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People live longer in Blue Zones like Okinawa, Japan

Ever wondered what it takes to live longer? Certain populations around the world dedicate their lifestyles to doing just that. Known as “Blue Zones,” these communities have some of the healthiest people who live the longest. They focus on values that reinforce healthy behaviors, like taking time to de-stress and spending time with their families. These Blue Zones are found…

This delicious dish comes together in 20 minutes flat, making it the perfect meal for busy weeknights or quick weekend entertaining. Traditional fresh Japanese udon noodles, available in the refrigerator section of many supermarkets, make this dish authentic and super quick- you don’t even need to cook them! Tamari, a delicious gluten free substitute for soy sauce, and sesame oil,…

Miso Soup Jars

These miso veggie soup jars are an easy and healthy way to eat conveniently throughout the week, and make a great option to take to work. Packed with vibrant vegetables, fiber, and sustainable energy, these soup jars also provide beneficial probiotics from miso, a powerful fermented food that’s a mainstay in Japanese cuisine. Kelp noodles are a lighter alternative to…

Cauliflower faux rice sushi

This recipe is vegan friendly and gluten free. Making sushi rolls at home is easier than you think, and making them with this cauliflower faux-rice saves you both time and empty calories. Customize these with whatever fillings you like- feel free to get creative! This recipe lends itself to improvisation, ideal for using up the stray veggies hanging around your…

Tulip Garden

To many, a plot of land is more than an area of dirt and grass—it’s a blank canvas that holds endless opportunities for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes. But in addition to being something aesthetically pleasing, gardens also can be important extensions of a country’s culture; styles, designs, and elements used are often unique to each, and there’s a lot…

Tokyo Yokohama Waterfront

If you love bento boxes, fresh sashimi, sumo wrestling and karaoke, it’s time to head to Tokyo, Japan to experience these sensations in the land where they originated. Beyond the busy streets and the ever-glowing neon ads lies a beautiful metropolis where history merges with modern culture. From gorgeous cherry blossoms in the springtime to the awe-inspiring Buddhist shrines to…

Quinoa Sushi with Sweet Potato and Avocado

Sushi is one of the most celebrated dishes in Japanese cuisine, both in Japan and around the world. Originally a pure and healthy food comprised of rice, nori, and unadulterated fish, many restaurants have taken sushi down an unhealthy path, complete with deep fried ingredients, heavy mayo based sauces, and an excess of unnecessary ingredients. This revamped version of the…

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