What is Soshoku? = Healthy Japanese Cooking

Soshoku (Example) by Wikipedia

Soshoku = Plain (simple) Diet

Since the Kamakura era (1185-1333) in Japan, the word Soshoku(素食) has come to mean “frugal meal” in the Zen temple. A Sample menu is “One soup with one side dish and rice.”

Over time, Soshoku became the general home diet in Japan and led to the establishment as of the traditional Japanese diet.

Now we need to prevent getting diseases associated with the eating habit of western culture. Japanese Soshoku(素食) is recognized as the balanced healthier diet and will help to prevent lifestyle diseases.

Because Soshoku(素食) is low-fat and high-fiber diet which will help followings;

–         To take out the bodily waste, to enhance good blood circulation

–         To enhance the weight loss, to prevent the over weight

–         To lower the blood-sugar level

–         To lower the cholesterol level

–         To lower the blood pressure

–         To lower the level of neutral fat

Original Sample “Soshoku” menu looks like this

One soup/One side dish/cup of rice

About

Motoko learned that healthy homemade diet is the basic for healthy life from her mother in the course of nature when she grew up with her mother’s healthy homemade diet in Tokyo, Japan.

Certified Food Protection Manager,

Author, Healthy “Soshoku” Cook Book

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2019/05/18 Hike Day

I hike Castle Rock & Summit Rock trail this morning. It was cloudy and chilly around 46F, not so many people was hiking and I really enjoyed quiet atmosphere. When I got Goat Rock camping area, I saw two deer. I hike Saratoga Gap, Goat Rock, Castle Rock, Skyline trail to Summit Rock loop. I did not bring my camera, so I took photo used cell phone.

deer
View from Goat Rock area
Goat Rock

2019/05/12 Mother’s day Rice Bowl class

I taught mother’s day rice bowl class today which is surprise gift from sisters to their mother & aunt. I harvested Trefoil, Shiso, green onion from my garden. They especially enjoyed sesame roster experience and all dishes too. This is fun group, joking each other and working together. I really enjoyed teaching class today.

2019/05/04 The Art of Sushi Class



I taught The Art of Sushi class today. This is the one year anniversary for the customer & his girl friend celebration class. Since she loves sushi especially “Sea Urchin” & “Salmon”. Also the customer is pretty health conscious and he tried to stay healthy life style, so this is the reason he requested my cooking class. I am glad people is more health conscious now. They liked Komatsuna with sesame sauce as well.



2019/04/10 Beets Chips

I purchased beets from Eat of the Seasons.

Beets

Made baked beets chips.

Beets chips

2019/04/06 Spring Vegetable Garden

I harvested the first cabbage in the season yesterday.

Also I planted some tomato and Japanese cucumber too.

Tomato
Japanese Cucumber
Japanese Pumpkin
Chayote Squash
Cabbage

2019/03/31 Smoke Day

I went to garden and harvested peas, planted runner beans, pulled out pea to prepare summer vegetables. After I returned home smoked scallop, octopus, chicken, and salmon. Blue sky & perfect weather be outside today.

smoked scallop
smoked octopus
smoked chicken
smoked salmon

2019/03/30 Vegetable Chips

I purchased Watermelon Radish & Celery Roots from Eat with the Seasons.

I cook watermelon radish first time, so I searched how to cook watermelon radish. I saw article that it can eaten raw but has little bitter taste. So I decided to make chips. Outside is white but inside is pink color.

Watermelon Radish

watermelon radish chips

I smoked celery roots last time but it was not tasty. So I made chips too. This is very tasty!

2019/03/24 Re-plant vegetables

After I finished cooking class in San Francisco, I returned home and re-planted vegetables. Finally I finished all re-plant vegetables today. I just need to wait them grow to re-plant in vegetable garden.

2019/03/24 The Art of Sushi Class

I had request for The Art of Sushi class as a birthday gift to the customer’s boyfriend. They invited another couple to this class, so I had four people in my class. I drove up to San Francisco again and luckily I did not need to park on steep street this time. They are fun group and we laugh a lot in the class.

2019/03/17 Smoke Day

Finally I had time this weekend to replant which I seeded end of February.

I smoke vegetables, squid, chicken and salmon today. I enjoyed nice weather in backyard. When next door neighbor came back, he told me “Smells like camp fire!” and I replied “Yes, I smoke today!”

Celery Roots, Kohlrabi, Parsnips, Squid
Chicken
Salmon