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Namasu (Japanese Daikon and Carrot Salad) – a perfect side for grilling

Namasu (Japanese Daikon and Carrot Salad) – a perfect side for grilling

Namasu is something of a mystical dish. This simple salad of daikon radish and carrots is as simple to make as the similar tsukemono (overnight pickles), but is ready in just about 15 minutes. Namasu has a tangy-sweet flavor and incredible crisp texture that makes it...
How to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

How to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

My family loves rice. And I mean loves it. My son’s favorite dish is something we call “Rice and Goop”, which is basically rice covered in sausage or beef gravy. For me, it’s fried rice or spam musubi. My wife will take rice in just about any...
Chunky Guacamole with Bacon – Seriously Addictive

Chunky Guacamole with Bacon – Seriously Addictive

As a former Californian and a current Texan, there are few foods in the world that scream warm weather like a heaping dish of cool, refreshing, chunky guacamole. (Pico de Gallo also goes on this list.) It’s one of the first things put on your table in most good...