June 2, 2019

Okra is a powerhouse of nutrients : vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B1, calcium, magnesium, fibers, folate, vitamin K, iron, etc.

Okra is a mucilaginous vegetable, and most Japanese believe that mucilaginous vegetables help control cholesterol level, stabi...

November 6, 2018


I have been using my oven a lot to grill vegetables. 

This time I grilled burdock roots (Gobo in Japanese) and carrots. Burdock root is a deep root and looks like this ↓.

My favorite burdock recipes are kimpira gobo (sautéed burdock with sesame seed oil and soy sau...

October 22, 2018

I made pumpkin spinach vegan caesar salad as October recipe for Naturopathy 🥗

🎃Pumpkin Spinach Vegan Caesar Salad🎃

<Ingredients : 4 servings>

- 2~2.5 cups (1.5~2cm cubes) Pumpkin (Japanese)

- 3 Tbsp Olive oil  

- 4 cups  Baby spinach

- Almond 1/2 cup


- 1/2 c...

October 3, 2018

Daikon Radish is my daily vegetable and is a super vegetable to keep you healthy. 


Daikon leaves : vitamin A, C, E, potassium and calcium.

Daikon (white part) : enzyme called diastase and phytochemical called isothiocyanates. 

Diastase helps improve d...

August 21, 2018

Happy Monday!

I am very excited to introduce a high antioxidant salad recipe "Grilled tomato with shiso dressing" today 🍅

I made this recipe for the Japanese naturopathy website.

Tomato is one of my favorite summer vegetables. Tomato provides about 95% water but contains...

July 22, 2018

One of my favorite greens is "Dandelion green." Dandelion green is powerhouse vegetable and has health benefits

- help good liver, gallbladder, bile duct function

- reduce water retention (= works as a diuretic)

- help improve bone and eye health.

Nutrients : vitamin A, vi...

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