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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2016/08/17 Summer Vegetable Garden

Summer vegetable garden, all vegetables growing so well.

Summer garden

Trefoil

Trefoil

Green Onion

Green onion

Turnip

Turnip

Fudansou

Fudansou

Basil

Basil

Arugula, I keep for seed

Arugla

Cabbage

Cabbage

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Chayote grew tall now

Chayote

Red Shiso leaf

Red Shiso leaf

Black Soy Bean

Black Soy Bean

Japanese Pepper

Japanese Pepper

Squash

Squash

Green Shiso

Green Shiso

Many varieties of Tomato

Sweet 100

Sweet 100

Yellow Tomato

Yellow Tomato

Berkeley Tie Dye Heart

Wild Bore Tomato

Celeb Tomato

Celeb Tomato

tomato

Bosnian Tomato

Bosnitan

Roma

Jersey

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Poor pumpkin, it is stuck in the fence….

pumpkin

Today’s harvest

harvest

 

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2016/07/14 President Award Celebration Dinner

Our Open Innovation Hub team received “President Award” from parent company which had each person’s name on it.

So we had “President Award Celebration Dinner” @Parcel 104. Everything was so tasty and nice presentation too!

Appetizer/Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops

Scallops

Entree/Wild California Halibut

Halibat

Dessert/LIttle Italy

 

 

 

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2016/07/09 JP Pumpkin Basil Pesto

Today’s harvest from garden

JP Pumpkin, Basil, Fudansou, Trefoil, Turnip, JP Cucumber,

Today's harvest

Sweet BasilSweet Basil

I made Pesto

Pesto

Pesto Pasta Tasty!

Genovese Pasta

 

 

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2016/06/18 Fig, Fudansou, Turnip

I have Fig tree in the balcony.

Fig

Ripe figs

Fig

Very Sweet!

Fig

I harvested Fudansou, JP Cucumber, Cabbage leaf and Turnip.

Fudansou

Turnip

Turnip

Boiled Fudansou and marinated with sesame

marinated with sesameMade Turnip salad

Turnip salad

And made green cabbage juice with lemon which is my friend’s house grown.

 

 

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2016/06/11 Vegetable Garden

Finally vegetables growing so fast and can not catch up to cook all of them. Some of them start flowering….

These are growing now.

Trefoil

Fudansou/Japanese green leafy vegetable

FudansouBasil

Turnip

Bok choy

Cabbage

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese PumpkinCIMG0011

Chayote SquashCIMG0013

Peas

Runner Beans

Spaghetti Squash

Red Shiso

Eggplant

Black Soy Bean

Tomatoes

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2016/05/30 Point Lobos Natural Reserve

I visited Point Lobos and took trail hike on Memorial day. It was nice and cool there.

South Shore Trail

South Shore Trail

South Shore Trail

Little bird song beautifully

Mound Meadow Trail

South Plateau Trail

Bird Island Trail

China Cove

Sea Lion Point Trail

Cypress Grove Trail

Allan Memorial Grove

Whalers Cabin & Whaling Station Museum

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2016/05/28 San Juan Bautista

When I joined Chamber of Commerce event, I stopped by San Juan Bautista booth and got a walking tour map. Checked map, it looks like around 1 hour drive, so I decided to go there. But since this is Memorial weekends long weekend, 101 was so packed and it took me for 2 hours to get there.

There are old architectures and antique stores. When I parked, a gentleman spoke to me from across the street, I walked across the street and this is his house built in 1860.

Kemp House

Kemp HouseGlad Tiding ChurchGlad Tidings Church

Bluebird Hotel built in 1894

Bluebird Hotel

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

State Historic ParkShrimp Quesadilla @Jardines De San JuanShrimp Quesadilla

Juan de Anza Adobe built in 1850’s.Juan de Anza Adobe

Old Mission San Juan BautistaOld Mission San Juan Bautista

Church in Old MissionChurch in the Mission

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2016/05/22 Spring Vegetable Garden

Finally spring vegetables are growing and I harvested Bok-choy, Turnip, Benrina today.

Spring garden

Spring garden

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

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2016/05/08 Little guest to my garden

When the irrigation system is on, and the stake was sprinkling water, one hummingbird flew and stop on the tube.

Hummingbird 1

Flying and drinking water

Hummingbird 2

Rest on the tube again

Hummingbird 3

Flying and drinking water

Hummingbird 4

Rest on the tube again

Hummingbird 5

It is so much fun to have a little guest to my garden.

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2016/05/06 Kabuki Lion

I and my husband flew to Las Vegas and watched “Kabuki Lion” @MGM. Actually I did not watch Kabuki performance for long long time. This is real Kabuki performance straight from Japan and performed by Ichikawa Somegoro VII.

MGM Grand

MGM Grand

Sign

Sign

Before the performance, there was a attraction which they will make 3D face from the photo people putting mask on the face.

Photo with mask

Photo with mask

Very high tech performance which is combination of Kabuki play & imaging processing technology. We really enjoyed it.

We had a walk on Saturday morning.

Gold Lion

Gold lion

M&M World

M&M World

M&M World

 

 

 

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