Pizzas with Winter greens


Two quick veggie pizzas for lunch. Prepared in a few minutes as I took shortcuts, but still full of whole food goodies.


The crust is cheating : flour, nuka (rice bran) , turmeric, salt and baking powder. Pre-baked in the oven-toaster. I add slightly toasted the rice bran. I also baked an onion next to the crust.
Then garnished with passata (simple bottled tomato sauce) enriched with garlic and olive oil, broccoli, the onion…


Topped by a piccata of parsley, shungiku (chrysanthemum greens), olive oil, chili pepper, onion, salt. I added that 1 minute before the end.


The second serving is made with the stalks of broccoli. That’s all what I had. Sad ? No, to the sauce I’ve added miso and sakekasu (sake lees) for cheezy flavor.
Both were equally yummy in their style.


A whirlpool of black sesame steamed crepes…

Purple lunch. Nutty small steamed crepes and huge beans.

Actually they are more like tortilla or Chinese chunbing.
Recipe :
I mixed a cup of flour, 2 tbs of nuka (rice brans), 2 tbs of black tahini (pasted black sesame), a little salt, hot water. Kneaded a little. Formed those rounds. And I cooked them in frying pan (with a lid and humidity).

Garlic veggie mix (zucchini, bell pepper, fava beans) from frozen vegetables.

Spicy hanamame big beans.

Monkey tree tricolor challah

Third episode of the challah saga. I know it looks like a monkey tree bread more than a challah. It is delicious. And not looking pretty. That happens.

The black thread is flavored with carob powder. The grey with ground black sesame seeds. The yellow with rice bran. So that makes 3 nutty, deep and malty sweet breads in one.

The recipe is the same as :

sesame challah

It was not smooth, it couldn’t become prettier in the oven.


Yummm. Just hot from the oven, with a little margarine…

Spinach crown tart

Spinach is the king of leafy green veggies. It’s time to recognize that with a quickly made tart-pizza baked in the oven-toaster.

Egg, cheese, Italian parsley, spinach, tomato, chick peas, bran crust.

First step :
Pre-baking the crust (flour, rice bran, baking powder, olive oil). That’s necessary as that’s not a real pizza dough, it’s very stick raw.
Steaming the spinach to make them lose volume.

Second step :
Crowned. Baked.

Myoga with just a little lemon juice.

That was a nice pre-Spring meal.

Sesame buns for hummus dipping

You were not expecting those fast-food buns ? Supposing I’d eat them, I wouldn’t boast about it on my blog. And that wouldn’t be at home. These are not sophisticated but home-made and so much better.

Quick sesame buns.
Mix flour, buckwheat flour, rice, bran, baking powder, water, salt.
Coat with sesame seeds, a little olive oil.
Bake and eat !

And they are really tasty.

I had some leftover hummus in the freezer. Added tahini (sesame paste).

Shishinto sweet peppers and paprika are baked, half-way to grilled.

Basil and harissa. I dip bread, veggies, leaves in the hummus.
Fun lunch plate :