In April, organic Brussels sprouts are sold at a supermarket and David & I really love to eat them.
In spring season, many kinds of organic spring vegetables are sold and they looks so delicious.
David found a bag of organic Brussels sprouts at the cheapest price before and he bought it before it is sold out.
And the Brussels sprouts can keep fresh long and I use it little by little for our meals.
I like to cook Brussels sprout simply and I steamed it in a pan.
And after they became soft, I left them outside to cook down.
I added some seasoning to eat Brussels sprouts and I made hand-made Chiniese chill oil to use organic sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy source and chill pepper.
And this Chinese chill source is very good combination for organic vegetables to eat simple way.
Of course, steamed Brussels sprouts is very delicious to eat with my hand-made Chinese chill source and David really loves it.
I am so happy that I can eat organic delicious vegetables in Seattle every day.
Especially, I really love to eat fresh & seasonal vegetables and fruits and I am so lucky to eat them at cheaper price than Japan.
In Japan, I cannot find organic Brussels sprouts and I am so thankful to eat them here in Seattle in spring season now.
I hope that you can enjoy fresh & seasonal vegetables which you like...^^
Whenever I become a period every month, I use cotton pad for my body from my age of 34.
My friend suggested me to use cotton pad for period and I didn't know how great cotton pad can influence to my body.
When I was taught about period when I was a child, only I had a choice to use a sanitary napkin as usual as normal women uses.
And after I started to use cotton napkin for my period, I could check my menstrual blood when I wash it by my hand.
Also when I use cotton pad for my period, my body became to control my menstrual blood when I pee.
My body became to change to control my menstrual blood and my cotton pad is so comfortable to use that I don't want to use sanitary napkins anymore.
If I ate something different from usual my diet, my menstrual blood changed and it was good to check it by my body's reaction.
I made my cotton pad by myself and it is made in organic cotton, so my hand-made cotton pads are so nice feeling to my body.
In Seattle, only sanitary napkins sell in a drug store and no one knows how wonderful cotton pads to use for period.
So someday, I want to expand the user of cotton pads not sanitary napkins, because cotton pads is much better for all women body, for sure...^^
Until last year, COSTCO sells normal mushroom but in this year, it started to sell organic mushroom fortunately.
And David & I love to eat organic mushroom so we bought it for meals.
David like to eat organic mushroom as raw in a salad but sometimes I use it for cooking and he loves it, too.
And sometimes I made organic mushroom dry out under the sunshine to make it increase more nutrition.
After dried mushroom can increase nutrition more than raw but it became smaller than before dried.
In Japan, dried mushroom and vegetables are popular to make them increase more nutrition to keep it longer.
So I made dried mushroom last week and sometimes I use it for cooking.
I like to eat raw organic mushroom but dried one can add chewy texture to my cooking and David loved it, too.
Anyway, I am happy to eat organic mushroom in Seattle and now we can get it cheaper than before in COSTCO.
These days, it is not good weather with clouds and rain so it is not best timing to make dried mushroom.
So I am waiting for sunny weather to make dried mushroom and vegetables again...^^
Last week, we got an organic coconut milk on sale.
So I wanted to use for my cooking to make Thai curry with the coconut milk.
The taste of coconut milk reminds me Thai curry and David misses the taste of Thai foods.
And today is David' Friday (the day before his holiday), so I made coconut curry for his dinner.
I chopped organic onion, celery, carrot and tomato and I added chopped garlic and ginger to bake all of these vegetables.
And I put on organic curry powder, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon powder
and black pepper as seasoning my curry at first.
I used organic white miso (fermented beans paste) and red miso to add salty & mild taste to my curry and baked all of them for a while.
And I put on organic mushrooms after all vegetables became soft and keep baked them a little more.
Finally I opened the can of organic coconut milk but it was separated water and milk inside.
So I mixed inside of the can to mix the coconut milk well and I added it into my curry mixture.
The smell of curry became Thai taste and it was so nice flavor.
I don't want to use too much coconut milk because the fat of coconut milk is so much amount inside.
Anyway the looks of my Thai curry became nice looking and I want David to enjoy it later after his working.
I cooked another side menu of his dinner with organic vegetables and they became nice curry plate for him finally.
I hope that he will love the taste of Thai curry with smile...^^
Laughing has so much power to make our body & mind cheerful and lift up naturally.
And also only laughing time half an hour every single day can heal serious disease which all doctors gave up to cure in a history.
Scientist shows the result about the influence of laughing can our body's immune system can make strong by scientific experiments already.
So I want to laugh every single day as much as possible for our body & mind to keep healthy condition.
In this morning, David did normal things for him but it was so fun for us that we could laugh very hard together.
His routine made him doing his usual things but he forgot something to do and it was not only 1 time today but 3 times happened.
So we laughed so hard about his unconscious behavior that we laughed so much until our stomach felt pain because too much laughing.
But after laughing so much together, we could feel so much cheerful energy inside to start new day today.
And we realized how precious we need to laugh every day like today from now on.
Sometimes we tend to forget laughing but we can find the point to laugh anyhow.
Every day looks very similar with other days but no one is not exactly as same as the others days at all.
Because everything is changing around this world every single moment and I need to be careful the difference.
It is easy to spend today as usual as other days are but I want to cherish this new day as a brand new day with fresh feeling.
Also laughing together to start new day is so wonderful for us that we found our positive energy inside together after we could laughed in this morning.
How about you today??
Did you laugh today with smile & cheerful energy?
