The bear for lunch!
★2015/02/18 17:42

Cute bear and rabbit rice mold for kids
Bought some cute tools to make cute meals for Little-big-boss an_usagi.gif

The bear rice with egg blanket

Yuto kept requesting that we wants a bear rice while I was trying to make it! Ended up with this in a short time face2_catface.gif

Ready to eat the bear riceALittle-big-boss: Bear is sleeping~ blanket~

Eat the bear rice 1Little-big-boss: Tamago~

Eat the bear rice 2
The egg blanket can be prettier without the rough-cut vege..face3_kao07.gifh_sweat02.gif

Well, it was a quick prepared lunch!

What I wanted to say is,
anyone can prepare one easily with that cute mold! f_z_spoon02.gif

Even though it might not be as pretty,
it is still cute and the baby will love ith_heart04.gif haha face3_kao09.gif

18 February 2015 | No Comments » |

Category:harupi kitchen my little-big-boss

Okonomiyaki lunch お好み焼きランチ
★2014/10/13 01:36

Sometimes when I’m out of idea to make a meal, and when I have cabbage in the fridge, my meal will be the Okonomiyaki face2_delicious.giff_z_restaurant.gif

Homemade Okonomiyaki お好み焼きMe and my Little-big-boss lunch today face2_delicious.gif

Eat like a bossEat like a boss face_shishishi.gif

Yummy? Yucky?Hm… yummy h_shine.gif

Yah, he ate almost half of it face2_coldsweats01.gif

He doesn’t really eat green vege in other way except this Okonomiyaki! (It’s not like he doesn’t like the taste of it but he just not so used to the texture I think..face2_coldsweats01.gif)

So to balance him up, Okonomiyaki is one of my favourite choice for him, where I tried to put in other green vege like spinach face2_smile.gif

And, it’s easy and fast face2_happy02.gif

Oh yeah, for baby Little-big-boss, I tried to spread away some of the mayo and sauce, not too much of those saucy stuffs for babies face2_catface.gif

13 October 2014 | No Comments » |

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A little Happy Valentine’s day 2014
★2014/02/17 02:33

As usual, I had a very simple Happy Valentine’s day this year at home with my lovely loved ones h_heart08.gif

Happy Valentine's dinnerHad a simple homemade dinner, which I just had all the ingredients wrapped and baked in the oven for 40 mins face_shy.gif
Tied it with a ribbon in the end and tadah~ f_kinoko02.gifh_kira01.gif
Simple yet gorgeous face3_kao06.gifh_heart04.gif

Happy Valentine's baby dinnerThis year, we had our little-big-boss joining in our little happy valentine’s day h_heart06.gif for the very first time h_heart06.gif
He had his baby menu of course face3_kao25.giff_z_spoon02.gif

Happy Valentine's Fondant ChocolaLater at night while little-big-boss left for his sweet dreams,
Yappi and I had a little Valentine’s sweet treat, homemade fondant chocola h_heart09.gif

Glad that these chocolas came out perfect face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart04.gif
In Japan, Happy Valentine’s day is all about “chocolate”mark3_sign01.gifface_self-conscious_smile.gif haha

17 February 2014 | No Comments » |

Category:harupi episodes harupi kitchen

My home cooked dishes during pregnancy
★2012/07/10 01:49

I cook almost everyday on weekdays f_kinoko02.gif 

Except on weekends, I get my off days from cooking where we either eat out, pizza delivery or Yappi will cook a simple meal for ush_heart09.gif Something like Okonomiyaki, instant noodles, or maybe cold soba/udon face3_kao06.gif

Even though what I cook now was almost the same as before I’ve got little-big-boss in my tummy, I still tried to cook a nutrient balancing meal as possible during my period of pregnancy..face3_kao07.gifh_shine.gif 
though sometimes, some days could be quite improper..face3_kao20.gif

So here are some of my most recent home cooked dishes for 3 h_heart09.gif Yappi face5_boy.gif, me face5_girl.gif and little-big-boss-in-my-tummyf_been.gif~



Hotpot (Nabe, お鍋)

Japanese hotpot yb_s_spa.gif お鍋 (O-nabe)

From top left to right:
no01.gif Kimuchi nabe (キムチ鍋)
no02.gif Sukiyaki (すきやき)
no03.gif Soy milk nabe (豆乳鍋)
no04.gif Mushrooms nabe (キノコたっぷり鍋) 

A nice and easy menu in winterw_4_snow.gif
Make the soup, cut the ingredients, put everything inside and just wait to boil body3_te01.gif
Lots of veges, good for baby face3_kao25.gifh_heart04.gif

Japanese-style dishes (和食)

