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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2019/06/30-07/10 Switzerland, Germany trip

I traveled to Switzerland visited Luzern, hiked Jungfrau area, visited Bern, Mt. Pilatus, and München.

06/30 Luzern

It was unusually hot in Luzern, no cooler in hotel. But very pretty city.

Capel Bridge

Capel Bridge

07/01~07/05 Lauterbrunnen

I stayed Lauterbrunnen and hiked for 5 days.

Schilthorn, North Face trail

View from Schilthorn
North Face trail

Kilchbalm

Kilchbalm

Obersteinberg

Obersteinberg

Gross Scheidegg

Gross Scheidegg

Via Alpina

via Alpina

07/06 Bern

I visited Paul Klee museum & Einstein Museum

Bern

07/07 Mt. Pilatus

Mt. Pilatus

07/08~07/09 München

Bike ride to English Garden, Beer Garden, city

Beer Garden
Beer Garden

2019/06/09 Summer Vegetable Garden

I visited vegetable garden this morning for harvesting vegetables and visited this afternoon to seed vegetable.

Chayote Squash
JP Pumpkin
Red shiso
Tomatoes
Beets
Carrot
Japanese Cucumber
Black Bean
Royalty Purple Pod
Komatsuna
Runner Bean
Summer vegetable garden

2019/06/09 The Art of Sushi Class



I taught The Art of Sushi class as the anniversary celebration for the relationship. I harvested Japanese cucumber, shiso leaf, green onion trefoil from my garden. They worked together as a team and we finished class little earlier than usual. They made very nice presentation too. They really enjoyed hand wrap sushi.

I taught cooking class on Saturday & Sunday this weekend, so pretty busy weekend. Every time I teach class, I learned something new. I love teach cooking and meet new people.



2019/06/08 The Art of Sushi Class



I taught the special birthday celebration The Art of Sushi class today as a birthday gift from husband to his wife. The client invited their close 6 friends so total 8 people, actually this is the biggest group I ever taught. They are drinking wine, chatting each other, very relaxed casual setting class. They asked many questions about home made miso, pickled plum so on. The client has large nice kitchen, so 4~5 people cook on the huge island counter at the same time.

I harvested trefoil, green onion, green shiso leaf and Japanese cucumber from my garden.



2019/06/01 Uvas Cannyon Hike

I hiked Uvas Cannyon again. I hiked Waterfall Loop to Black Rock Falls, to Knobcone Point Rest Site.

Then hiked to Upper Falls to Contour trail, to Alec Canyon trail to Triple Falls, Alec Canyon trail to Lower Falls trail. I hiked total 7 miles.

2019/05/25~05/27 Hike Weekend

I rode bike & hiked Point Lobos state park on 5/25. It was nice cool weather little sprinkle. I saw bunny.

I hiked Uvas Canyon Park on 5/26, I hiked up to Nibbs Nobs trail to the top and hiked Waterfall Loop trail steep up to Knobcone Point and half of Contour trail. My legs are hurting but waterfalls are spectacular and trails are nice and shady.

I short hiked Sanborn on 5/27 since my legs are still tight. I hiked San Andrea trail & Peterson trail.

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