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Vegan Okara Caramel Cake おからキャラメルケーキ [お菓子デザートレシピ]



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Rice field



The humid summer has come.


The cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, corns are showing off their green, red, purple and yellow bodies, saying "Look ! here I am !!" .



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My petite daughters, Tomato Chans


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My son, Cucumber 



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My younger son, Eggplanto 




Those summer vegetables are considered yin as they cool down our heaty bodies.


The climate of summer is yang, that's why the nature blesses us those vegetables.


In other word, it is the law of the nature.   


Therefore it is best for us to set those seasonal and local food as a pillar of our diet together with grains.


We can be more vital and healthy with those food  because we are a part of the nature.


The exotic food imported distance away from other countries can be enjoyed once a while to satisfy our curiousities and cravings.  


This is the fundamental idea of Macrobiotics.



I usually introduce the recipes of summer vegetable during this season as my table is always with those colorful and appetizing dishes.


But today it is not a vegetable recipe.


I am sharing one of the okara dishes that I showed you in my previous post.


Some people requested me to share one particular dish.


Guess what it was.


Mock sausage ?


Caramel cake ?



Japanese traditional simmered okara with vegetables ?


Cookies ?


Quiche ?


Bread ?


Carrot cake ?






It was a caramel cake!


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They said it looks so delicious !


Yes, it is delicious !!



Actually making vegan sweets is  easier  than making normal sweets.


(There are many more advantages of making and eating vegan sweets, but I'll tell you what they are in other occasions.) 


But this cake may require a bit of experience to get the satisfactory result.


You need to make caramel sauce first to make this cake.


The taste of the cake varies dependig on the degree of the temperature of the sauce when it is made.   


If it is too low, the cake does not taste like caramel.

If it is too high, it tastes very bitter.

If it is moderate, it would be perceived "nice caramel cake" in general.


But after all it's all up to individual preference.

I personally prefer the bitter one when I use it for the cake, which color is black and might be considered "burnt and failed " by other sweet making teachers. 


So be brave to make any types of caramael sauce.


However you need to be careful not to burn yourself or damage your pot as the temperature of caramel can go up highter than 100℃.


Here's the recipe step by step.

 


 

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Vegan Okara Salad おからサラダ [野菜穀物レシピ オールシーズン]


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Here's a quiz.


My body is light brown.


I am tiny and round.


But I can expand my size  three times bigger in the water.


My shape changes to oblone when I am expanded.


Japanese people like me to  transform into many dishes.


I think thier lives could not have been sustained without me in thier long history.


My origin is China, and I was planted and eaten mainly in China and Japan for thousnd years.


But now we are planted in many countries.


People want  more and more of us, so they are cutting countless trees of Amazon to make the space for us.  


Are we honered to be given the opportunity to be prosperous ?


May be yes,  because we have such vital enegry, whoever digest me in one's body, one can be energetic and vital too.

I feel good when I do something good for the others.


But honestly to say, I am not happy.
Because I came to know that we are taking away the food and the places from the native animals, destroying the nature and harming the habitats.
 
But it is not our own will.
 
We are forced to multiply by humans.
 
Do you know why people want more of us ?
 
Cause people want to feed the many animals.
 
They want more and more animals to grow and become fat, so that more and more people can eat more and more meat.
 
 
What is good about creating and rasing  so many animals ?
 
 
The nature is destroyed.
 
People get fat and sick by eating animals.
 
Countless animals are tortured and suffering.
 
I'm sure nobody is willing to kill the living creatures.
 
It makes us very sad.
 
I can not find anything good about raising, killing and eating animals.
 
I don't understand.
 
I don't want to play a role to torture and kill the animals, make people sick and destroy the planet.



Oh, right,  I was giving you clues to let you guess who I am, and strayed to the story because I had an urge to tell you the truth.


I guess many of you can guess who I am now.


If you are still not sure,  I'd give you a last clue.


I am a main ingredient of miso, tofu and soy sauce.



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You got it ?


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Yes, I am a soy bean.



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Now I pass my pen to my mum who likes me so much.

She would  share her nice recipe using me.

 

It is my pleasure to be transformed into many dishes to nourish people and earth.

 

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Vegan Onion Dressing 新玉ドレッシング [野菜穀物レシピ オールシーズン]


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I wake up with the sound of pheasant every morning in this season.

I want to mimic its sound to tell you how he makes sound, but it is not easy.

We have an onomatopoeia to describe it in Japanese traditional picture books for kids.


That is "Kha~ng, Kha~ng"


But in reality, the pheasants are not making sound like that at all.


