Kabocha, a type of Japanese squash, is packed with beta-carotene, dietary fiber and other micro nutrients that is great for your body. Kabocha soup normally includes simmering all the vegetables in a liquid before blending all the vegetables together. While regularly this is very tasty on its own, if you have a bit more time to spare, this recipe adds a deeper, nuttier flavour in addition to the original recipe from the extra roasting in the oven. Enjoy!
Living along the Pacific Coast, we are blessed with having amazing, fresh salmon. This is probably one of the simplest, fastest and yet delicious ways to prepare it. The key is to develop a nice, crispy crust on the outside with a just perfectly cooked through middle that's oh-so tender and smooth... it almost feels it melts in your mouth! The savory and rich flavours of the salmon really comes through with this simple recipe. The best part? This can be done within 15 minutes!
Being that the pan-fried salmon is such a simple recipe, I've added another fast and easy recipe that can be prepared simultaneously with the salmon. A simple, savory miso soup that compliments the salmon well with only a few simple ingredients and only takes 20 minutes to make. Both dishes will go great with some fluffy white rice.
Planning to make both these recipes at the same time? I would recommend starting with prepping the miso soup first and work on the salmon while your soup is simmering. Enjoy!
I love Japanese Cheesecake. It's light, fluffy and so different from the traditional dense American cheesecakes that we are used to. It's almost like a cheese-infused chiffon cake. I first learned how to make this when I was in my teens and have been slowly adjusting and improving the recipe over time to suit my tastes. This variation of the recipe has matcha, a type of Japanese green tea, mixed in. If you don't want/have matcha, skip steps 9-11 and continue as normal. Enjoy!
I tried fried cauliflower for the first time a couple months ago at a restaurant while having lunch with a friend and was pleasantly surprised! Where has this been all my life? A light, crispy batter wrapped around tender, sweet cauliflower bites, tossed in a sweet and spicy honey Sriracha glaze and garnished with a bit of green onion to add some freshness into the dish... who knew it could taste so good? I was determined to recreate a similar version at home. After testing a few variations of batter and cooking processes (deep-fry versus pan-fry) and in an effort to use less cooking oil, here's my pan-fried version of the crispy cauliflower dish. Enjoy!
Here is one of my favourite muffin recipes. Think of days where you want a brownie, but wish for a slightly healthier alternative. It's not too sweet, and perfect for breakfast, as a quick snack and a small dessert! It's a delicious, chocolate treat while providing a good amount of fiber from the chia seeds and oats. Enjoy!
Here we go - first recipe to kick this site off!
I tend to like baking chicken whenever I am pressed for time. Given that my herb garden is prospering so well this year, I decided to make good use of the fresh herbs to incorporate into a simple marinade for chicken.
Welcome to Simple Meals! My name is Celine.