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 […]



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 […]



Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

Perfect sweet soup on a cold winter night! If you like curry, you can add some curry powder to spice it up! You can also add some minced garlic and/or ginger when you sauté the onion. Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1 onion, chopped 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil 1 lb (450 g) sweet […]



Ravioli with Butternut Squash Sauce

This is a simple fall weekday night recipe that uses commercial fresh or frozen ravioli. Instead of butternut squash, you can also use other types of winter squash, such as kabocha or buttercup squash, or sweet potatoes. Ingredients: 8 oz (227 g) commercial fresh or frozen gluten-free ravioli 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter 1/4 […]



Corn and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

This simple corn salad is enhanced by the Asian inspired sweet and spicy vinaigrette. It is a perfect accompaniment to your potluck or BBQ outing. It tastes much better if you use fresh corn. Please enjoy it while it is still warm enough to do barbecue! Ingredients: Vinaigrette: 2 tsp apple cider vinegar or brown […]



Green Bean and Carrot Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This is a very basic vegan soup. If you have a lot of green beans, you can freeze them and make this soup in a flash whenever you feel like eating soup. The sweetness of onion and carrots enhances the flavor. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 […]



Beet and Apple Jelly

Beets offer many health benefits including detoxification, lowering blood pressure, boosting your energy, decreasing inflammation, preventing cancer, etc. They are a rich source of fiber and antioxidants. I tend to reduce the amount of sugar to the bare minimum, which many people find it “not sweet enough,” so please increase the amount to your liking. […]



Spicy Eggplant and Green Bean Stir Fry

This spicy vegan Chinese dish can be served as a side dish or you can add drained tofu and serve as a main dish. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant or 2 Japanese eggplants 1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch length 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tsp ginger, minced 1 Tbsp rice […]



The World’s Healthiest Brownies

These gluten-free, low-carb, vegan brownies are made of healthy fats (avocado, nuts, coconut, and flax seed) and vegetables (avocado and zucchini). I don’t think I can make it healthier than this. They are very light and low in sugar. Instead of using “flax eggs,” you can also use Egg Replacer. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp ground flax […]



Kohlrabi and Cucumber Salad with Cashew Wasabi Dressing

This simple vegan salad is enhanced by the slightly spicy wasabi dressing. Instead of kohlrabi, you can also use large white radish or daikon radish. Ingredients: 2 cups (300 g) kohlrabi, peeled and sliced 1.5 cups (200 g) cucumber, halved, seeded, and sliced 5 sprigs dill weed, divided 4 Tbsp raw cashew nuts 2 Tbsp […]