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What is Alkaline Food? Alkaline food and drinks sound poison to you? The other day I spotted a case of alkaline water bottles at Costco. My husband said “Who wants to drink alkaline added water?” Many people think of batteries when it comes to alkaline, but it is totally different! Actually alkaline food is very good for you. There are…

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How Much Is Enough Vegetables? Do you feel like you are eating enough vegetables? Japanese ministry of health, labor and welfare recommends 350g of vegetables every day. Traditional salad comes with lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. It has only 100 g of vegetables. But it comes with extras stuff. Bacon bits, croutons, heavy salad dressing and anything your wish for. Leafy…

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Someone Cut Vegetables For You Do you like to cut vegetables? Cutting vegetables is one of the main processes to prepare meals. Actually it takes a lot of your time to cut vegetables. For busy people like you, it is much easier to buy a bag of vegetables instead of bulk vegetables. There are so many different kinds of vegetable…

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What Are Vegetables That Cool Your Body? Vegetables that cool your body are great to be eaten during hot summer months. Do you know any vegetables that cool your body? First of all, think about vegetables that can be grown and harvested in your backyard during summer. Tomatoes and cucumbers are the vegetables that cool your body. Another way to…

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Cool Cooking Method will save you during hot summer days. It means that it requires less cooking heat and cooking time. One of the common cool cooking methods is to prepare raw vegetable dish like salad and coleslaw. Use summer produce, such as cucumbers and tomatoes that are harvested in peak. Making a side dish by using fresh cut fruits…

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Coconut products such as coconut oil and coconut water are popular in the U.S..  Of course, any products that are popular in the U.S. will make it to Japan. I found my first coconut oil at my mom’s local store in Japan. I don’t like any coconut drinks or sweets. My mind goes good luck selling them in Japan. Next to…

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Tsukune is like a Japanese version of meatballs. Tsukune means kneading and rounding. Ground meat such as chicken, pork or fish is used to make a meatball. Kids like Tsukune, and it is popular for their bento (lunch box). It normally is coated with sweet sauce. Adults like it, and Tsukune is a part of a Yakitori menu. It is…

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The answer was Chicken Breast! My mom and I watched TV, of course about health. In order to lose weight, we need to eat more good protein. The TV host asked some questions to the TV guests including actors and actresses. “Which meat has the best quality of protein? A. Beef, B. Pork, C. Chicken Breast.” They answered beef or…

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Have you heard about Taco Rice? I spent one of the biggest Japanese holidays in Japan, called Golden Week. This is a 3 consecutive day holiday, Constitution Day (May 3rd), Green Day (May 4th), and Children’s Day (May 5th). On Children’s Day, Japanese people eat special dishes to wish for their children’s good health such as red snapper, sticky rice…

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