November 23, 2015

Japanify: Yuzu Kanten

by Yoko Kumano

It’s yuzu season! When my sister starts giving me yuzu, I know it’s official: the holidays are here and yuzu is in abundance to help me cope. Berkeley is the queen of Meyer lemons, but I’m beginning to think it’s also one of the best places for someone to grow yuzu as friends and family are […]

December 12, 2012

Fridgin’ Out: The Ramen Shaman + Roommates

by Will VanderWyden

Ah, the joy of roommates. The Ramen Shaman lives with three other dudes in a house in Los Angeles, meaning our fridge is war zone of groceries for four people each cooking for one. But to be honest there’s not a whole lot of cooking going on in this household. I actually enjoy making food, […]

November 15, 2012

Japanify: Kale Ohitashi

by Yoko Kumano

Although I have embraced the fact that I have now crossed-over into 30-somethingdom, my diet has not caught up. With age, my body is clearly not as forgiving when I’ve had a few too many glasses of wine. The idea of taking multi-vitamins has been hanging over my head for a while now, with no […]

September 25, 2012

MOTOism: Farewell to Summer: Corn 2 Ways

by Moto Yamamoto

Summer is over, but I like the beginning of the autumn. I can finally wear layers, and the chill in the morning and evening is comforting. And knitting season starts just about now! Although the food supply has lost seasonality in many ways and we can basically find almost any ingredient, any day of the […]

March 26, 2012

Forest Feast: Spiced Paprika Pepitas

by Erin Gleeson

In a plastic bag combine: 1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) 2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tbsp  sugar 1 tsp coarse sea salt 1 tbsp olive oile Shake the bag until the seeds are well coated, then pour into a bowl. A great alternative to cocktail nuts! By Erin Gleeson for Forest […]

March 22, 2012

Japanify: Tofu To-Go

by Yoko Kumano

Protein is a great thing to carry around. It stays together and packs an energy-filled punch, in comparison to a salad or veggie stir-fry –which can either take up lots of space or taste very bad because of a temperature change. Hunks of hamburg or chicken tenders, on the other hand, can be easily saran […]

January 30, 2012

ReCPY: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

by Moto Yamamoto

One of my favorite restaurants is Kajitsu, as I’ve written a couple of awesome reviews about the place. Chef Nishihara is simply a genius. His creativity and flavoring, using only vegetables (it’s a vegan/shojin restaurant), is just amazing. I saw an article in last week’s Times Magazine, where Mark Bittman cooked with Chef Nishihara. I […]

December 19, 2011

Forest Feast: Grapefruit Edamame Salad

by Erin Gleeson

By Erin Gleeson via Forest Feast.

May 5, 2011

Japanify: Ohitashi (Blanched Spinach)

by Kayoko Akabori

Hey hey, Kayoko here, filling in for Yoko this week. Seems that summer has arrived in the Bay Area (a balmy 77ËšF in Oakland, holla!), which means I will only cook meals that take me a few minutes to prepare. Hooray for HOT + LAZY! A favorite summertime dish on a day like today is […]

April 18, 2011

ReCPY: Double Dose of Kajitsu (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

I am finally back. Although the past couple of weeks have been super hectic, I had the opportunity to go to my favorite restaurant Kajitsu, twice in two weeks. At the end of March, my work held a special dinner gathering there, and I wasn’t planning on going, but at the last moment I got […]