Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
Click here to read my Japanese blog which everyday I update showing recipes of my original cuisines of vegetables.)

Mar 18, 2011

Sausage made ​​from lotus root

Hello! I am glad to see you again. I will update this blog for the first time a week.
During the past week, Japan was hit hard for disaster.Tohoku area received heavy damage in the earthquake and tsunami. Although I live in Tokyo, Tokyo also has effects of an earthquake.Blackouts, fear of radiation, food shortages……,but my family is safe. This is so happy.
I know that many people in Japan can not cook now. So, I am introduced to cook without a fire on my Japanese blog.But today is the use of fire recipe.
Now,supermarket has become scarce in Tokyo.In my neighborhood there is no sausages.So, I make homemade sausage.The only vegetables without meat! I want to introduce in the recipe.

ingredients for 1 person

3 ounces lotus root
3tbsp oatmeal(It is still used in dry)
1tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp olive oil

Please worn down to the lotus root.

Lotus root, oatmeal, ketchup in a bowl and mix.

Please shaped like a sausage.And then saute it.

This dish is now complete.This is a lighter flavor than regular sausage.But, it is very delicious.Please try it.

This blog is updated once a week, in the right side, I will briefly introduce my Japanese blog recipe.Please come and enjoy! See you next week!

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  1. Dear Izumi, I've been following your blog for some time now and was wondering how you were doing after the earthquake. I’m glad to hear you’re okay. I love your blog and think it’s very inspirational. Keep it up. And please take care.
    a fan from the Netherlands

  2. Thank you for this wonderful recipe and also for keeping up some normality during these terrible times. Apart from a donation we can only watch helplessly :(
    Your cooking is faith and hope!

  3. Dear Afke, thank you for your comment
    You worry about me, I am healed by your kindness.

    Netherlands! I heard a wonderful country.Some day I want to go to Holland.

  4. Dear,torwen,I'm glad your kind comments.I got the power of your encouragement.Thank you very much.

  5. izumi san
    Hello,How are you doing?
    I could 't calm down after the quake, but now almost alright.
    So I began to cook and made vegetable chicken nuggets. That was so tasty! Thank you very much.
    Fortunately, the power went out only once
    in this area so far.
    We need to cheer ourself up! Otherwise, we can't help people in Tohoku.
    Please take care of yourself.

  6. Ellen san, I'm very glad you are safe.I'm fine.
    Thank you for making nuggets.

  7. Izumi san

    I have just found your blog and am sad to see that you are not blogging anymore :'( can you please come back?