Important ingredients for your back pain

I have mild scoliosis and I used to suffer from back pain. When I moved to Australia 7 years ago, it became much worse. It even started affecting my daily life. So, I decided to go to a local doctor. My doctor checked my blood and told me… ” Your vitamin D level is really…

Two cheap chain restaurants in Japan with no MSG

I have previously written about “how to find MSG free restaurants in Japan” but sometimes you are not close to these restaurants or you might not be in of the main big cities like Tokyo or Osaka.  So, today  I will tell you about two cheap  Japanese restaurant chains in Japan. 1: Matsyuya ( Gyudon…

How to find MSG free restaurants in Japan

I am normally a health freak when it comes to everyday food. I grow as much as possible…organically (I even make soil!) or I get fresh produce from markets. I hardly eat out or get take away food…I’d say probably 3-4 times a year. All the condiments in my cupboards are my handmade products (jam…

Marmalade teriyaki pork recipe

I have lots of citrus trees in my garden so I made homemade marmalade jam for myself the other day. (I picked these citrus yesterday from my garden.) BUT I don’t eat toast for breakfast and now I have marmalade…SO…I made this… “Marmalade teriyaki pork” It took only 10 minutes and turned out like a…

Vietnamese style tofu with tomato sauce (vegan ) recipe

I think my favorite dish in Vietnam from this trip was this. Vietnamese fried tofu with tomato sauce (Dau Sot Ca Chua) ↓↓ (this picture was taken in Hanoi, Vietnam) Recently, I bought a tofu from a supermarket. ( I normally only buy tofu from Asian grocers)  The tofu wasn’t really nice. It was quite…

SAPPORO Miso Ramen Noodle Recipe

Up and down, up and down… I am NOT talking about my emotions. I am talking about Melbourne weather. It was absolutely fabulous weather last Monday. Cherry blossoms seem to be blossoming everywhere at the moment. But the nice warm weather is still a teaser in Melbourne. There is more cold weather than warm weather….

I am so happy to be back from holidays!

Wow! You know what?? I am so happy to be back from holidays. When I am on long holidays, I close all my internet orders and markets. I totally stop operating. I just stop thinking about my work and enjoy my down time.  BUT… sometimes I feel worried, “what if people forget about me and…

Saori’s travel food in Vietnam – 01 Cooking in Hoi An

I’ve just come back from winter holidays. Our first stop was Hoi-An – a beautiful old town in Vietnam. I enjoyed spring rolls and white roses (a kind of dumpling) – you can only eat them in middle Vietnam.  I think most travelers in Vietnam eat out everyday. Food is so cheap and incredibly delicious….

Am I getting middle age crisis???

I had TWO FANTASTIC DAYS at Handmade Canberra last weekend. I hadn’t been able to go to Canberra for long time (only my husband did) so it was great to see my customers. We were going to stay at Albury/Wodonga on Sunday on the way home but all the accommodation there were fully booked! I forgot…