Japanese Mixed Rice – Takikomi Gohan

The Japanese have a variety of mixed rice recipes. Some are called maze gohan and some are called takikomi gohan.  So, I asked my teacher, “what’s the difference?”  Maze gohan is when the rice is already cooked and you add ingredients to it, while takikomi gohan is when the ingredients are cooked with the rice …

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The Asian Green Vegetable to Help Your Eyesight

Last week during qi gong class, Dr. Wang, an acupuncturist and herbalist, gave a discussion on eyes. Over the last five years or so, there has been a noticeable deterioration of my eyesight. This is probably due to age, as well as the more frequent use of staring at a monitor.  Our lifestyles today have …

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