Monday, 11 May 2015

Not Sushi Every Day Even if I Want to

Remember Try to achieve 30 pieces a day rule ?

 Variety foods make our body balanced and healthy.
When we were little, we were made to eat a variety of good foods,
 but once you get older, you tend to eat what you like or tend to eat easy food.

But this may lead us to delayed allergies.
The symptoms do not always appear immediately after you eat.
It may come out in the evening from the food you take in the morning.
This is due to a habit of you eating the same thing every day.
As the body has released antibodies it leads to the sudden onset of an allergy.

Be careful especially in the morning.
It is easy to eat the same thing, such as yogurt, milk, fruits which could cause allergies.
If you eat toast and yogurt, you will then take rice and fruits the next day.
Just try to balance it out and take different foods.

Do not eat the same food 4 days in a row a week.
This is also good for the brain. 
It's in your control whether you become obsessed by one thing, no attachment. 
Refresh your body and brain every day.

Not Sushi Every Day Even if I Want to

Monday, 4 May 2015

How can we achieve 80 % fullness?

The answer lies in whether you notice if you are overeating or not

Ask yourself, after meals do you feel:

1.You would not mind having a little more
2.  You feel uncomfortably full and you have to undo your trousers
3.  You feel comfortably full

You will know the real deal within 10 minutes of eating. Your brain will send a signal and you'll start to feel it.

If you know you're someone that overeats, then take these steps..

30minutes before your meal, snack on some nuts or dried fruits

Have soup and start with vegetables and salad, before the main meal

Place a small portion on your plate.

Chew  20 to 30 times

Eat slowly

Put your phone away at the dinner table and enjoy family conversation.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

British Food could never be defeated by any other countries.

I brought our family friend, a Japanese gentleman, Mr Katsumi, an author, ex michellan's judge, to one of the biggest supermarkets in London when he came over.

He loved it.  He was so excited to see all the kinds of foods and enjoyed it so much that he spent hours looking around the shop.

He said, ' Unfortunately English food does not have a good reputation across the world, but look at these fantastic variety of foods.  You are very luck to have all these ingredients from all over the world. You could never be defeated by any other countries! So what British people have to is to use them efficiently and as frequently as possible.

Unfortnately, he passed away last year, but everytime people say negative things about British food,
I am so proud of his positivity and I will never forget it.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Half Onion Slice a Day

Fresh onion is good for your blood circulation.  Try half onion a day.
The succesful point is to learn technique how to cut very finely

Here are some recipes using sliced onions

Avocado, salmon and sliced onion

tuna mayonaise with sliced onion

tofu with sliced onion

Hope you are all having a great day

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Seaweed is a strong ally

Seaweed is very good ally for diet and health

dried seaweed shopped at Japanesse or Chinese shop

soaked in water

It is ready for use, no need to cook.  There are some recipes.

with cucumber and sesame seeds

leafy salad with tofu or feta cheese

with chick beans and soy beans

With Japanese dressing: Sesami oil, rice vinegar (lemon) and soy sauce

(minced onion, minced garlic, minced ginger would also be a perfect match)

Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

All you can do is practice

The two essential items for roll sushi is makisu (bamboo mat) 
and your hands.

Bamboo Mat

The bamboo mat is worth investing in if you are getting into making sushi.
You can find them in Japanese and Chinese food shops or via the internet.

I've seen someone using grease proof paper before.
I tried it but it is difficult to control the strength and texture whilst rolling, 

Grease proof paper.

Make Vinegar Rice

How to make Sushi Rice Vinegar

Rice vinegar  90ml
Sugar     3 table spoons
   Salt       half table spoon

(Sushi Rice Vinegar is optional)

You can add whatever you like. Here are a few examples.

Place the items at the end

Roll it firmly with the content with seaweed

Soft but firm pressure with the hands

All you can do is practice

Good Luck!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

How to make Miso Soup in a relaxed manner

Lots of British people like Miso soup and 
you can buy Miso soup paste in many U.K. supermarkets now. It's so simple to make and it's perfect for a cold night in.

1.) Boil the water

2.) Chuck whatever you want; onions, potatoes, spinach, beans, seaweed etc.
Two or three items at once would be good. The most popular item is tofu and radish in Japan.

(Be careful not to put too many things in though, it'll just overflow!)

3.) Do not boil for too long. 
Remember that the texture of each item is very important.

4.) Put the soybean paste in and gently stir it.  
As soon as the paste melts;
it's ready!

I've put tofu and spinach in mine.

You're probably wondering how do I know how much paste you're supposed to put in...

Just keep giving it a taste. If you think it's too salty, add hot water. Or if it's too watery, then add more paste!