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Ayaka
USA
Interests: Food, piano, fashion
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Healthy, tasty :) <Ingredients> 1 silken or soft tofu, 1lb ground chicken, 5 green onions, 1/2 yellow onion, 1 egg, 1/2 tbsp vegetable soup base, 1 cup bread crumbs, salt and pepper 1. Put tofu in a bowl and whip it up with a mixer. Add bread crumbs, sit for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ayalog
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The originally recipe uses large shrimps and cream of mushroom instead of chicken and cream of chicken. I will definitely try the original too and post it sometime soon. <Ingredients> 1 can cream of chicken mized with the same amount of milk, 1 small lemon, 1-2 boneless and skinless chicken... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ayalog
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Potato salad that even those who are not big fans of potato salad smiled ;) <Ingredients> 4-5 potatoes, 2tbsp frozen corn, 5 baby carrots or 1/3 carrot bulk, 1/4 yellow onion, 1 mini cucumber, 1 slice of ham, 1 egg, 4-5 tbsp mayonnaise, salt and pepper *If you are in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Ayalog
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You will need: Chicken thighs (300-400g/10-14oz), 1 clove garlic, 1tbsp ground ginger, 2 tbsp sake, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1stp sesame oil, 1/2 egg, 1 1/2 tbsp flour, 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch, oil to fry 1. Cut chicken thighs into a bite size. Grind garlic. In a plastic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Ayalog
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One of my favorites from childhood :) You need: 1 can cream-style corn, 1 egg, 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch, 2 tbsp sake, 2 tsp powdered Asian chicken stock, salt 1. Heat a can of cream-style corn and a can of water at midium heat. Mix well together. 2. When... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Ayalog
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My dad passed away on October 7th, 2005, when I was a junior in high school. He loved to cook more than my mother did, and this was one of his best recipes. I always make this soup in the beginning of October. Ingredients: 3-4 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless),... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at Ayalog
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青椒肉絲 is my favorite Chinese dish! Before moving to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Ayalog
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Pasta is probably my favorite kind of food. Today, I will introduce spicy tomato sauce called "arabiata," anger in Italian. Why anger? Because it's spicy ;) I like it on spaghetti, but I believe penne arabiata is the most common. 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce, 1/2 can diced tomato, 1... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Ayalog
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This is a leftover recipe. Mexican cheesy chicken becomes this soup You need: 2-4 servings of Mexican cheesy chicken, 7-10 large or jumbo shrimp peeled, 1 cube shrimp bouillon, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, some dried parsley, 1-3 dried red peppers (optional) 1. Heat milk and water, and melt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Ayalog
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I finally made homemade salsa for the first time :) This turned into this Ingredients: 1 small onion minced, 2 cups cantaloupe finely diced (or 1/4 cantaloupe), 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp jalapeno chopped, 4 tsp dried basil, salt and pepper.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Ayalog
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I met this pizza when I was visiting Missoula, Montana for National Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2010. The group from my uni went to a pizza restaurant, and I ordered this thai pizza. And I fell in love. I've been wanting to make my own Thai pizza, but never... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Ayalog
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One of the most popular pizza toppings in Japan is... potato, corn, onion, and mayonnaise!! You need: - Pizza sauce - 1 potato, steamed or boiled - 1 handfull frozen corns - 1/2 onion, diced or sliced - 2 bacon cut into 1-inch pieces (optional) - Mayonnaise - Pizza cheese... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Ayalog
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Japanese chicken teriyaki pizza! Recipe for pizza crust is here. You need: - 1 boneless and skinless chicken thigh - 1 yellow onion - 3 tbsp soy sauce - 1 1/2 tbsp sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp mirin - 1 tbsp honey - 3 asparaguses - pizza cheese - 1... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Ayalog
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International pizza party was a success!! I partied like a rock star ;) This pizza crust recipe is from my childhood neighbor Suzuki-san. My family has been using this recipe for over 15 years. To make one medium size crust or two small thin crusts: - 1 1/2 cup all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Ayalog
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Hello all. I'm sorry for neglecting this blog again... I have been super busy the last three weeks. But, here is a good news :) - I fonally got a new job, - I'm taking my first client (as a therapist) this Thursday, and - I heard the government is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Ayalog
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This is my second tofu salad ;) To view the first one: salad lover. I love love love tofu!! silken tofu, lettuce, green onion, mentsuyu (Japanese noodle soup), sesame oil, ra-yu (chili oil) 1. Cut tofu into pieces and put it on bed of lettuce. Chop green onion and sprinkle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Ayalog
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I recently bought anchovy paste for the first time. This is the first recipe I came up with using the anchovy paste :) 1. While boiling spaghetti, fry spinach and zucchini (sliced) with some olive oil and crushed garlic. 2. Add spaghetti into the pan, fry with 1/2 tbsp anchovy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Ayalog
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Hello~ :) How's everyone's summer going? To feel more summery, how about piña colada?? 1 ounce (30ml) white rum 1 ounce (30ml) dark rum 2 ounces (60ml) pineapple juice 1 ounce (30ml) coconut cream Blend with crushed ice, and serve with a cherry. Other recipes: Delish! Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Ayalog
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Spaghetti Napolitan is a Japanese-Italian dish which is very popular among kids. Can be bar food as well, if you make it fancy ;) Original recipe: Spaghetti for four servings, 1 green pepper, 1/2 onion, 2 slices bacon, salt and pepper, a lot of ketchup 1. Boil water in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Ayalog
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Easy and fancy breakfast is here :) Ingredients: bread, shredded mozzarella, pizza sauce, some greeen pepper sliced (can use red or yellow pepper too), pepperoni, roman tomato, etc. 1. Spread pizza sauce on your favorite bread 2. Put toppings neatly on the bread, put cheese on the top. 3. Toast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Ayalog
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Very easy, tasty, and fancy breakfast/brunch! You need: 1 zucchini, 3 eggs, 1tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper, a small frying pan, a flat plate, 15 minutes of your time in the morning ;) *** The picture is 1/3 size, and the pan is really really tiny! 1. Slice zucchini.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2011 at Ayalog
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This was really a success! I'm really glad I spent significant time in the kitchen this evening despite all the work I still have to finish for the night :) For one serving, 1 tuna steak, 2 small tomatoes, 3 asparaguses , sea salt, black pepper, mustard seed, olive iol,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Ayalog
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1). Mince a peach. 2). In a small pan, at low heat, cook the peach with 2tbsp, 1 1/2 tsp bolsamic vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp olive oil, and 1 tsp lime juice. 3). When it's cooked, sprinkle a little crushed red pepper and some salt. And you can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Ayalog
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People generally eat tuna raw in Japan. We probably cook tuna only when it's not very good (a day or two old after you purchase it or something). My mom used to make this dish when we had "bad" tuna in our fridge. Cube a tuna steak, and boil it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at Ayalog
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Today's breakfast: soft bread, coffee, and mexican quiche :) Yummy! So here is recipe for the mexican quiche. This is for one serving. 1. In a small bowl, mix one egg and 2 tbsp milk. 2. Chop up 1/4 yellow onion, 1 roman tomato, and 1 green onion. In a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Ayalog