When was the last time you felt really hungry? To maintain and improve your health, "what you eat" is apparently an important question. But equally important is "how you eat". Learn a health tip from the world healthiest population.
I had my very first pop up dinner event in New York on 5/20th, and had such a wonderful time with 20 guests. Nothing makes me happier than seeing people having a good time smiling, with the foods that I prepared.
How about throwing a cooking party for your best friend's BD? Last weekend, a group of young people organized a vegan-gluten free cooking class for their friend's special day, and toasted with Champagne!
Back to Honolulu, HI, Jin had a unique event at Cookspace, "Lunch with Jin Hirata". His vegan course menu, followed by his lecture on "3 Secrets for How to Create Healthier & More Balanced Meal" and free discussion.
Is green juice really enough to cleanse your body? While constantly "abusing" the liver, 10-day detox program in Spring might not help "fatty liver", a condition 1/3 Americans are considered to have. We made some "liver nourishing" dishes in March cooking class.
Cooking for busy-lazy New Yorkers, "Stock Dishes from Japan", was successful w/ 9 participants. We made colorful (revolutionary) potato salad, sauteed gobo-turnip-bean w/garlic soy sauce, quick steamed ginger bok choy and cinnamon banana, all within 1 hour!
Probiotics, or foods (supplements) with good bacteria such as lactobacillus will continue to be a big trend in 2016. While natural yogurt, kombucha, supplements might be rich in probiotics, taking them is not enough to create healthy gut flora. Here's why.
What if depression is an intestinal disorder? Researchers are now coming to consensus that most of the health conditions, both physical & mental, can be caused or at least related to our gut condition. And your diet plays a dominant role to create it. We had such a wonderful evening at Jin's workshop series in Harlem on 12/2!
I had a great opportunity to share such wonderful time with people in Hawaii. After introducing the concept of Human Food Diet, I showed some simple recipes using local ingredients from the nearby farmer's market. Instant miso soup & Ffried tempeh in sour soy marinating sauce (namban zuke) were a good hit!
I had 3 workshops in Japan this September, happened to be in 3 biggest port cities (Fukuoka, Yokohama & Kobe). The theme of my lecture was "The healing power of traditional Japanese foods", followed by "fun part" with all the participants.
As the temperature and humidity climb up, we are tempted to find relief in ice cold food & drink. Though this may be our natural instinct (yin & yang!), too much of these could result in some unwanted consequences. This world-renowned competitive eater will tell us why.