Vegan Pho

Easy vegan pho recipe made with dried mushrooms for all the lip-smacking umami of the original, neatly balanced by the sweet smokiness of char-grilled aromatics, while warm spices like cinnamon, star anise, and cloves hit all the right notes.


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On Air: Bento Expo Season 2 Ep. 4

It’s time for another episode of Bento Expo! Spring is in the air, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and Maki and I have two bentos that are perfect for a spring Hanami (花見 – “flower viewing”) picnic. It airs March 25 on NHK World, and it will be available to stream online after it airs. … Continue reading “On Air: Bento Expo Season 2 Ep. 4”

Hayashi Rice

With a flavor somewhere between Boeuf Bourguignon and Sloppy Joes, Hayashi Rice(ハヤシライス) is a Japanese-style beef stew that's a family favorite in households around Japan.

Green Eggs and Ham

This all-natural green eggs and ham recipes turns out a brilliant green color, and they're loaded with antioxidants.

Japanese Potato Salad

With sweet carrots, crunchy cucumbers, pungent onions and savory ham, this easy Japanese-style potato salad is colorful and delicious!

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Crisp on the outside and chewy in the center these chocolate cookies are loaded with rich almond butter and melted chocolate chunks. No one would ever guess these vegan cookies were plant-based.

Lemon Chicken

Easy delicious lemon chicken recipe, with juicy chunks of savory chicken glazed in a sweet and tangy lemon and honey sauce.

Cabbage & Chicken Stew

This easy delicious Chicken Stew recipe is loaded with tender pieces of chicken and sweet creamy cabbage in an ultra-flavorful broth.

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐) is a fiery Sichuan pork and tofu stir-fry with the hallmark málà balance of tongue tingling and spicy. This easy to follow recipe breaks it down and comes together in under 15 minutes.