Healthy foods can help to prevent and treat depression

I read an article about “Anxiety and depression likely to spike among Americans as coronavirus pandemic spreads” on ABC news yesterday. Now all Australians are facing the same thing. Like me, as a sole trader, suddenly all my cooking classes and big events had to be cancelled. This has decreased my income towards ZERO. My…

Pandemic Friendly Recipe 3 – Immune Boost Japanese Recipe

Why do Japanese people live so long?? The secret might be what Japanese people eat every day. One of our traditional Japanese ingredients , natural dashi broth is a natural immune booster. So, what is SAORI Natural Dashi Broth? It is composed of 2 essential ingredients. 1. First grade Hokkaido kelp (kelp is graded in…

This kid lost his coordination from everyday food (true story)

When I visit my friends, I always bring some food to share (something I cooked) or I even cook at a friend’s place.  When our son was a toddler, I used to bake semi-sweetened cakes (1/4 sugar quantity of normal cakes so he didn’t get too much sugar),  with no additives or fake flavours like…

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…

Japanese curried potato & okra recipe

When I made this for the first time, I fought over this dish with our son & my husband. It was just too good and I regreted I didn’t make enough. The same thing happened again at our friend’s place. I made lots of dishes BUT this went the fastest!  This very simple and easy…

Super food “Shiitake Mushrooms”fantastic health benefits

Shiitake Mushrooms  are one of the essential ingredients of Japanese food. We eat them as a dish or we use them for making  soup stock. They are not only delicious but they are also  a super food. Especially  the sun-dried ones. Shiitake mushrooms contain many kinds of natural vitamins & minerals! Shiitake mushrooms contain… -protein…

Two fantastic Japanese dinner recipes with sugar free Ponzu

SAORI Ponzu (Citrus) Sauce is my favorite sauce. It is also a very traditional Japanese sauce. Ponzu sauce is basically a mixture of fermented soy sauce, citrus and kelp &/or bonito stock. Commercial ones tend to be quite high in sugar (+most of them contain other artificial flavours/additives etc… ) SO I made my “SAORI…

Wanna eat more veges? Try ichiju-sansai

I previously wrote about how Japanese people don’t eat as much meat as  Australian people do. Most people know you need to eat more vegetables but HOW is the problem? There is a method in Japan called ” Ichiju-sansai” .It means “one type of soup and three other dishes (one main dish and two side…

I used be fat & ugly

I will tell you the real reason why I became the super health consciuos person I am today. I wasn’t born to be thin. I used be very chubby  when I was a child. Can you imagine piglet Saori?↓↓ I don’t have any pictures to prove it. I hated them so much that I got…

The Countries that eat the most meat

I wrote about Japanese people being amongst the thinnest in developed countries in my blog “the secret to being thin“the other day. Let’s see one of the reasons why today. This is a chart “The Countries That Eat The Most Meat”( chart by statista 2013). Meat consumption per capita…and the number one country is Australia!!!…

the secret to being thin

According to OECD, Japanese people are one of the thinnest people in the world! from OECD OBESITY UPDATE 2014(http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2014.pdf)↓ Obesity percentage in each country is… America 35.3%…New Zealand 30.6%…Australia 28.3%…Korea 4.7% and Japan 3.7% This shows eating Japanese or Korean food regulary is the key to being thin. And you don’t have to worry about…