GENTS WHO CAN COOK

“Get out of my kitchen! You can’t even hold a chef’s knife without cutting your finger off! I can’t trust you with dinner!!” Women ruled the kitchen and men were to stay away. That was the narrative of many households back in the day. Well… that’s what my father-in-law would tell you anyway. Of course,…

Smokey Sweet Potato Soup

SMOKEY SWEET POTATO SOUP CHALLENGE I recently discovered this really amazing recipe in Caitlin Shoemaker’s blog. The recipe is actually from the Vegan Yack Attack’s Meal Prep book, which I subsequently ordered (lol). Caitlin’s photo looked so appetizing though, that I had to try it. The problem is that I didn’t have all the ingredients…

What do October skies bring?

October Newsletter Now that we have entered October, the nights are definitely cool and dry, even if we still have some hot days here and there.  We’ve had a full month of typhoons and atmospheric pressure mayhem bringing us sudden rain and temperature changes.  Autumn allergies have begun, our kids who are back in school start bringing home colds, and…

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….