Are you interested in authentic, healthy Japanese home cooking recipes? You are in the perfect place!
I share healthy, tasty, easy, family-friendly recipes that I cook for my family every day in my Japanese food blog. CHECK MY RECIPES.
My simple gohan
"Gohan" means a meal in Japanese. My simple meal is what I care about and my approach to everyday cooking.
Here is my cooking style:
- Easy to follow with simple steps
- Season simply with genuine seasoning
- Eat local and seasonal groceries (if it's possible) that are safe and taste fresh
- Avoid using food additives, and eat naturally
- No meat, and eat dairy products in moderation
- Sometimes comfort foods are necessary (like sweets! I have a sweet tooth)
I'm not a vegan, but I do not eat meat and like a plant-based diet, so you can find a lot of vegan/vegetarian recipes in my blog.
Juri | Chef JA
Hi, it's JURI (aka Chef JA)! I'm originally from Hokkaido, Japan, and now living in Kanagawa and busy raising a little boy and a girl.
In a nutshell about me:
- I love coffee and sweets.
- I love Flamenco dance (doing over 10years).
- I love kids' smiles.
- I love having downtime with wine after dinner.
- I love hosting house parties and doing "Omotenashi" (hospitality) for my guests.
Thank you for stopping by my Chef JA Cooks!
How I started my food blog
When I got married, I reviewed what I cook like a chef at home, and it wasn't bad but not so good either.
Eating well is essential for staying healthy and active, so I tried various vegan, vegetarian, raw food, detox, and macrobiotic diets. While feeling an attraction for each, I began to pay more attention to local/seasonal vegetables and fruits and not just following one particular diet.
While researching food, I started enjoying cooking so much that it became a hobby. We invited friends to our house from time to time and served them my homemade dishes. I was happy that our guests told me it was delicious.
I wanted to share that joy, so I started cooking classes at home in April 2017. My classes are on a small scale, and it is held irregularly.
I realized that there were so many things I couldn't tell just by holding a cooking class, so I started BLOGGING. Also, I would be happy to support people who are busy with childcare and work and who want to eat healthy and delicious meals at home through my simple recipes.
I'm a certified "Shokuiku" (food education) Instructor, Green Smoothie Master, and an expert in Food Hygiene.
I have eight cooking classes on SkillShare (an online learning platform). Here is the list of my cooking classes:
- Onigiri (rice ball)
- Udon Noodle
- Onigirazu (rice sandwiches)
- Hand Roll Sushi
- Amazake (sweet energy drink)
- Nabe (Japanese hot pot dish)
- Vegan Tofu Dishes
- Vegan Pound Cakes
I will continue adding more recipes on SkillShare, so if you are interested, please check Chef JA Cooks on SkillShare! (You will have to sign up for SkillShare to view my page.)
I currently post over 100 videos on the CJC YouTube channel.
About 80% of the CJC recipes have videos, so please check them if you like watching cooking videos.
All videos are short (less than 3 mins) and show the simple steps for users to understand easily.
If you like the video, please hit the like button and subscribe to my channel!!
If you have any requests for recipes, please send them to me from the CONTACT FORM.
*I'm not an English native, and my writing in English is not perfect at all, so please bear with me about my poor English. If you find any complicated expressions to understand, please let me know. I will fix it right away and make sure it's easy to understand!