Category: side dish

Twice Baked Miso Sweet Potatoes with Togarashi

The other night I was trying to think of what to prepare for dinner when I saw some extra sweet potatoes lying around. The one plus about being…

Super Greens Citrus Salad

Every time I come back from a long vacation, all I want to eat is salad and yogurt. I don’t know about you but when I travel, I…

Roasted Vegetables and Simmered Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the TV show, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” and how educational and inspiring it is. Well, today’s post is a continuation of…

Egg Onigiri

The very first time I visited Japan, I spent half the time picking meals and snacks at their 7-11s. I know how that sounds, but once you visit…

Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sticky Pecan Topping

The older I get, the faster time seems to pass by. As work continues to take over my life, I live week by week, planning only as far…

Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

I love potatoes. Sweet potatoes, fingerling potatoes, Japanese yams, purple potatoes, baked, fried, steamed, mashed, they’re all acceptable in my book. If I find a new method of…

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Several years ago, a colleague introduced me to shishito peppers. From the outside, these peppers look like any other chili pepper, but unlike chilies, these are not spicy!…

cheez-it party mix

Homemade Cheez-it Party Mix

Even before my college days, I would have junk food binges. I was one unhealthy teenager, skipping lunch and coming home to eat bowls of ice cream or…