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I like to take good nutrition as much as at one plate.
This carrot dressing recipe is suitable for taking carotene which boosts immune system. Also it is good to take with oil-fat to take the nutrition efficiently. Also I do not peel the carrot because outside of carrot contains much more carotene than the inside. You won't taste the rough texture if you use grinder and mix very well.
Japanese Carrot Dressing
Carrot Medium 1 ea Cut into 3 cm dice
Onion 1/4 ea peeled and cut into 3 cm dice
Soy sauce 50ml
Sugar 2 Tbsps
This is an announce for Japanese food event which will take place Friday January 12th through Sunday January 21st.
Furusato matsuri means literary Home town festival ; Japanese regional specialties will gather in Tokyo Dome City in those days. There are about 300 of companies provides their food and craft in huge space. You can enjoy the dishes from Hokkaido in north through Okinawa in South. There are also show of the each region's cheerful festival at the stage.
You need to get the ticket to enter, then you definitely know Japanese local special food and festival culture at the event.
you can see the movie
Happy New Year!
I had such a great new year days with my family. We spent 4 nights in our country house in Karuizawa, Nagano pref. Karuizawa is much colder than Tokyo, average 10 degree selcious lower through the year.
After Christmas day, I began to prepare to cook those food little by little and stored in a freezer. I cooked thirteen different lucky food items stored in zip locks and brought to the country house.
In our traditional custom, we eat soba noodle as new year's eve dinner for wishing longevity. I prepared dipping sauce with duck and spring onion and was lovely.
Then on New Year's day morning, I packed all the food I brought from home in a beautiful stacked square box. According to Weblio "The style of packing foods in nests of lacquered boxes represents multilayer happiness (for the same reason, it is said that one should ask for a refill when eating zoni)". So I tried to pack nicely and carefully to make nice box.
Those are made of julienne daikon radish in vinegar and sesame sauce, oven roasted dried sardine, roast beef, chicken loaf, rolled fish and egg roll, chicken with root vegetable roll and sweetened black bean in a same box and the other box is filled with cooked chicken and vegetables, we call it as nimono. I also prelared Mochi, stickiy rice cake with clear soup and red bean paste.
I cooked each items big batch, so our family kept eating same food and dishes almost 2 whole days, That is our traditional custom. Many people become tired to eat Osechi-ryouri , that is our custom either.
We had great meals during the days in karuizawa and had enough good rest there.
Wishing you happy new year of 2018!