Mouthwatering Miso

Miso Soup

Miso soup is a staple in Japanese cuisine. In fact, it’s believed that on average, people in Japan eat it about once a day! Made from miso paste and traditional fish stock called “dashi,” this dish is best served when fresh and warm. Don’t forget to add tofu, if desired!

A Sprinkle of Furikake


Furikake is a common household item in Japan. Many homecooks even them keep furikake in their spice cabinets at home and use it to flavor a variety of different foods. In the U.S., you might find furikake at an Asian market or festival. But today we’ll teach you how to make it yourself!

*Grown-up Note: If you only have raw sesame seeds at home, help your kids toast them in a skillet on low heat before preparing the rest of this recipe. Advise them to stir the seeds every minute or so until they become fragrant and lightly toasted. This should take about 7-8 minutes.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Photo of Agua Fresca

In Spanish, “agua fresca” means “fresh” or “cool water.” Made from a blend of water, sugar, and fresh fruit or cereals, agua fresca drinks are very popular in Mexico and come in a range of flavors. 

This simple Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe requires only three ingredients. Juicy watermelon, tangy lime, and sweet sugar make a thrilling and refreshing combination in this easy kid-pleaser.