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Ginger Mushroom Stir Fry with Mashed Potatoes

tiny ginger mushroom stir fry with mashed potatoes

Stir fries are such an easy, healthy weeknight dinner option and this recipe for ginger mushroom stir fry with mashed potatoes has a delicious secret! Not only does ginger feature in this recipe, giving it a distinctly asiatic flavor with a deliciously fresh aroma, but it is sweetened naturally and healthily with carob syrup! This recipe for […]

Organic Rice in Japan Combines History, Health & Quality

organic rice in Japan

If you were asked to name a food synonymous with Japan, rice would most likely be your answer.  Rice is deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of Japan.  It is the world’s most important food crop ahead of wheat, corn and bananas.  Rice is a major staple for many countries all over the world.  But have you […]

I Tried Cleansing Oil in Japan and Here’s What Happened!

Cleansing oil in Japan Yuko

Before I tried cleansing oil in Japan I always thought it would make my skin break out and look greasier. Cleaning my face with oil just seems counterproductive! What would happen? Do I wash it down the drain? Does it leave a greasy film? Will it clean my face properly? Cleansing oil in Japan is […]

Using Anti-allergenic Sunscreen in Japan

Finding a trusted, anti-allergenic sunscreen in Japan is so important during the hot, humid summers. Coming from an Aussie, you can trust that I take my sun protection seriously! However, sunscreen in Japan is very different to sunscreen from overseas. Compared to sunscreen from abroad, Japanese sunscreens come in very small bottles and the consistency is very […]

How To Buy Healthy Groceries in Japan

how to buy healthy groceries in Japan

Navigating how to buy healthy groceries in Japan is a major concern as an expat in Japan. Have you ever given much thought to what additives are in your food? Currently in Japan, there are four hundred and forty nine additives allowed in food regulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 449!  To […]

Purelady Face Powder in Japan

Purelady face powder

Purelady face powder is high quality translucent finishing powder that is free from additives. Translucent face powder is a must have for every make-up bag. This loose, colorless powder is light and airy. It can be used as a make-up base, setting powder and a finishing powder so your make up will stay in place all day. Purelady […]

Looking For Pure, Organic Juice Without Added Sugar?

pure organic juice without added sugar

My favorite pure, organic juice without added sugar rivals the first bite into a luscious piece of fruit.  When I taste fresh fruit in season, the image of the fruit hanging off the tree always comes with it.  That refreshing flavor is hard to come by unless you pick fruit straight from the orchard, until […]

The HealthyTOKYO Debut Live on NHK Asaichi

The HealthyTOKYO Debut Live on NHK Asaichi 1

Did you catch the HealthyTOKYO debut live on NHK Asaichi? It seems that we’re not the only ones obsessed with matcha because the popular morning show invited Mike and Norma to talk about how this superfood is taking the world by storm and to showcase two original, healthy matcha recipes. Japan’s number one morning talk […]

Buy HealthyTOKYO Organic Matcha & Muffins at Marugo Deli!

Buy HealthyTOKYO Organic Matcha & Muffins at Marugo Deli 2

Japan’s favorite green superfood is making waves and now you can buy HealthyTOKYO Organic Matcha & muffins at Marugo Deli in Ebisu! Not only can you buy Organic Matcha No. 1 Ceremony at Marugo Deli, but they have now unveiled an exclusive new menu item! Allow me to introduce, Matcha and Hemp Seed Muffins. These muffins are vegan, gluten-free […]