Healthy Soshoku, Simple Japanese Recipes
by Local Author Motoko Yagi
Meet the author and booksigning@Pilgrim’s Way
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Special Note : Sample one of Motoko’s recipes that is not only delicious but nutritious too!
Motoko Yagi learned that the healthy homemade diet is the basic for the healthy life from her mother in the course of nature when she grew up with her mother’s healthy homemade diet and her mother’s house grown organic vegetables in Tokyo, Japan. When she married and moved to Okayama prefecture, she started making miso/fermented soybean paste and started growing organic vegetables. It was fascinating to her that such simple ingredients like soy beans; salt, fermented rice could be transformed into such a tasty Japanese seasoning/miso. Since then, she has enjoyed cooking all kinds of Japanese/Asian cuisine, raised 2 boys with her healthy homemade diet, and has decided to dedicate her life to this passion. When she moved to the United States in 1995, as a result of changing her dietary habit and lifestyle, she gained 30 pounds easily in a few years. It was so shocked that she decided to return to the basic, healthy “soshoku” diet and healthy lifestyle since then.
She instructed Macy’s cooking classes and instructs cooking class at Healthy Kitchen. She grows organic vegetables and enjoys harvesting, cooking fresh organic vegetables. She received BAs, Home Economics/Nutritional Science from Japan Women’s University, and Science & Literature from Tokyo Women’s Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager. Readers can visit her official website at http://www.healthysoshoku.com.