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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme

I am a strong believer that veggies are important in our diet. I try to make my kids to eat as many vegetables as possible but it's not easy. My kids really enjoy this Brussels sprout recipe (most likely because there is bacon) so hopefully your family will enjoy it as well.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme

Tonkatsu とんかつ

Tonkatsu とんかつ

Whenever we go to Japan, my husband always insists on going to Tonkatsu restaurants. His favorite one (Wako) serves unlimited refill on cabbage salad with yuzu dressing and clam miso soup and I think he comes out 10 pounds heavier than we go in! It's actually not that difficult to make delicious tonkatsu at home so give it a try!
Tonkatsu | Just One Cookbook.com

Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

I know I probably say "this recipe is my husband and my favorite recipe" quite a bit, but this spring roll is really one of our favorites. It very quick to prepare since only pork belly has to be cooked. The soft rice paper wrapped around fresh veggie and crunchy pork belly dipped in a citrus soy sauce... it's just perfect.
Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

Quick Homemade Chashu 簡単チャーシュー

Quick Homemade Chashu 簡単チャーシュー

No bowl of ramen is complete without chashu. Traditional Japanese chashu is typically pork shoulder rolled into a log, tied together with string and stewed. My recipe uses pork belly instead of pork shoulder because I prefer pork belly's layers of textures, from fatty to lean meat. During the cooking process, each layer absorbs the sauce at a slightly different rate and tastes different. The end result is simply ... amazing.
Homemade Chashu Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Braised Carnitas

Braised Carnitas

We love Latino food in our household. Whenever we go to our neighborhood Mexican restaurant, our kids go through the tortilla just like paper shredders. Zoom and it's all gone. This pork carnitas is super yummy and great as party food. All you need to do is prepare the ingredients and have everyone make their own tortilla wrap. Salud!
Braised Carnitas Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Here's another meal in bowl recipe I want to share with you. As you might notice by now with my recipes, Japanese has many many kinds of donburi. We think of something tasty by putting it over rice we create a meal in a bowl. It's great for those night when you do not want prepare 2-3 different dish. Enjoy.
Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Napa Cabbage Gyoza 白菜の餃子

Napa Cabbage Gyoza 白菜の餃子

I always love to challenge myself to make better Gyoza by experimenting with different ingredients and seasonings. What's fun about Gyoza is that you can be creative with its filling. You can wrap any ingredients you like in the Gyoza skin and create your own invention. For the Gyoza recipe today, I added napa cabbage which is not a typical Gyoza ingredient. For this particular recipe you don't need to dip gyoza in any sauce because it has enough seasonings and taste.
Napa Cabbage Gyoza Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Tonjiru 豚汁

Tonjiru 豚汁

Tonjiru is the perfect miso soup to enjoy on a cold and rainy day. The thick broth with pork belly and vegetable warms you up right away at that first sip. Try the Tonjiru recipe and show your friends a new kind of miso soup.
Tonjiru (Pork & Vegetable Miso Soup) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Yakisoba 焼きそば

Yakisoba 焼きそば

When I was growing up, yakisoba was lunch menu on weekends and my family used to gather around the Japanese hot plate (indoor griddle) and cook the noodles together. It was my dad's favorite and we didn't mind this repetition either. When I got married, I unconsciously followed the same routine, cooking yakisoba on weekends until my husband told me "Yakisoba again?". However, now the kids love eating yakisoba noodles so this lunch menu started to appear more frequently. Yes, yakisoba is back!
Yakisoba Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com