Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

3 T. olive oil 1-1/2 lbs. cleaned butternut squash into 2-inch cubes 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/8ths 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. turmeric 1/16 kosher salt dash of pepper 4 c. chicken broth 1 c. plain yogurt (NOT non-fat) 3 T. fresh chopped chives 2 T. toasted sesame seeds Preheat oven to 425 […]

Kabocha and Pork Jook

2 1/2 quart water 2 tbsp chicken bouillon 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 cup rice 1/2 cup pork 1 cup diced cabbage 1/4 cup diced onion 1 cup chunks of kabocha Diced green onion or chives white pepper seasame oil shoyu I know it seems strange to add kabocha to jook, but it is amazing! […]

Furikake Salmon

My friend Kehau shared this recipe with me and it’s a definite keeper.  This recipe is simple and very quick to make. 1lb of salmon Sauce 3/4 cup shoyu (sometimes I do a 1/2 cup of regular shoyu, and 1/4 cup of ponzu sauce) 1/4 cup sugar ( I like mine less sweet, you may […]

Beef Sukiyaki

  Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/lb thinly sliced beef 1/2 package of cellophane noodles (3 bundles in the pink bag – soak them in warm water) 6 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed (keep the water you soak it in ) 1  package enoki mushroom, trimmed 1/2 cup of sliced onion Scallions- long, thin slices  (1/3 of […]

Cabbage and Kalua Pork

Cabbage 1 medium-sized head of cabbage (about 2 lbs.) 4 T. butter 1 tsp. each curry powder and sugar 3 or more cloves garlic, minced 8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (optional) Core and shred cabbage and place in a small amount of boiling salted water; cover and cook rapidly under tender-crisp, 3 […]

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Garlic

As you all know I am a Costco junkie and brussel sprouts are relatively cheap there. A two pound bag for $4. Ingredients: 1 lb brussel sprouts (1/2 of the Costco bag) 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp of olive oil 2 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp of your favorite seasonings ( salt, pepper, […]

Taro Hash Patty

5 or more T. butter, divided 3/4 pound local, if possible, ground beef 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced 2 green onions, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1/2 tsp. Hawaiian salt 1 large or various sized taro to equal about 1 pound, boiled or steamed until soft (about 20 or more minutes), […]

Onolish Muffin Tin Lasagna!

Bechamel Creamy Goodness Sauce: 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour (I have even used whole wheat flour) 1 1/2 cups reduced fat milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tsp of minced garlic Lasagna Muffins: 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 lb italian sausage (out of casing) 1 tsp of […]

Ma Po Tofu

1.5 tbsp of hot bean paste 1.5 tbsp of shoyu 1 lb tofu (cubed) 1 tbsp of cooking oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 chopped shallot (optional) 1/2 lb ground pork 1 cup chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, whatever leftovers you have) 1/2 tbsp white ppper (optional) 1 tbsp hoisin 1 tsp […]

Chicken in Yogurt or Dahi Murgee

2 lbs chicken thighs (about 8-10 pieces) 1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon dried fried scallions (available at most Asian markets) 2 cloves minced garlic 2 teaspoon grated ginger 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice (if using fresh lemon add some lemon zest) Mix […]