Climate change explained: it’s planetary obesity

Climate change is like obesity. We are making our atmosphere obese. We are making the Earth obese. Consequences could be as serious as heart attack.

Recipe for Japanese caramel pudding “purin”: reduce sugar – drastically!

One of the characteristics of the Japanese cuisine is its obsession with texture. Especially with deserts, Japanese are almost fanatical in adding special textures, whether it’s sponginess, wobbliness, smoothness, crispiness or crunchiness. The beauty of it? You rely less on sugar, butter or cream – the “guilty” ingredients to find pleasure in what you eat. When you focus on the texture, you rely less on the quantity of sweet/fatty ingredients. It’s much healthier and more blissful.

Is sushi really healthy? Tips to make it healthy and sustainable

Is sushi really healthy? May be not, if prepared carelessly. Get some tips to make it sensible and sustainable.

The Zen of Minimalism: How Minimal Design is a Catalyst for Happiness

We tend to think of minimalism as an art movement and a minimalist lifestyle as two separate things, but they share a common philosophy. It has to do with how we leverage our inner ability and potential. Connect the dots among De Stijl, Zen rock garden and “decluttering.”

MUJI Oak Bench: Minimalist, agile and versatile

MUJI’s simple, minimalist Oak Bench is a “tote” bench. It’s agile, mobile and will add lively and flexible flow, movements and accents to your room.

Debunking the myths of Japanese food: is it really healthy and natural?

Japanese food can be unhealthy and non-natural. Debunk common myths about Japanese food by remembering “less is more” philosophy.

Japanese cheesecake: wobbliest, lightest and most delicious?

There are two types of cheesecakes that are popular in Japan: traditional New York style, and “souffle” type cheesecake. Unlike very “cheesy” New York style cheesecake, souffle is light and spongy because it uses beaten egg whites.