justbento.com - Fri, 2010-08-20 13:51 by maki Re: Maki's Top 10 Bento Rules I forgot to add a link to this (now it's added) but I have a whole section of the site dedicated to 'bento staples' or 'johbisai' as they are called in Japanese - starting on this page. There are tons of make-ahead-and-stash recipes linked at the end of the article there!
justbento.com - Thu, 2008-02-28 15:24 by maki Ella, you can try a little Ella, you can try a little bit of salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice; or sauté the bean sprouts very briefly in a tiny bit of oil (sesame oil would be nice) and season. Just a few ideas!
justbento.com - Sun, 2009-11-15 16:24 by maki Re: Bento no. 65: Pink, Green and Yellow Spring Bento I have a template I made for the timelines that I just fill out. I guess I will post a fill-outable one soon.
justbento.com - Fri, 2008-08-29 07:55 by maki Yes, microwaving the tofu Yes, microwaving the tofu for a couple of minutes is the fastest way to drain tofu, which needs to be done for tofu-based recipes like this.
justbento.com - Wed, 2009-01-14 11:24 by maki Re: Cilantro Actually, cilantro is not used at all in Japanese cooking (though it is used in 'ethnic' cooking in Japan). It's considered quite inedible by a lot of people there. I do like cilantro now, but it took quite a long time to get to that point! My stepfather calls it "dokudami" which means 'poison weed' :o
justbento.com - Fri, 2010-10-08 18:37 by maki Re: Zucchini Basil Muffins revisited: Low-carb and ... Good question! Before it's cooked, you should have about 3 1/2 - 4 cups of cut up zucchini (assuming it's chopped up quite roughly). When it's cooked down, together with the onion you should have about 2 cups worth of zucchini + onion. Weight wise, before cooking it's about 14 oz or 400 g or so of zucchini.
justbento.com - Tue, 2009-05-26 06:45 by maki Re: Sweet, sour and salty 'instant' radish pickles They should keep for about a week in the refrigerator, in a well covered container. Just keep the radishes in the liquid - they'll get a bit softer but still be crisp.