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Eating Clean In 2019

Let’s face it, losing weight and getting healthier are amongst two of the most popular new year’s resolutions people make at this time of the year. And, after several weeks of over indulging on rich festive foods, your body is probably crying out for a detox. Clean eating has been a buzzword in the world…

Miso Mania

Not so long ago, miso was a type of soup that you had at Japanese restaurants or eateries like Yo Sushi. Nowadays, it’s umami-rich qualities have made it a favourite with everyone from chocolatiers to Marks & Spencer, not least because it’s bursting with healthy benefits. But what exactly is miso and why is it…

What Is Gluten & Is It Good For You

Gluten-free is a new buzzword these days. Once upon a time it was only people with coeliac disease that were told to avoid it. (Coeliacs suffer from inflammation of the small intestine caused by an adverse reaction to gluten resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients). However, many health experts and nutrionists suggest it’s not…

Organic is here to stay – here’s why

No longer a food trend, organic has become an everyday choice for many people. It’s also now more widely available than ever before, from budget supermarkets to independent shops and online retailers to box schemes. But what are the benefits of eating organic food? Organic choices often mean a higher cost, but there are ways…

Bring on Ching

Yutaka introduced its wonderful range of edamame & soybean noodles last year inspired by TV chef Ching-he Huang. We thought you might like to know a little more about the lady behind the name. Ching is an International Emmy nominated TV chef & cookery author who has become an ambassador of Chinese cooking around the…

Why Japanese Live Longer

Here at Yutaka, we recently looked at food trends for 2018 that draw on Asian culture (see Asian Trend 2018). It was noticeable that many of these were also healthy. In fact, a report by the British Medical Journal published in 2016, cited diet as the major factor in the longevity of the Japanese population.…

Going Nuts Over Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s most individual and popular spices, which has been popularised in the UK within all sorts of food and drink, from ginger beer to gingerbread men (it was Queen Elizabeth 1 who ‘invented’ gingerbread men as she used to have ginger biscuits made and decorated in the likeness of her…

An Entirely Edible Mother’s Day Sushi Bouquet

Here’s a lovely idea from Japanese food specialist www.yutaka.co for kids to make for their mums this Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful bouquet that’s entirely edible because it’s made from sushi cones – or temaki, to give them their official Japanese name. You can choose to fill them with whatever you fancy – avocado, wasabi,…

Eating Clean In 2017

Let’s face it, losing weight and getting healthier are amongst two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make this time of the year. And, after several weeks of overindulging on rich festive foods, your body is probably crying out for a detox. Clean eating has been a buzzword in the world of nutrition…