My 9 month little guy's meal 息子のごはん


Today, my son's supper was...

Organic white rice with quinoa powder
Moss St. market soup (Komatsuna, carrot, radish, onion and celery)
Hijiki seaweed iron soup (Hijiki seaweed, tofu and carrot)
Organic decaf  bancha

He ate all of it!

I have never seen my son dislike any food yet.  He always loves to eat my crazy, too healthy food.  It makes me so happy!

From the moment he was born, I have been putting on a cooking show for him everyday.  When he was just a few weeks old, I put him in the stroller with me in the kitchen.  He loves to watch me cook.  I don't know why, but I am pretty sure he is a foodie. 

I want to show him how important food is in one's life and how much eating makes you happy. 

   

Celery kinpira セロリのきんぴら

 
Delicious burdock + carrot warm salad seasoned  with Japanese mirin,sesame + soy dressing
This time, I added some celery to this plate. Incredible combination of Japanese traditional flavors. Nice crunch ,beautiful taste. Wondering why I didn't try putting celery in it before.

Continuing to make a bunch of salve for my little guy 


Homemade salve for my little guy てづくり軟膏


Lately, my little son has had a rash which has been lasted for almost a month and its getting itchy. I asked my friend about it and she recommend one local organic Chinese medicine store to get a natural salve. My sister in Japan was making natural salve so I tried to make them too.

A homemade salve can have great healing powers. Salves are used to treat itchy skin, dry skin, boils, infections and even aches and pains depending on the herbs used.
This time I made a chickweed salve for my little son's rash.
I am trying to make some different types of salves now. Love it.


Spring fuki and dried shiitake mashroom 春のふき

 
 
I got Fuki at the local farmers market,
Fuki is  Petasites japonicas also knows as bog rhubarb or giant butterbur.
I cooled them with my parents organic dried shiitake mushroom and Fuki stick with my mom's
organic handmade miso and vinegar dip called Sumiso.
When this vegetable is available, everyone knows that spring is near. It is delicious and succulent -
 a rare treat.