Food

Homemade Vegetarian Dashi!

Dashi is a basic, fundamental, ubiquitous stock used in Japanese cooking. Traditionally, it’s made with bonito (fermented fish) and kombu, a sea kelp. But as a vegetarian, I use sea kelp and dried mushroom which packs both nutritional power and umami flavor. You can also just use dried mushroom or just kelp. A small piece …

Food

Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce!

This is an incredibly easy, healthy, cheap, fast, delicious, and satisfying meal that I have at least a few times a week. It has only a few ingredients and it hits the spot every time!   Soba Noodles Soba is Japanese for buckwheat, which is a highly nutritious seed that is made into thin noodles. …

Food

Benefits of Meatless Mondays!

As a cancer and depression survivor, I take my healthy very seriously. And one of the things I do to protect my health is I don’t eat meat. Meat has long been associated with all kinds of health problems from heart disease, diabetes, cancer (especially colon cancer), obesity, impotence, dementia, and so much more. It …

Education

Face & Conquer Your Fears This Halloween!

  Halloween is a good time to take a look at your fears, which may be blocking your path to health, happiness, success, love, and friendship. First of all, everybody has fears and it’s absolutely normal, but if it’s disrupting your daily functioning or preventing you from living your life to the fullest, it’s time …

Health

5 Morning Habits of Successful Weight Loss!

5 Morning Habits of Successful Weight Loss.   Consistent research shows that certain habits in the morning, as well as “morning people” have high success rate when it comes to weight loss and maintaining a good healthy weight. So, if you’re looking to shed some pounds or to improve your health in general, consider these …

Animals

Happy Animal World Day!

Animal World Day is Here! (October 4th. Animals  play such a major role in our survival on a daily basis in so many ways. We could not be without them. From achieving healthy Eco system to experiencing unconditional love from our pets, and beyond, we depend on them for our existence and our sanity. Can’t …

Health Nature

Happy October!

It is 90’s degrees outside, but in my heart and soul, it is a cool autumn day.   Start to enjoy the little gifts that fall brings, such as all things pumpkin. Make pumpkin foods and/or go visit a pumpkin patch near you. Enjoy the leaves turning color (somewhere), hot chocolate (white chocolate is good …

Food Health

Mindful Eating!

How your eat your food is just as important as what you eat. Keep these methods in mind and practice mindful eating and you’ll get more nutrition out of your food, avoid inflammation, gas, and indigestion, and eat less.   Make sure you chew your food completely before you swallow. A Buddhist monk once told …

Food

Healthy Eating 101

Healthy Eating 101   What is Healthy Eating?   It can be very confusing to figure out what is healthy eating and how to do it right these days. So, come and learn the basics of real healthy and delicious eating, and how food can be a powerful source for preventing, fighting, and healing medical …