January, 2013

Jan 13

Changing my mind…


I was busy doing my sushi lessons today I forgot to get some pork mince…

This is my lunch…

Can you believe its just 550kcal ?

I can have some desserts too… later.


Jan 13

Japanese sweets and paper work

Its 3:45am and I am finishing my paper work with Japanese sweets and the best Japanese plum liquor ‘ Hoshiko’.

The Japanese sweets are ‘ Gluten, daily and nut free. Yummy.

Jan 13

A healthy bento box

Hi, Maki here!

I had some soba left from yesterday, I decided to make a bento box for my dinner.

First I made japanese omelette called ‘ dashi yaki tamago.

And roasted eel with brown rice.



healthy bento box

Many people think that japanese omelette is very hard to make but it’s actually very easy to make at home.  You can also prepare few at once and freeze them. It’s ideal for bento box and you just need to place it in the bento in the morning. It will be defrosted and ready to eat by lunch. I will show you how to make it later but ingredients are here for you.

This is my mother recipe:

  • 8 eggs
  • 16oml bonito stocks
  • 3g sea salt
  • 15g sugar
  • 4 table spoons of Mirin
  • 2 table spoons of Sake

I have some soup for soba left so I will make a nice vegetable soup with it tomorrow morning.






Jan 13

Happy New Year!

Soba noodles

Hi everyone!

Happy new year or “akemashite omedetou gozaimasu”, as we would say in Japan!

We japanese, have a habit of eating soba ( Buckwheat noodles) in the evening of the 31st of Dec just before 12 am.

I have been abroad since I was 16 years old but I always had Soba noodles at the end of the year even when I was in Mexico.

Tradition of eating soba started in 1800, and has a few meanings which my grandmother taught me;

  • Soba noodles are easy to cut in your mouth so think of something bad happened during this year and cut and chew soba to get rid of them and start a brand new year.
  • Soba is a kind of  healthy noodles, so think of having a healthy life in the new year.


I remember my grandmother cooked Soba for me and all my cousins ( 13 cousins in total!) every year and I always helped her to cook and serve so I could have it first.

Soba is a very light, healthy dish as well as very filling, and which has only 350 kcal per person.

I was hoping to have a healthy, positive year in 2013 when I was eating last night and also remembered of my grandmother who kept the tradition habit every year.




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