Are you interested in authentic healthy Japanese home cooking recipes? You are in the perfect place!
In my Japanese food blog, I share healthy, tasty, and easy family-friendly recipes that I cook for my family every day. CHECK MY RECIPES.
My Simple Gohan
"Gohan" means meal in Japanese. My simple meal is what I care about and my approach to everyday cooking. Here is my cooking style.
- Easy to understand steps and fewer steps
- Season simply with genuine seasoning
- Eat local and seasonal groceries (if it's possible) that are safe and taste fresh
- Try not to use too many food additives, eat naturally.
- No meat, and eat moderately for daily products
- Sometimes healing 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) to my guests.
Thanks for stopping by my Chef JA Cooks My Simple Gohan page!
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 important for staying healthy and being active so I tried various diets such as vegan, vegetarian, raw food, detox, and macrobiotic. 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 about 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 class is 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 if I could support people who are busy with childcare and work, 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 expert in Food Hygiene.
I have 8 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.)
Although it is irregular, I update YouTube videos so if you are interested, please subscribe to my YouTube channel!
If you have any requests for recipes, please send them to me using 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 expression that is hard to understand, please let me know. I will fix it right away and make sure it's easy to understand!