All done at the snap of a finger! Okay, maybe not a snap. But all you need is 5-8 minutes to make this Carrot & tuna salad にんじんとツナサラダ. It’s a quick-to-fix starter recipe that comes in handy whenever I need to prepare a meal within 30 minutes or less. Anything with vinegar always gets an appetising tingle in the taste buds. This is no exception. Eat together with your main course or go simple, just with a slice of crusty bread, cream cheese and some marinated green olives. Yum!
“昔ながらのお母さんのおかず” – our mother’s old-fashioned side dish. Kinpira Gobo 金平ごぼう is definitely one of them. This traditional yet simple recipe is passed down by mothers from generation to generation. Japanese children are, of course, no stranger to it, they grew up eating Kinpira and I hope my kids too. One main ingredient used is Gobo ごぼう, also known as burdock root. This rugged-looking long stem obviously doesn’t look appealing in any way, but it is a hidden gem with many great nutrients. It has excellent anti-aging power and helps to improve allergy problems.