colorful mini tomatoes

Weekly Wanderings 2020/4

This week brought the heat! We’ve finally started making it a habit to get outside and do some gardening every morning. So OF COURSE the weather decided to change from Fogust (it’s been gloomy and cool all summer here) to HOT. But at least I’m getting a tan? Still eating blueberries with coconut cream. Tried

Shoyu Chicken

When I was browsing through the Aloha Kitchen cookbook, it was such a challenge to pick a protein to go with my mac salad! Do I go with chashu? Spam? Maybe some mochiko chicken, or beef teriyaki? So many good choices, so little time! I ended up choosing this shoyu chicken, because it’s got everything

Mac Salad

When I did the Aloha Kitchen cookbook redemption a few weeks ago, I had a really difficult time choosing between recipes. Do I do something with spam? Or something sweet? And how could I possibly pass up making a plate lunch? While I ended up picking the ginger misoyaki butterfish for the redemption, I was

Fig Tarts

I never had fresh figs, growing up. They were just never a part of our dining repertoire. Fig Newtons – of course! But I had never eaten a fresh fig. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s, and happened to receive figs as part of a CSA box, that I tried them for the

pink rose

Weekly Wanderings 2020/3

Hope everyone had a lovely week! We’ve been cooking galore, but started venturing out of the kitchen and into the garden this week. Gardening videos hopefully coming soon! I may have grated that carrot a little too enthusiastically. My wrist has been injured for the last two months, and I can’t get into pushup position

Black Sesame Pudding

Despite being half Japanese, black sesame in desserts did not feature strongly in my childhood. Mochi and anko, white sesame and even shoyu… But it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I had my first black sesame dessert. Way back in 2012, I started a podcast called Miso Hungry with my friend Rachael

Spinach and Chickpeas

Spinach and chickpeas. Sounds like kind of a boring dish, right? But the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. This used to be my favorite after-workout, quick, easy, healthy, tasty, satisfying meal. I’d come home from a late aerial or pole class, pop this in the toaster oven (thank goodness

Dried Radish Kimchi

We were first introduced to this specific type of kimchi at Market World – a Korean grocery store that we’ve been frequenting for the last few years. We used to go there often, and stock up on all sorts of kimchi and other banchan. At the time we were busy with a lot of client

photographing fig tarts

Weekly Wanderings 2020/2

We’re starting to really get into the groove of cooking and filming videos for our YouTube channel, and I’m having a lot of fun with it! Is there anything you’d like to see me cook? Coming up very soon… something spicy with black sesame seeds. I promise I’m not diseased, even though it looks like