April 16, 2019

What does food mean to you? ⁣
To me, food means nourishment, abundance, and life. ⁣

But the over the course of my life, meaning of food had changed so much. In the beginning, when I was a small child, food to me meant fun. I loved eating food. 

Then in my teenage years,...

April 14, 2019

Back in the day when I was struggling with my weight, I thought there's nothing more difficult than losing weight and eating healthy. Healthy foods tasted bad and getting ready to go to the gym was always a hustle. I yearned for an easier way to lose weight and feel go...

April 12, 2019

I am a big fan of Indian spices. They’re so flavorful, colorful, and fun! Growing up in Japan 🇯🇵 I was never familiar with many spices used in other ethnic cuisines. In Japan, we eliminate as many spices and additional flavors possible. So that we can enjoy the simpl...

April 10, 2019

For the longest time, I had struggled with body image and thought my weight was the cause of all my troubles.  I convinced myself that I lack in willpower, so I had to eat less and exercise more.

Please nod if you're struggling with lack of discipline? 

But you know wha...

September 3, 2018

Here's a story of my relationship with food and why I am here now. I didn't mean to write an autobiography but 

I think this is the first time sharing my childhood journey, I remember when I was younger I was a happy, energetic, and dynamic one. Yet like many people, I...

August 24, 2018

Warm soba noodle with Shiitake Mushroom Dashi soup:
4 cups water 
1 dried kombu 
3 Tbsp soy sauce 
2 Tbsp cooking sake 
1 Tbsp sugar 
1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushroom 
2 Tbsp scallion, chopped 
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
6 oz cooked soba noodle -


1. Gen...

August 16, 2018

Daikon Radish is a 

Daikon Radish and Apple Salad: 

1/3 Daikon Radish 

1 Gala Apple 

1 Carrot 


2 Tbsp Red Wine vinegar 

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Pinch of salt and pepper 


1. Thinly cut (julienne) daikon radish, apple, and carrot. 

2. In a mediu...

August 1, 2018

 I don't share videos on my blog often, but I thought you would benefit from this short documentary! You know sometimes your problem, looking at a third person perspective can give you valuable insights. Can you relate to any of these men and women in the film? 


July 25, 2018

Less known to the people in the West, there are many super foods eaten in Japan. And many Japanese centenarians believe that their longevity is due to their diet and lifestyle. 

Here are popular 5 Japanese Super food that Japanese centenarians that attribute for their...

July 12, 2018

Better for our body: 
During the hot summer months, our body naturally gravitates toward cool, refreshing, produce; rich in water content to replenish and quench the thirst. Our bodies are producing sweat and lowering your metabolism to keep you cool. 
Seasonal vegetab...

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