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    Party Spinach Salad

    Party Spinach Salad

    A classic potluck favorite gets a snazzy update! Mango takes the place of canned mandarin oranges, and wasabi-flavored peas offer a fun surprise. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesMakes 6 servings Two 3 oz (85 g) packages ramen noodles1 cup (80 g) slivered...

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    Daikon Slaw

    Daikon Slaw

    If you need a make-ahead side dish, look no further. Daikon holds up well when refrigerated; this slaw tastes fresh even after 4 or 5 days. Prep Time: 5 minutesMarinating Time: 1 hourMakes 2 servings One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled2 large carrots2...

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    Kale with Sesame Dressing

    Kale with Sesame Dressing

    Use your favorite variety of kale for this salad. Even chopped collards or mustard greens can be substituted. The key to the salad is massaging the greens with the dressing. This helps to break down the coarse veins in the leaves and takes away the bitter “raw”...

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    Pickled Lotus Root

    Pickled Lotus Root

    It is not uncommon to slice open a lotus root and find that it is dirty inside. To clean, place lotus root slices in a bowl of cool water. Swish them around for a few seconds, then allow them to sit undisturbed. The lotus root slices will float to the top and the dirt...

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    Miso Asparagus Salad

    Miso Asparagus Salad

    Since the asparagus is raw, you’ll want to use the freshest spears possible. Avoid asparagus with overly thick stalks, as these tend to be tough. For best results, make this salad when asparagus is in season. Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 4–6 servings 1 lb (500 g) fresh...

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    Vegan Kimchi

    Vegan Kimchi

    Kimchi is another one of those tasty dishes that often contains dried seafood. If that isn’t your thing, here’s a version you can make at home. The best part? It’s relatively instant gratification: it can be ready in less than an hour. Prep Time: 45 minutesMakes about...

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    Edamame Hummus

    Edamame Hummus

    A nice bowl of this delicious hummus is a crowd pleaser—as long as the crowd knows it’s not a bowl of wasabi! Set aside a few of the whole cooked edamame beans for a garnish. Placing those on top of the finished dish along with a splash of sesame oil helps to make the...

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    Chili Daikon

    Chili Daikon

    Crisp, peppery daikon is a perfect match for fiery chilies. Try adding a smear or two of Chili Daikon to sushi instead of wasabi paste. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about ½ cup (125 ml) One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled5–8 fresh red chilies Use a chopstick to...

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    Basic Furikake Seasoning

    Basic Furikake Seasoning

    Furikake is a seasoning for steamed rice. It also adds variety to seasoned sushi rice. Try any of the variations over sushi rice, on plain tofu or on salads. Furikake also makes a fantastic seasoning for french fries. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes ½ cup (125 g) One 4 x...

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