The pheasant is not the only bird I see here every day.

There are many kinds of adorable birds visiting me. 

I always feel how I am blessed to be sorrownded by the songs of variety kinds of birds.

Each of their sounds is unique and beautiful.

They echo in the air, and melt my heart.  

How lucky I am to be able to listen to these beautiful strings every day without paying a single penny nor taking trouble to travel somewhere.


A song which was popular when I was younger has just come across to my mind.


♪? "I'd rather be a spallow than a sanil, yes, I would, if I could, I surely would"




I guess what in mind of PaulSimon and Garfunkel, and me are very similar,

though I think the snail is also happy as he can still move around in his own pace.


I am sure that countless living animals on this earth would sing


♪? "I'd rather be a bird than me, yes I would, if I could, I surely would."



I want to share this peacful moment with them.,,,



Now I feel guilty to talk about the yummy food that I am enjoying these days....


But I carry on introducing them to you as I believe sharing my recipes plays a role to help them

though it would be a teeny weeny step.



Onions harvested in spring is a delicacy in Japan.


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They are juicy, soft and sweet.


We can enjoy this texture and taste only now, so I cook those fresh onions every day.


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Onions growing in the vegetable patch




Yes, there are countless ways to cook and eat fresh onions.


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I just steamed it.  No broth was added, this juice is all from the onion



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The flesh is so soft and tender.



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I sauted on the skillet and sprinkled vegan parmesan cheese.



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simmered with fried tofu and carrot, and seasoned with soy sauce



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Panfried with broad beans


I am going to introduce you a very easy (may be too easy), yummy and useful recipe today.



Here you go,



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Japanese Spring & Botamochi ぼた餅 [野菜穀物レシピ 春]


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♫♪♬    Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily life is but a dream  ♫♪♬


 

This song poured out from my mouth when I am taking a walk these days.

Yes, the spring is here at last !!

The air smells fresh and green,

The wild flowers show their tiny faces shyly above the ground . 

The plum blossoms are fully blooming.

 

Oh, my !  how I am blessed, 

I don't need any other things other than spring !

I feel so happy and contented,

though a kind of guilt and sympathy to those who can't reach to this freedom always creep into my mind.

 

It is the "Shunbun" / spring equinox day tomorrow, and also is now in the midst of  "Ohigan" in Japan.

"Ohigan" lasts 7 days starting three days before the spring eqinox day (or autumn equinox day ) and ending three days after that.  

Some people visit the grave to pray for the ancesters and clean up the area.

Some do not, but eat "Botamochi" or "Ohagi" .

Some do not practice anything, but remember that the day time will be longer soon.

 

Most of the Japanese people do no know why they visit the grave on "Ohigan" and eat "Botamochi/ Ohagi" during this period.

 

It is considered that the heaven or the world for the deceased exists in the west, and this actual living world exists in the east.  Therefore the day that sun rises from the very east and sets into the very west is the best day to connect the living and deceased.  

 

"Botamochi/Ohagi" is made of glutinous rice and sweet red beans.

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The combination of rice and red beans had so much meaning since old days.

In fact, modern nutritional study revealed that it has a big nutritious value in those combination.   

Japanese people in older  days knew it from their experience.  

 

Actually "Botamochi " and "Ohagi" refer to the same thing.

This sweet cake is called "Botamochi" in the spring, and "Ohagi" in the fall.

Why ?

In the spring, the flower of Botan blooms, and in the fall, the one of Hagi blooms.

("mochi" means glutinous rice cake.) 

 

But usually people in Kanto area use the word, "Ohagi" for both spring and fall season ones.

Whenever the spring equinox day  or autumn equinox day approaches, I feel like eating  Ohagi and cook it for myself .

 

I am sharing a recipe of three color "Botamochi/Ohagi" of different flavors today.

 

 

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Anko / Sweet Red Bean Paste [お菓子デザートレシピ]




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Red beans are indespensable ingredient for Japanese sweets making. 


I would say most of the traditional sweets are made from red beans.


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"Sakuramochi/Cherry blossom cake " 's filling is red bean paste.

 

 

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"Anmitsu"/Japanese fruit punch " always goes with red beans.




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Ichigo Daifuku


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Yomogidango / Mugwort rice dumpling




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Mizuyohkan / Agar Agar Jelly




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Maccha Purin / Green Tea Pudding




We can buy the ready made one from the supermarkets any time.

But it is often too sweet, and the taste of red beans are often camouflaged by the over usage of refined sugar. 

It is always much nicer to make it ourselves.


So today I'm going to share my method of making sweet red beans with you today.  


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