Immunity boosting recipe: Spicy Elderberry Syrup with Aronia Berries

In Northern Europe, where I’m currently based in, late August is the season for ripe elderberries. Seeing them on the path of my daily walk reminds me of the amazing health benefits of these little black berries. Elderberries are probably best known as a remedy against influenza, but multiple studies show their benefits on theContinue reading “Immunity boosting recipe: Spicy Elderberry Syrup with Aronia Berries”

Medicinal mushroom recipe: Shiitake iri Yasai no Grill (Grilled vegetables with shiitake mushroom on raspberry balsamic sauce)

A quintessential ingredient in the Japanese cuisine, shiitake is found in a wide variety of dishes – soups, stir-fries, rice dishes, and others. Both fresh and dried shitakes are available, and the latter is used to make broths. Lovers of health eating will find many reasons to enjoy these delicious mushrooms often; eritadenine, a compoundContinue reading “Medicinal mushroom recipe: Shiitake iri Yasai no Grill (Grilled vegetables with shiitake mushroom on raspberry balsamic sauce)”

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)”