Japanese-style dishes f_riceball.gif 和食

From top left to right:
no01.gif Nikujaga (肉じゃが)
no02.gif Tofu top with meat miso (肉味噌の冷奴)
no03.gif Spinach mixed with sesame seeds (ほうれん草のゴマ和え)
no04.gif Hijiki seaweed with soybeans (ひじきの炒め物)

I think Japanese food especially their home cooked menus are always so well-known as healthy as ever. Moreover, the quality of their ingredients are so unbelievably good which not only for the taste but also the physical appearance. For example, I didn’t really like eggplant back home, but I like Japanese eggplantmark3_sign01.gif They taste different. Japanese veges or fruits are somehow.. so rich..h_kira02.gif

Anyways, in Japan, pregnant women are especially recommended to eat more spinach (rich in folic-acid and iron) and hijiki seaweed (rich in iron and calcium). Of course in their home recipes, there are always all kinds of seaweed, veges, tofu, beans, fish..etc food rich of nutrients you would ever need to consume f_riceball.gifh_kira02.gif 

Fish dishes (魚料理)

Fish dishes an_fish.gif 魚料理

From top left to right:
no01.gif Grilled sanma (サンマ焼き)
no02.gif Teriyaki-style Japanese amberjack with honey and black pepper (蜂蜜と黒胡椒風味のブリ焼き)  
no03.gif Karei (with it’s eggs) simmer with ginger (子持ちカレイの煮込み)  
no04.gif Grilled aji (アジ焼き) 

I eat fish a lot in Japan and that’s what Japan is famous for body2_a_good.gifh_shine.gif Especially in winter where you get more oil (fats) from the fish making it not dry and mealy..(dry like eating chicken breast..face3_kao17.gif)

Eating different kinds of fish is highly recommended during pregnancy for it’s rich protein, calcium and DHA.

Fish makes healthy baby face3_kao25.gifh_heart04.gif

Japanese-style rice bowl (Donburi,どんぶり)

Japanese-style rice bowl body_a_biceps.gif どんぶり

From top left to right:
no01.gif Oyako-don, chicken with egg rice bowl (親子丼)
no02.gif Oyako-don top with tomato, white-radish and spring onion (トマト、大根、万能ネギトッピングの親子丼)
no03.gif Beef, eggplants, carrots simmered with BBQ sauce rice bowl (牛肉と野菜のBBQソース丼)  
no04.gif Chirashi-zushi, scattered sushi (ちらし寿司)

In short, Donburi is Japanese rice-bowl dish. Fish, meat, vegetables, etc simmered together and served on top of rice in a bowl. Oyako-don is a standard menu in Japan and is very very easy to make body3_te01.gifh_shine.gif I cook this when I’m feeling lazy face3_kao07.gif 

Chinese-style dishes (中華料理)

Chinese-style dishes p_hana-ani03.gif 中華料理

From top left to right:
no01.gif Mapo tofu (マーボー豆腐)
no02.gif Mix-fried beef with summer vegetables (牛肉と夏野菜炒め) 
no03.gif Fried Japanese mustard spinach with minced meat (小松菜と挽肉の炒め) 
no04.gif Stir fried shrimp in chili sauce (エビチリ)

A lil’ bit kinda Japanese arranged Chinese-styled dishes..face2_catface.gifh_sweat02.gif

I think I eat less green veges in Japan..h_sweat02.gif In every of mom’s dishes, there’re always green veges h_heart04.gif
Sometimes, I just followed her style of cooking the green veges, and try to eat more during this period for little-big-boss h_heart09.gif

Meat dishes (肉料理)

Meat dishes an_c_chick.gif 肉料理

From top left to right:
no01.gif Teriyaki-style chicken wrapped with shiso leaves (鶏肉の丸め照り焼き)
no02.gif Japanese-style fried chicken in soy sauce (焼き唐揚げ)
no03.gif Grilled pork with celery and black pepper (セロリとブラックペパーソースの焼き豚肉)
no04.gif Ginger fried pork with salad (バラ豚肉の生姜焼きとサラダ) 

Sometimes craving for meat, but after eating them, I feel so heavy face3_kao20.gifh_sweat02.gifhaha
In every meat meal I made, I tried to prepare also salad with fresh veges as much as I can to balance up a2_up.gif

Soups (汁物)

Soups yb_s_hot_spring.gif 汁物

From top left to right:
no01.gif Lotus root soup (レンコンスープ)
no02.gif Shungiku with fish ball soup (春菊と魚のつみれスープ)
no03.gif Seaweed with meat ball soup (海苔と豚肉のつみれスープ)
no04.gif Chinese cabbage miso soup (青梗菜の味噌汁)

Soup is never to be left out in our dinner! (unless if we’re eating noodles)
People said a warm soup / tea after meal helps warming up our body for a  good digestion body2_a_good.gifh_shine.gif

