I got from the 3 Coin Store is so handy. It drains the water in just a few seconds after you have washed your vegetables. I obtained kabocha pumpkin slices from a grocery store on the basement level of Hikarie ShinQ in Shibuya because they are pre sliced. You sauté in olive oil until tender…

Soramame Fata Beans and Hijiki Seaweed Pizza

In the Spring time, soramame fata beans are one of the favorite vegetables in Japan and you can enjoy it in a variety of dishes. Hijiki is a seaweed that is very high in calcium.  You can purchase it dried and then soak it in water for 30 minutes before cooking.  Historically, pregnant women would consume Hijiki in Japan,…