A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

Most traditional Japanese dishes, are steamed rice and miso soup, along with ingredients such as tofu, seaweed, potatoes, or vegetables. Here are a few Japanese food ideas.

California Roll is one of the most well-known sushi rolls served in Japanese restaurants around the world. The ingredients are simple to find such as Japanese mayo, dried seaweed, and sushi rice. Sushi rolls (makimono) can be a great finger food as an appetizer or party food.

When s bowl of rice is served in Japan, it must be accompanied with Miso Soup.  In the US, Japanese restaurants serve miso soup right at the beginning of a meal, but in Japan it’s served with the meal right by its side. Miso soup in the States contain green onion and a few pieces tofu and seaweed, in Japan there are varieties of miso soup with different kinds of miso  a variety of miso soup with different kinds of miso.

Miso is made from soy beans and contains barley or rice, which are steamed, then mixed with a fermentation starter koji and left to ferment for six months up to five years. The longer the fermentation, the richer the miso. The aroma, taste, texture, and appearance of miso all vary by region and categorize miso into three groups:  Shiro Miso (white miso), Aka Miso (red miso), and Awase Miso (mixed of red and white miso). There is no ingredient to substitute for miso.

 

Soy sauce is fermented for several months, it is made from soy beans, wheat and salt. No substitution exists for soy sauce. In Japanese cooking, we would highly recommend to use Japanese soy sauce because we can differentiate Japanese sauce and other kinds of soy sauce.

 

The Japanese believe that when the dish is prepared with fresh quality ingredients, then there isn’t the need to add many flavors. Rule of thumb is not to kill the natural flavor of the food.

 

Simplicity lets the food speak for itself.

 

When preparing each dish and meals, we think about harmony (wa). Ingredients must be in harmony together to make one dish, and that dish must be in harmony with other dishes to make a meal. Color, flavor, texture, are some of the significant elements when considering harmony.

 

Japanese cuisine is one of the world’s healthiest cuisines due to its small portion nutritionally well-balanced, healthy, and light, which is one of the reasons for the longevity of the Japanese population.

 

When interested in cooking Japanese cuisine to live healthy and happily a guide to easy Japanese home-cooking maybe just for you!

love, #krishna

 

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Go Vegan: Plant-Based Diet

Everyone wants to feel healthier, lighter and more vibrant. Vegans eat plant-based foods, such as grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. While vegans have a wide variety of foods to choose from, the diet may seem very restrictive to those who are used to an omnivorous diet. Just like veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to looking after our planet, plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding the family.

 

More and more people are turning to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and eternal youth are just some of the benefits from enthusiastic plant eaters.

Well-planned plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, helping navigate some of the world’s biggest health issues like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.

 

What Do Vegans Eat?

A vegan diet is richly diverse and comprises all kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans and pulses – all of which can be prepared in endless combinations that will ensure you’re never bored. From curry to cake, pastries to pizzas, all favorites can be suitable for a vegan diet when they’re made with plant-based ingredients.  It is a whole new world of exciting foods and flavors opening up to you.

 

Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle 

 

There are so many unique reasons someone might choose to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Every year more and more people are making the decision to go vegan, and it is for a good reason! There are many amazing ways that veganism can improve lives – fantastic health benefits, less stress on the environment, more efficient ways to use resources, and many more!

When thinking about transitioning to veganism it’s important to contemplate the reasons why this lifestyle speaks to you. A big lifestyle change is easier to sustain when you wholeheartedly believe in your decision. Think about the standards you hold yourself accountable to, and also what guides you as you decide what is right and what is wrong.

 

Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet 

A vegan lifestyle can be one of the healthiest ways to live. Plant-based diets contain plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because vegan diets often rely on these healthy staples, they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.

A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk from conditions such as:

Type 2 diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Ischemic heart disease
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Some cancers including prostate, ovarian and colon cancer

 

How To Become Vegan?

 

Some people become vegan gradually, while others do it all at once. If you can’t become vegan overnight, you might find that you can eliminate one animal product at a time, or go vegan for one meal a day, or one day a week, and then expand until you are completely vegan.

Connecting with other vegans or vegan groups can be helpful for information, support, sharing, recipe sharing or local restaurant recommendations. The American Vegan Society is a nationwide organization, and members receive their quarterly newsletter. Many vegetarian clubs have vegan events, and there are also many informal Yahoo groups and Meetup groups for vegans.

love, #krishna

 

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5 Fun Ways to Surprise Your Husband

A surprise gift could easily be the best way to surprise your husband as birthday celebrations are approaching or if you just want to do something sweet for your man, read our five fun ways to surprise your husband. He will love it!

 
1. Create a photo slide show or music mix mp3 for him. Pull together some of his favorite photos and select the music that both represents your relationship.

 

 

2. Give him a ‘just because’ gift. You don’t have to spend tons of money to come up with a creative gift he will love.

 

 

3. King for a day. Let him write down his perfect day for you, what would be written on that list? Then spend an entire day to do as many things on that list as possible.

 

 

4. Make a love trail. Use rose petals, or his favorite candy, whatever he loves to lead him to a special place where the two of you can be alone under the full moon in the beautiful moonlight.

 

 

5. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Throw a dinner party and invite his favorite people to come celebrate him with you. It could be his closest friends, colleagues, family, and others he’d enjoy having dinner with and who love him enough to celebrate.

 

 

Every woman, once in a while, could surprise her husband. Little surprises will not only make your husband happy, but they also add spice and change up the routine in your marriage.

love, #krishna

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Intuitive Living

Intuition is a gift that each of us have, and like all gifts – all potentials, abilities, and talents – some go to waste and others rise to great heights and sweet achievements.

The choice is yours, and that is good news because the power lies within you.

Intuition is a guidance system and whether you believe it or not does not change the fact that it exists. Being guided by your intuitions doesn't mean abandon reason it means to allow your perception to balance your consciousness.

love, #krishna

Live Intuitively

The word intuition translates as meaning to look inside or to contemplate.

Your intuition is designed to help you to connect with the people and experiences that will make you feel truly happy and fulfilled. Living intuitively can be enjoyable, bringing forth pure joy, love, wonder, beauty and abundance. By living intuitively start by listening to your heart. 

Listening to your heart is one of the best ways to liberate yourself of your conditioned self so you can start accessing more of your natural intuitive abilities.

Your heart is designed to guide you onto the path of living your dreams and knows the right way to live. The challenge is that the mind will often override this incredible source of intuitive wisdom. When you start paying attention to it, you will be richly rewarded with intuitive information, clarity and direction.

To live an intuitive life, you must cultivate the courage to be different so that you can become uniquely you. Face your fears is a very important component of the intuitive path.

 

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Choose to be around people that support you on your path of being the best that you can be.  If you can’t be around supportive people, start spending more time on your own. Creating more time with yourself will naturally help you to hear and access more of your intuition.

Doing work that you love is an essential part of living a more intuitive life. If you haven’t found work that you love yet, start experimenting with new activities and notice the things that make you happy. Ask your intuition to guide you in doing this.

 

To live an intuitive life, it is important that you allow yourself to go beyond what is comfortable for you. Start by taking small steps outside your comfort zone so that you can build up to taking bigger risks in your life. This will allow you to always keep learning and growing and develop more confidence in your natural intuitive self.

Trust your intuition and allow it to guide you to live a richer, more heart-centered and intuitive life.

love, #krishna

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