Rice plates (ライスプレート)

Rice plates f_z_spoon02.gif ライスプレート

From top left to right:
no01.gif Chicken with spinach Indian paste curry (鶏肉とほうれん草のインド風カレー)
no02.gif Tomatoes and prawns creamy stew (トマトとエビのクリーム煮)
no03.gif Japanese-style beef curry (ビーフカレー)
no04.gif Grilled salmon and vegetables with rice (サーモン焼きと色々な野菜ライス)

These are yummy face2_delicious.gifh_heart09.gif Curry and stew are creamy and makes you eat more rice without realizing..face2_catface.gifh_sweat02.gifh_sweat02.gif

For curry, I usually cook a big pot at once which can last for a few days and there I get to rest from cooking for that few days~ hoho face3_kao07.gif 

Noodles (麺料理)

Noodles f_noodle.gif 麺料理

From top left to right:
no01.gif Cold bukkake udon (冷ぶっかけうどん)
no02.gif Hiyashi chuuka with cucumber (冷やし中華-キュウリ) 
no03.gif Hiyashi chuuka with cabbage (冷やし中華-キャベツ)
no04.gif Wat tan ho (広東風キシメンに卵のあんかけ)

We usually eat noodles on weekends coz they are easy and fast to prepare. Yappi helps to make and sometimes I just let him do all of it face3_kao07.gif Weekends’ my holiday face3_kao06.gif That’s why on weekends, I think sometimes I kinda lack of nutrients in food..face3_kao20.gif Cucumber or cabbage doesn’t make enough..h_sweat02.gif


Spaghetti (スパゲッティ)

Spaghetti f_z_spoon01.gif スパゲッティ

From top left to right:
no01.gif Campbell mushroom soup (キャンベルのきのこスープ)
no02.gif Spaghetti carbonara (カルボナーラのスパゲッティ)
no03.gif Spaghetti bolognese (ミートソースのスパゲッティ)
no04.gif Spaghetti with basil sauce (バジルソースのスパゲッティ)

Spaghettimark3_sign03.gif One of our favorite face3_kao09.gifh_heart04.gif



Leave me a comment if anyone wants a recipe of any of the above~ face3_kao09.gifh_shine.gif

10 July 2012 | 4 Comments » |

Category:harupi kitchen

Food of day 11 in Oct
★2009/10/11 22:56

BREAKFAST icon:f_bread icon:an_c_chick


Toast butter raisins bread  by Yasu

I LOOVEEE icon:h_heart09 this so much! The yummy point is of coz icon:mark3_sign04 BUTTER icon:mark3_sign03

LUNCH icon:f_kinoko02 icon:p_futaba


Homemade potato chips – chicken flavor  by Yasu


Homemade potato chips – pepper flavor  by Yasu

 Isn’t this much more healthyicon:mark3_sign01 And it’s very very easy to makeicon:mark3_sign03

icon:num_1_one Sliced the potatoes. (not too thin)

icon:num_2_two Cover a tray with cooking paper and place the sliced potatoes seperately on top of it. 

icon:num_3_three Put them into the microwave and set the timer for around 20 mins.

icon:num_4_four Flavor with your favorite spice.

icon:num_5_five Done icon:mark3_sign03 and you’ll have a healthy crunchy yummy chips~ icon:face2_delicious icon:h_heart04

DINNER icon:f_z_spoon02 icon:f_medamayaki


Buri Daikon (ブリ大根) – Japanese amberjack (fish) with white radish   by Haruka

Yapi loves this icon:h_heart08 icon:face_self-conscious_smile I love icon:h_heart09 it too~

A dish with a taste of “Japan”..icon:f_noodle Soy sauce based. That’s why..icon:face4_kao-a03

Healthy or not icon:h_hatena01 icon:face5_girl

11 October 2009 | No Comments » |

Category:harupi kitchen

Food of day 10 in Oct
★2009/10/10 22:24

BREAKFAST icon:p_tulip icon:an_c_chick 


Wantan skin noodles..icon:h_hatena01   by Haruka 
One dry with soy sauce, one with wakame soup

LUNCH icon:w_1_hare icon:p_futaba


Mochi with Black Sesame   by Yasu 

Loveicon:h_heart04 this soooo muchicon:mark3_sign01 Ooooh, Yapi you’re a genius icon:h_heart05

DINNER icon:f_z_restaurant icon:face2_delicious


Wakame Tamago Ramen   by Yasu

Been feeling not to well, couldn’t finish this and had Yapi eat it all in the end..icon:face3_kao18

Feeling sick, so Yapi has been in-charged with both meals! icon:face3_kao07 icon:h_heart04_

Hoho~ icon:face4_kao-a05icon:h_heart04

10 October 2009 | 1 Comment » |

Category:harupi kitchen