Health and Beauty – secrets of japanese cuisine

“Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat” – discover the delicious ways to preserve youth, good figure and health through the book of Naomi Moriyama.

If you care of yourself, you are interested in eating healthy and like Asian cuisine, you hit upon the perfect book. “Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat” it’s a nice light guide on the Japanese lifestyle shown from the backstage. It is worth reading for its interesting traditional recipes, but also in order to discover the phenomenon, why the Japanese are among the healthiest and longest living people in the world. In the book you will find a lot of interesting tips for taking first steps in the Japanese kitchen. You’ll find that it is not so complicated and mysterious as it might seem. It is based on 7 main ingredients known around the world: fish, vegetables, rice, soy, noodles, tea and fruits. This light cuisine with a mild flavor, bases on fresh products and on love for eating in the company of loved ones.

As I mentioned, in the book you will find many interesting Japanese recipes. One of them I have already tried out. It is a very easy recipe, unique in its simplicity and taste. It’s the simple dish the author recalls with a great fondness. In childhood, it was a common element of her school breakfast. Very unusual compared to our Polish sandwich :) I urge you strongly to give it a try :)

Carrot tofu with sesame seeds

Ingredients:
180g natural tofu cut into strips
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of sake
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil or rice oil
6 cups carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil

Preparation:

  1. Combine vinegar, sugar, sake, soy sauce and salt in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over high heat. Add carrots and tofu. Fry them for about three minutes, until carrots are tender, but still firm. Reduce the heat and add the mix with soy sauce. Boil carrots and tofu for the next two minutes until slightly softened. Extinguish the fire, mix dish with sesame oil, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Serve hot with rice or cold with toasted whole meal bread.

If you feel like having a light, healthy and simple dish, I recommend you this recipe. You can take it in a box to work or university, you will get energy for another hour.

I recommend the book to all those who want to make changes to their daily menu, at the same time taking care of health and beauty. Japanese cuisine is considered the healthiest in the world and is excellent. I am happy to prepare another dish from this book;)

xoxo Marta

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