Medicinal mushroom recipe: Gomokugohan (Cooked rice with vegetables, mushroom, and chicken)

Cooked rice with different toppings, gomokugohan in Japanese, (means “rice with five toppings”) is a delicious way to incorporate different medicinal mushrooms in your diet. Like other mushrooms shimejis are high in fibre and contain both water-soluble and water-insoluble fibres. The former forms gel-like substance in the gut and helps to regulate bowl movements. ThereContinue reading “Medicinal mushroom recipe: Gomokugohan (Cooked rice with vegetables, mushroom, and chicken)”

Medicinal mushroom recipe: Maitake iri Kinoko Sauce (Creamy mushroom sauce with maitake)

Maitake is a staple in Japanese cooking. Its mild taste fits many dishes but as many other mushrooms they are particularly delicious with creamy dairy products such as cheese and heavy cream. If you don’t eat dairy, check out this diary-free recipe with maitake. Maitake is very rich in β-glucan, water-soluble dietary fibre that canContinue reading “Medicinal mushroom recipe: Maitake iri Kinoko Sauce (Creamy mushroom sauce with maitake)”

Probiotic metabolites – how to improve gut health fast!

Buying a yoghurt in Japan is fun! Instead of choosing between blueberry and coconut flavours or a regular-fat and low-fat yoghurts you look for the best probiotic to optimize your gut health. You accomplish this by deciphering combinations of letters and numbers like “LB21”, “BB536”, and “SP”, which are specific probiotic strains in the yoghurts.Continue reading “Probiotic metabolites – how to improve gut health fast!”

Healthy Japanese Recipe: Kabocha to Ingen no Syoyu Bataa Itame (Kabocha and green beans sautéed in soy sauce & butter)

There are many kinds of pumpkins, and the kind you will find in Japan is called kabocha. Kabocha is sweet and has a firm texture, making it a favourite ingredient for baking and desserts. Its naturally sweet taste also renders itself to nice sweet-savory dishes, like this one! Kabocha is rich in many vitamins andContinue reading “Healthy Japanese Recipe: Kabocha to Ingen no Syoyu Bataa Itame (Kabocha and green beans sautéed in soy sauce & butter)”

Your ultimate guide to green teas – Macha, Sencha, Gyokuro and much more! ~Secret benefits of green teas you didn’t know~

Have you heard of sencha, kabusecha, or gyokuro? They all come with unique flavours and distinct health benefits. Let’s dive.    [Gyokuro] Sometimes called “king of green teas” in Japan, Gyokuro is considered superior in its flavour, the price often reflecting it. For those of us who are after green tea’s health benefits, the extraContinue reading “Your ultimate guide to green teas – Macha, Sencha, Gyokuro and much more! ~Secret benefits of green teas you didn’t know~”