Recipe List

Low Calorie Japanese Noodle Salad

Silky low calorie shirataki noodles give way to crunchy, salty bacon. Cucumbers, tomatoes and Japanese omelet provide more fun for the palate. Fresh grated ginger in the soy-sesame dressing zaps the taste buds awake. 

Chocolate Matcha Cupcakes

The low-fat chocolate milk in this cupcake keeps the cake light. Despite the double dosage of chocolate milk into chocolate cake mix, surprisingly the sponge is not tooth aching sweet. Strong green tea matcha cream adds a bitter but pleasant layer of contrast and yumminess!

Japanese Plum Wine Cake

My Japanese plum wine cake is a huge grownup crowd pleaser. (And is super-duper easy!) The rose-colored sponge only requires a dusting of powdered sugar.

No-Bake Raspberry and Japanese Yuzu Citrus Bars

Luscious creamy centers are spiked with Japanese yuzu citrus and sweetened with raspberry jewels. Crushed chocolate covered Pocky biscuits serve up a delightful contrast.

This recipe is adapted from

Blueberry and Japanese Yuzu Citrus Muffins

Japanese yuzu citrus is said to contain antioxidants and 3 times the vitamin C of lemons. Besides the health benefits to the fruit, the piquant yuzu is refreshing and a wonderful wake up on a warm day.  The tart yuzu pucker and sweeter summertime blueberries provide a wonderful yin and yang in a muffin. 

Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

With a cake crumb as soft as the petal of a cherry blossom, this cupcake is a cause for celebration. The not-so-sweet frosting base is whipped cream cheese complements the sweet cake perfectly.

Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

An array of chocolates melted in butter are introduced to a powdered sugar and sour cream mixture. The result is a match made in Heaven!

This recipe is adapted from Carole Walter’s Great Cakes.

Japanese Plum Sushi

Japanese pickled ume plum is packed with magic!

Japanese Pickled Ume Plum:

  • Combats fatigue thanks to the citric acid in the ume.
  • Cleans the blood. 
  • Conquers aging agents...Well, it strengthens blood vessels and assists in the prevention of cell damage.

Need any more motivation to try Japanese pickled plum sushi?

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread

Sensitive to wheat? Dairy? Any products with animals? And LOVE sweets? This Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread is created with love just for you! 

Tip: If possible buy Chocolate Dream chips...The guys who recommended them to me at Whole Foods were right about the uber-deliciousness of the dairy free, soy free, nonGMO, gluten-free chocolate chips!

PB ‘n J Cheesecake

Classic childhood PB & J just got sophisticated and turned into a grownup cheesecake. Peanut butter and orange marmalade mingle in this oh, so easy to make dessert. 

More good news: The entire cheesecake is made in the food processor!