Healthy nootropic snack: Black currant gummies with powdered kava for sound sleep

I love gummy bears! They are cute and taste yummy. Homemade gummies are the best, because you can choose wholesome, healthy ingredients and avoid excessive sugar. Kava is a plant known for its nootropic effects. There are many types of Kava, each with a unique set of effects on our body and brain. Some, likeContinue reading “Healthy nootropic snack: Black currant gummies with powdered kava for sound sleep”

Medicinal mushroom recipe: Sake no obunyaki kinoko to zakuro sosu (Baked salmon with creamy mushroom sauce and pomegranate)

The salmon, mushrooms and pomegranate are all superstars of healthy eating. The salmon is not only high in omega-3 fatty acids but also astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, and various vitamins such as vitamin A, D, and E. The pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and the richest source for ellagic acid shown to have antioxidant andContinue reading “Medicinal mushroom recipe: Sake no obunyaki kinoko to zakuro sosu (Baked salmon with creamy mushroom sauce and pomegranate)”

Longevity recipe: Buta no kakuni rafute fu (Okinawan-inspired braised pork)

One of the world’s seven Blue Zones, Okinawa fascinates longevity researchers, biohackers and alike who want to find the islanders’ secret recipe (pun intended) for longevity and health. It perhaps surprises many of us that traditionally, Okinawans consume a high amount of pork, especially fatty bits like pork belly and libs. The key to makingContinue reading “Longevity recipe: Buta no kakuni rafute fu (Okinawan-inspired braised pork)”

Healthy Japanese recipe: Gobou no suupu (Creamy Burdock Root Soup)

Burdock root is a much-underappreciated hero in the Japanese kitchen. Its earth-covered and long appearance may not strike as a superstar ingredient for a sophisticated dinner, but this gorgeous creamy soup will surely change your mind. In the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the burdock seeds are used to treat various symptoms of infection and inflammation.Continue reading “Healthy Japanese recipe: Gobou no suupu (Creamy Burdock Root Soup)”

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)”

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)”