Learnings from making lunches

This past winter, I made an effort to make and bring lunches to work because I was tracking my macros and wanted to eat healthier and eat less restaurant food, which I was often opting for lunch and dinner (and occasionally store-bought breakfast). Living in Tokyo with almost unavoidable convenience to dine out in high quality at…

Homecooked Korean-Mexican adzuki salad

This was exactly what I needed the other day, something spicy, colorful, and rich in nutrients. It was super easy to make (again) with whatever that was in the fridge (yet again). I had loads of frozen adzuki beans because I had been cooking a lot of it, so I needed a way to use it…

White Asparagus Mimosa

White asparagus has a super short season, and it is spring’s gem vegetable in my opinion. Asparagus goes so well with oil, and I like to have it with simple salt, pepper, and olive oil. Otherwise, it is also good with butter. This dish is one I learned from my cooking class. Its mimosa is…

Rose Bakery, Tokyo

I found Rose Bakery and went to this place again the next weekend at a different location to devour their quiche. The atmosphere of this bakery with baked goods that looked like they were from the States lined up in their window made me oh so happy that I wanted to introduce this place to…

Amalia’s breakfast: fresh fruit juice and superfood omelet

This is the last of Amalia’s fiesta series, at least for now… Hopefully more to come in the future…! As I’ve mentioned in many posts, Amalia cooked with the freshest ingredients picked up from the farmers market and local supermarkets. Her cooking involved lots of superfood, which I think contributed greatly to my overall health…

Introduction to Amalia’s cooking, hogao

I am back here on Plates of Art and am typing this post. One of the reasons I wanted to get back here and write is because I met an extraordinary chef who intrigued me back to my interest of cooking and health.This chef, her name is Amalia, whom I met at my travel destination of Brazil,…

Salade de Galette at Mothers Cafe de Galette

Wheat free diet for me works and does not work in the way of avoiding wheat products. It is difficult at times to avoid wheat just because so many food items have wheat in it. But occasionally comes a checkpoint in which I know I want to continue what I started. The other day, I…

Good Honest Grub, Tokyo

If you’re looking for healthy, organic, American/Western food, go to Good Honest Grub. Miya introduced this place to Jessi and me, and we went for brunch at this cafe that looks like it is in a residential house. Though, the cafe was a tiny little bit hard to find, I loved its atmosphere with dark…

Galette from Cafe Creperie Le Bretagne, Tokyo

One Sunday brunch, Miya, Satoshi, and I met up at a cute little wooden cafe of Le Bretagne in the back streets of Omotesando. It was a perfect Sunday to meet up for an occasion to catch up with our lives over galettes! This place has so many items on its menu… and having parts…

Eggs Benedict

How can you say “no” to eggs benedict on a breakfast menu? I remember as a kid, I actually did not like them, but I will confess that I love them now! Eggs benedict was something my dad ordered for breakfast during our travels (well, actually he orders waffles, french toast, soft sunny side up,…