After being away from home for more than 10 days I'm really happy to be back to my kitchen. After eating out a lot (even though recently it's been easier to find simple food in restaurants in France) I really need to get back to my basic diet. As soon as we were done with unpacking, I went down for grocery shopping, grabbed some fresh Japanese mushrooms: shimeji and maitake (kind of oyster mushroom), and some sprouts. I cooked some plain rice, grilled the mushroom in a pan with a bit of butter, add just before serving some sesame seeds and a drop of soya sauce, and served the whole as a vegan donburi.
In the following weeks you'll see that while in France I packed a few ingredients I love and still can't find easily in Tokyo, some herbs from my parents' garden in Aix, some flour for baking bread, tones of quinoa... and I'm really looking forward to using them!