My husband and I often get asked about our eating habits – just what does an international married couple consume?
The truth is that we eat a varied diet that includes recipes from all over the world: including Japan, America, Korea, China, Mexico, and elsewhere. I enjoy making American potato or macaroni salad and burritos.. while other times, we might make gyoza, soba noodles, or stir fry. Masashi will eat pretty much anything, but we both like to eat healthy, without wasting too much energy on cooking and meal prep.
Since we are a multi-generational household, food (and shopping) is something that we communicate about as a team. When it comes to cooking and cleaning up afterwards, we all pitch in, take turns, and make meals a family event. It takes much less time that way, and it’s also a lot more fun.
The following is one of our favorite recipes: Bok Choy Stir Fry (bok choy is chingensai in Japanese, but most English speakers know the vegetable by its Chinese name). The recipe is quick to put together, healthy, and just too good not to share! We already ate it twice this week (it disappeared so quickly, that I forgot to take a photo.. we’ll try to get one to add to this post next time! This recipe is perfect for a day that you don’t have a lot of time or energy to spend in the kitchen. Continue reading