Macadamia Nut Green Tea Cheesecake

Today I would like to introduce a natural zero-calorie sweetener product called ZenSweet. It contains non-GMO erythritol and monk fruit extract. It is similar to Lakanto but is more reasonably priced. Because of its monk fruit content, it is sweeter than erythritol and does not have a distinctive bitter aftertaste like stevia, which I cannot […]

Quinoa Chocolate Pudding

More and more people are familiar with quinoa these days and are incorporating this wonderful grain into their everyday diet. Today I am going to introduce a healthy dessert that you can make quickly when you have some leftover cooked quinoa. In the above picture, I sprinkled some unsweetened coconut flakes and added fruits. Ingredients: […]

Birdie Bars (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

This is a diabetic-friendly, gluten-free snack that is transportable. Keeping a healthy snack at home all the time is one of the best strategy to avoid reaching unhealthy foods when you get hungry. Please feel free to use a combination of any nuts and seeds you like. For a liquid sweetener, I used coconut palm […]

Cauliflower and Tofu Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

Most cauliflower pizza crust recipes call for a combination of cauliflower and cheese, but this one uses tofu instead of cheese, which can be easily converted to vegan. I used one pack of Wildwood Organic SprouTofu Firm Two Pack. Trader Joe’s has the best price for this product. Please use your favorite pizza sauce, cheese […]

Fresh Mozzarella and Walnut Green Salad

Not too many people use fresh mozzarella for salads, so I created this simple salad that looks fancy and can impress your guests. Please free free to use any fresh vegetables you like. Ingredients: 8 asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces 5 oz salad greens 1/3 red pepper, cut into strips 6 mushrooms, sliced 1/4 […]

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes (Gluten-Free)

These veggie cakes are great for brunch, picnics or potlucks. Or you can serve them as a side dish for a weekend dinner. Please serve with your favorite sauce. Vegan cashew mayo or aioli sauce works pretty well. I simply combined some sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, herbs and paprika. Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) […]

Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

I wrote an article about the benefits of chia seeds, which will be published on a Japanese blog aggregator next month. In the article, I included this simple dessert recipe using chia seeds. This recipe is very easy and versatile. You can use different fruits instead of strawberries. You can also use 2 Tbsp of […]

Bamboo and Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free)

This Asian flavored quinoa pilaf can also be made in a rice cooker (Just dump everything in the rice cooker and turn on the switch). The quinoa contains more protein and is lower in the glycemic index. Chinese or Japanese grocery stores sell various types of mushrooms for less if there is one in your […]

Cream of Porcini Mushroom Soup (Gluten-Free)

I served this soup at the gathering we hosted last month. It was well received, so I’d like to share the recipe today. I used porcini mushrooms for dried mushrooms and crimini mushrooms for fresh mushrooms, but you can also use other mushrooms of your choice. I drizzled some white truffle oil on the soup […]

Soba (Buckwheat Noodle) Salad (Gluten-Free)

This can be served as a main dish or side dish salad. I am sorry I did not take good pictures, but there is noodle underneath all the toppings. Please be careful when you buy soba (buckwheat noodles). Many products contain wheat, so you have to make sure that the package clearly states that it […]

Unbaked Green Tea Cheesecake (Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free)

This cheesecake has a very low glycemic index and people with pre/diabetes can safely enjoy it! I tend to minimize the amount of sweetener, but if you like a sweeter cake, please increase the amount of sweetener from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup. I used agar agar powder to solidify the cake, but you can […]

Flourless Poppy Seed Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

Here is another yummy gluten-free cake perfect for Valentine’s Day and for anyone who loves poppy seeds and chocolate! It contains no white sugar or high-GI flour. If you are concerned with blood sugar spikes, please substitute erythritol for coconut sugar and use sugar-free chocolate. The cake gets more moist if you wrap the cake […]