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Healthy and Quick “Tuna Pasta” Recipe

Today I will introduce you to a yummy light tasting, quick and healthy pasta dish! You don’t need to cook sauce in advance for this dish. You can put boiled pasta, drained tuna, and cut lettuce in a pan at the same time, cook for a few minutes and season. You can even cook everything in one pan. Boil the pasta, drain and cook in the same pan!

I usually don’t use canned food, but I always keep some canned tuna in my pantry because its stays good for a long time, is very useful, healthy and delicious. Tuna is a great source of protein and has other great nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, minerals, DHA, EPA, Omega-3 and so on. A Japanese tuna company published a study showing that fresh tuna and canned tuna have almost the same level of nutrition. (https://www.hagoromofoods.co.jp/knowledge/faq/faq_012.html). Canned tuna comes in water or in oil. I tend to choose tuna in water because it has less calories. Tuna in water has about 1/4 less calories that tuna in oil. But in fact, tuna in oil has more nutrition than tuna in water. So if you care about calories and protein more than other vitamins or minerals, you might want to choose tuna in water.

In this recipe, I use spaghetti, but you can use any kind of pasta you want. It is so easy, healthy, and delicious so I recommend it for lunch and/or for your weekday dinner!

Here is my recipe in PDF (4 MB): Tuna Pasta


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Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl (Gluten-Free)

Donburi (Japanese rice bowl) is a popular Japanese dish. We can eat rice and main dish ingredients in one bowl so it is great for lunch or when we don’t have time to prepare a meal. We have a lot of types of rice bowls, such as beef Sukiyaki, egg, fresh raw fish and shellfish, eel and so on.

Today I introduce you to Oyako-don, which is the famous chicken and egg rice bowl. It is full of great protein, carbohydrate and vitamins. I used chicken breast to make the dish healthier. You can use chicken thigh instead if you prefer. Chicken breast is low in fat and high in nutrition, but I feel it can be a little bit hard to chew after cooking. So I will also show you how to make chicken breast tender with baking soda and salt in this recipe.

The chicken and egg rice bowl is easy to make, nutritious, and delicious, so try to cook it for your family and friends!


{Ingredients (Serves 2)}
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0.5 lb. Chicken breast or thigh

½ Onion

3 beaten Eggs

2/3 cup Anchovy Dashi stock
(Recommended Dried Anchovy for Dashi Stock)Anchovy Dried Iwashi Fish

4 tablespoons Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

4 tablespoons Cooking Sake

1 tablespoon Sugar

2 tablespoons Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine

½ tablespoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup water


Here is my recipe in PDF: Oyako-don

Here is Steamed Rice recipe in PDF: White Rice

And Anchovy Dashi stock recipe in PDF: Homemade Anchovy Dashi Stock


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Egg Donburi (Gluten-Free)

Egg Donburi is easy to cook, has carbohydrate and protein, and is delicious!! It is great for lunch during work, or any meal at home.

I usually put dried seaweed on top because I want to make Donburi more nutritious. Seaweed has great protein, minerals, and iron. You can get dried seaweed in most grocery stores easily so please add it to your meals everyday.


{Ingredients (For 2 people)}
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1 onion

2 eggs

½ cup Anchovy Dashi stock (See 12th Dec. post)

2 tablespoons Cooking Sake

2 tablespoons Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

2 tablespoons Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine

5 pieces Japanese Dried Seaweed

2 cups cooked rice (See this post White Rice)


Here is my recipe in PDF: Egg Donburi