What’s on your plate?

When was the last time that you actually, consciously, noticed what was going to be on your plate? Did you intentionally put that there thinking about your health? Did you think about the nutritional content of what was there? Did you wonder whether that was enough of x or y nutrient? Did you notice whether…

The “Thing Soup” – Okoto shiru (お事汁)

Historically, February 8th is regarded as an important juncture that marks the time to start anew. Traditionally it referred to starting to work on the spring crops, or starting to “work” on something again after the new year holidays and winter “hibernation”. On this day, called “Kotoyouka”, people wished for good health and abundant crops….

NO MEAT MAY

Now more than ever, we need to rethink the way we treat ourselves and the planet. With this global pandemic, we have been forced to stay home giving us an opportunity to think about many things. Things that we were too busy to think about. Things that we didn’t want to to think about. Things…

Berry Very Nice-Cream

Have you noticed that if the kids are bored or didn’t eat a nourishing meal, they just keep asking for snacks and snacks and snacks all day? Hearing them ask for yet another snack can be pretty scary. “Haven’t I been feeding them enough?”“Why are they asking for yet-another snack?”“Didn’t I give them enough sugar…

Miso Workshop

Miso has been all the rage these past few years. Although a staple in Japanese home-cooking, it seems it has gained the reputation of a culinary delicacy in the western parts of the world. The main reasons for this are the rise in popularity of Japanese cuisine, and the increased awareness of the UMAMI flavor…