||Healthy vegan snack, vegan peach cobbler, stray
cats, and so on.
||Vegan pizza and brownie as well as experiences
at several vegan restaurants.
||New soymilk product and vegan ramen noodle, and
||Stories about the meeting with Japan Vegetarian
Society chairpersons, vegan wedding meal, and experiences in
Kyoto and Vietnam.
||Attended Japan Vegetarian Society's meeting,
delicious vegetarian food in YOKOHAMA China town, wasting time
and money on staling foods, and trip to Penang.
||Experimenting some vegan breakfast recipes, receiving
an e-mal from the reader, pondering bug's life, and so on
|| Tried a macrobiotic restaurant in Tokyo, and
the trip to Laos.
||Struggling to get a vegan flihgt meals at Malaysian
|| Having vegan wedding plates again, business
trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, and busy days.
|| Nayonnaise discovery and some food disasters.
||Life is going on.
|| Attended a meeting on refugee issues in Japan
held by Amnesty International Japan
||Fresh soy milk and fasionable fake leather sneakers,
||A conversation with my husband over a TV show
and "Meatarians vs. vegetarians."
||A trip to the U.S. for research. Had an opportunity
to attend a fantastic vegan wedding of my friend's.
||A thought on eating whale meat.
| April 10, 2002
|My husband and I are watching a morning TV show
in the futon. It was about, say, "This marvelous black pork!"
They reported how the farms raised black pigs to produce delicious
meat. With organic feed and fresh air in the mountains, the
pigs were happily running all over the farm. And when they turn
to be one-year-old, they are sent to a slaughter house. I couldn't
believe how the reporter dare eat pork dishes just after seeing
those happy pigs. But my husband said, "You can say so, but
it's delicious. It can't be helped." Please give me any good
advice what to say to those kind of people!
|April 19, 2002
|Meatarians vs Vegetarians. That's what I've experienced
this week. Two nights ago, I saw a TV document reporting the
growing number of undernourished elderly people in Japan. Eating
too little (one old lady, for example, had only a bowl of rice
with some salty foods such as cooked/tasted kombu seaweed and
a piece of dried fish a day), they are having trouble with keeping
their health. Nutritionists are trying to have them take more
meat because of a serious lack of protein among those elderly
people. The anchorwoman questioned which type of protein, animal-based
or plant-based, should be recommended, and the guest nutritionist/researcher
clearly responded, "We prefer meat." She said that elderly people
usually like fish rather than meat so the key to improve the
situation should be meat. The anchorwoman again asked whether
we should be careful about cholesterol related with meat-consuming.
The answer was that only overweighed people had to concern such
things. I'm afraid many people who saw this TV program would
believe that meat is indispensable for being energetic and healthy.
Then, let's move on to the vegetarian side. Today I attended
a party to celebrate the publishing of a new vegetarian cooking
book. More than 100 people gathered and enjoyed fabulous vegan
sweets. I talked with many people who had become healthier after
quitting eating meat. I wanted to say, "See?"