Have you ever wondering how to make matcha (aka finely ground green tea, traditionally served in Japan but it's even used at Starbucks!) Use a bamboo whisk to turn the emerald green powder and hot water into a foamy, frothy beverage! It's slightly tannic and grassy with water alone — so you can definitely add sugar, honey, agave as well as the milk of your choice to make it smoother and sweeter.
Currently reading: Based on the traditional Japanese style of eating, this book contains over 40 simple recipes. Including a 7-day Healthy Eating Plan built on the foundations of the Japanese diet, but based on ready meals, takeaway foods and convenience items from supermarkets, it also ideals for those dieters without the time to cook.
The Okinawa Diet Pyramid. Menu 1 Breakfast: A slice of carrot cake. A nectarine. Tea. Lunch: A few sushi. Algae soup. Grated carrots. Tea. Supper: Miso soup. A bowl of white rice. Cucumber salad. A banana. Tea. Menu 2 Breakfast: A two-egg herb omelet. Two slices of bran bread. An apple. Tea. Lunch: A lettuce, tomato, tofu, and endive sandwich on whole-grain bread. A bowl of rice. An orange. Tea. Supper: Soy and carrot salad. A bowl of white rice. Curried lentils. A peach. Tea.
I’m sure you’ve already heard about the longevity of Japanese men and women, mostly attributed to their food choices and life style. Traditionally, the Japanese diet has been praised for its health preserving benefits – and don’t restrict your view of the Japanese cuisine to sushi rolls. Naomi Moriyama has decided to share the basic
It should at least have 4 types of food: carbs (carbohydrates), proteins, vegetables, and fruits. Be conscious about what types of foods to put in bento box when you are packing lunch. My children’s bento ratio is 4 : 2 : 1 : 1 (4 parts carbs : 2 parts protein : 1 part vegetables : 1 part fruits). I sometimes pack 2 parts of veggies inside the bento (skip fruit section) and prepare a separate container just for fruits.