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12/11/09 5:45 P

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Good to know! Thanks.

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12/10/09 7:57 P

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Organic tofu is much better in the U.S. than the boxed stuff, tastes more like Japanese tofu and the texture is much closer, too.
My husband says it is very close to the stuff you used to get from the tofu-ya in Japan when he was a child.

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11/21/09 12:11 A

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Much better in Japan emoticon

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11/17/09 2:17 A

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Tofu has never been a favorite of mine; it's okay... I can't imagine myself trying to make tofu at home! Must be better in Japan.
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11/17/09 1:53 A

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Home made tofu is totally different than what you purchase in the store...love buying it over in Tokyo..cheap eats or quick snack...you have to eat and walk somedays...emoticon

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11/16/09 2:51 A

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Looks YUMMY! When I'm feeling better I'll have to try it.

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Recipe time: I'm sure there are ways to make this recipe more healthier...lowfat mozzarella cheese

Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Yield: Makes 4 servings.

4 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves, (about 1 pound) pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked brown rice (cooked in chicken broth)
1/4 cup finely diced fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
Season insides of pounded chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Combine rice, tomatoes, cheese, basil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon rice mixture on insides of chicken breasts; secure sides with wooden picks. Wipe off outsides of chicken breasts with paper towel.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook stuffed chicken breasts in hot oil 1 minute on each side or just until golden brown. Transfer chicken to shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Cholesterol 79mg
Sodium 364mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g



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8/6/09 5:26 P

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Eel sushi I like! Tofu just seems so bland to me. I was told that tofu takes on the flavoring of whatever it's cooked or seasoned with. I tried that once--didn't work for me. Blah.
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8/4/09 12:48 A

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I have acquired alot of Japanese taste like eel sushi...but not all seafood looks that tasty...no snails for me...I like tofu many ways...cheap eat in Tokyo...budget minded...and all homemade right at the mom and pop tofu shop....

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8/4/09 12:12 A

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I'm not a fan of tofu, but that certainly sounds easy. My kind of recipe!
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8/3/09 11:43 P

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I pick up recipes from my Japanese grocery stores and "Japan Up" magazine....

cold tofu recipe....
2 blocks silk tofu(cut in half)....toppings....dried bonita flakes (katsuobushi)...chopped green onions...fresh grated ginger...and you may add soy sauce before eating...soy sauce too salty for me...or try wasabi...

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7/28/09 6:09 P

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Here's a Japanese recipe to check out, a somen salad:
zakkalife.blogspot.com/2009/07/somen-salad
-recipe.html


Anime77 spotted this one. It looks tasty, but she and I are wondering what others think. This recipe makes a large amount ("pot luck" and "for a crowd" are clues). It's low on veggies, so I'm also wondering about adding shredded cabbage or some other vegetable.

I don't have an oriental market in my area, so I'd also like to hear about possible substitutions for somen noodles or fishcakes that would keep the feeling/flavor of the original recipe.

Let us know what you think!
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4/16/09 9:08 A

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This soup is unscrewupable. lol

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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4/16/09 1:16 A

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Thanks! But it's dangerous telling me that it's hard to screw up this soup...I take that as a personal challenge!
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4/15/09 5:11 P

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Yes that is the base of the soup but you could always use a broth of your choosing. I like the Japanese flavour though.
I just fake it. It would be pretty hard to screw this up and you get to put in a lot of veggies.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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4/15/09 5:05 P

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That sounds yummy! Is water + dashi paste the base of the miso soup, or do you use broth of some kind?

Or is there a SparkRecipe that you modify?
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4/15/09 9:37 A

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One of my favourite things is my version of miso soup. I use dashi paste to make the miso soup. Then I put in lots of thinly sliced veggies. You can use anything. Then I add either homemade wontons, or shrimp or tofu or you can add all three. Just before I serve it I toss in a couple of handfuls of spinach so it just becomes limp and not cooked to death. You can be really creative and it is healthy and filling.
Try it...you'll like it!

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4/15/09 12:50 A

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oooh, SOMASLIM, that's a GREAT idea! Thanks!!
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I was going to ask you how "authentic" most of them seem to be, but then I realized by the time I'm done making a Japanese recipe, I've mangled it so that it isn't authentic anymore anyway. And sometimes it's not edible anymore either.
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4/14/09 3:31 P

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If you go to the recipes section in Sparks you can do a search by typing in the word Japanese and a whole raft of recipes are available. I use this part of Spark all the time.

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2/16/09 4:51 P

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Sorry, other than surfing the net, or looking at cookbooks and writing down the recipe - have you tried your library? - I've got nothing. I can't even cook stir fry - somehow it's always nasty.

Pocky has trans fat!?! That's just sad.



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Oooo onigiri is amazing with tuna and mayonnaise XD
Anyway, tamago is easy to make, I forgot the measurements I started out with when I learned this recipie... Now I just add soy sauce to 1 egg until the color looks right to me and like 1/2 tbs of sugar. There are other ways to make it too, you just have to look up recipes. And to cook it you just add a little cooking oil to a pan and fold it as is cooking, its kinda tricky and takes practice to make it look pretty. it's great for bentos! Oh and they have tomago pans on ebay for like 10$! I got one! they are so cute ^.^ and make cooking it a lot easier.


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11/26/08 9:05 P

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This is a really good idea, but when I make anything I usually use this cookbook I got at borders. Miso is hard, so normally I buy the packets from the Asian market. Next time I make something, I will try and remember my add ons and let you know!

Have you ever tried to make rice balls? It's one of my favorite things to make. You can make it with sushi rice or regular rice (you just need to cook it different). I sometimes use brown rice to make it a little healthier and I also add flavoring powders or sesame seeds.

Oh and I just found out that Pocky contains trans fat! That make me sad emoticon


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10/30/08 2:42 P

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Hi all!

I want to incorporate Japanese food as a part of my diet and new lifestyle. Having eaten some of these foods at local restaurants, most of these foods seem pretty healthy.

Does anybody have some easy to make and low budget recipes to share?

Let's start our own cookbook!

Some things I'd like to try making:
* Miso Soup
* Hibachi (Grilled veggies with meat)
* um..... help? LOL

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