I hope that you can laugh today as much as possible for your body & mind naturally.^^
Last week, I read my favorite book again to remind important message of the book.
The book is written about how to live as a physical level, emotional level and spiritual level to make our life be better.
The book told me how to live as a spiritual level to make our soul learn & polish in this life.
I am completely agree with this book's theory about way of living and some part of this book can make me realize how to handle my situation of life with unconditional love as well as possible.
Love needs to use for the direction for truth and heart not to from the brain's thinking.
And love is not to control & change someone for the direction which I want.
Also love needs to accept all situation even it is not comfortable for me and it is not exactly same of my thinking, I believe.
Sometimes I tend to think by myself and it will not good for me, so I try to read this precious book to remember my precious method to live simply & comfortably.
After I read this book, I could learn a lot how to love unconditionally with deep & wide acceptance again.
To make my spirit grow up more & better than previous life, I might choice this life.
And to love someone is not so easy sometimes for me that I will be able to learn everything from all my happening in life from now on.
And I want to be better myself with benevolence and peace today better than yesterday.
David gives me positive thinking and tries to love me better & more than before.
And I am so thankful his love and existence that I was the depth of terrible feeling before to facilitate myself uplift with his passion.
Anyway love has great energy to circulate our energy inside each other so I want to do my best for him in return as much as possible...
How is your day??
I wish that your love is filled with yourself inside to let someone be happy!!^^
Today, David and I started our day with bad mood at the begging of day.
And we started to take a walk together on the beach side but we couldn't walk together at all.
We walked at a different pace by self and we could finish walking at our parking place which David parked his car near the beach.
Something wrong happened to us inside or our hearts but we couldn't find any solution until we came back to home after our walking.
I suggested him to write down 3 topics on a paper how to focus on each heart to recover our relationship and to fix our feeling.
David looked not good feeling at the begging of the writing still, but I prayed that this writing method would help us anyhow.
This writing method is called, "NAIKAN (in Japanese)"="Introspection" and it is based on psychological approach for each heart to find our really needs of mind.
After we finished writing, we started to share with each writing and communicate each other to understand more & better.
And suddenly, my tears came out from my both eyes and it couldn't help stopping at all.
I don't know what happened to my heart but David's message moved me inside deeply and my heart needed to cry with tears.
And I communicate with David with honesty and pure heart and we could understand each other more than before.
Our bad situation of this morning was over and it meant to happen to us to communicate each other later.
After my tears stopped enough I cried a lot, I felt clearer than before inside of my heart.
And David went to work after our deep communication and we had better feeling each other to fix our bad mood with honest communication.
To communicate each other with honesty is essential part of our marriage life.
But sometimes I became so be afraid that my words might be hurt David unconsciously, so I don't want to talk to him with noble silence.
To keep so long silence is not good for David and I will try sharing my heart more than before, because I learned a lot today.
Anyway, I want to be more better myself to learn my life with David.
Sometimes we will have a hard time but we need to communicate more than before not to misunderstand each other again...
Today I got a message for my wonderful friend who lives in Japan.
And she got married a few months ago and she is going to start to live her husband soon.
She gave me so sweet message for me always that her love & friendship gave so great energy to lift me up in this early morning when I read her message.
About 7 weeks ago, I had a hard time to overcome my feeling inside and I sent my terrible message to get her advice for my recovery.
I didn't want to disturb her happy days by my private feeling but she helped me a lot by her kind messages.
And during my recovery days of last 7 weeks, she gave me some messages again because she worried about me.
Day by day, I can feel my recovery of myself but still she worries about me and she gave me sweet message today again.
I am so thankful for her existence that her message is always generous and kind for my heart to let me feel at ease & comfortable.
I want he to enjoy her happy marriage life without worrying about me too much but I am very grateful her existence itself.
Today, I can feel nice feeling with sunshine & blue sky after rainy day and my great friend's message made me lift up more than before.
Now she enjoys her new marriage life with happy mode and I want to remind my happy memory of our marriage life when I started to live.
Also many things will happen to our life even we could got marriage but all happenings can let me learn how to overcome & handle it by love & toughness of our mind.
Sometimes life is not so easy that I really appreciate with my great friends who support my heart from the worst bottom to higher level which I need to be.
How is your life going??
I hope that you have wonderful friends around you and have a happy life with love!^^
David told me."19 of April is international GARLIC DAY today!" by news and I don't know it at all.
In Japan, on 29th of February is Garlic day because the pronunciation of the date sounds garlic in Japanese.
Anyway, I am not sure for what this"Garlic Day" decided as a common but David & I really love garlic.
Garlic has so much power to detox our body and to energize our whole body so we eat some petals of garlic every day.
Last week, I found a bud of organic garlic which I bought it at a supermarket.
So I peeled the skin of garlic and I planted it in a container to make it grow up.
Day by day, the bud of garlic is growing so much that the speed of growth is so fast.
I am not sure how to grow up garlic but I want to watch and protect this proceed of growth every day.
And especially, today is called international GARLIC DAY so we will enjoy eating it as usual.
Garlic has a nice flavor and I really like to use of my cooking to make our healthy vegetarian meals every day.
Also I like to eat an organic garlic after I bake it in a oven as a simple style of cooking.
The simple taste of garlic is like a potato and the I really love the taste, so does David.
And raw garlic is good for my cooking to make some meals seasoning for Mexican taste and strong flavor.
Raw garlic has so much power for our body more than cooked by fire but the energy is so strong that I use raw garlic not so often for my cooking.
Also when David was a sick last week, I tried to let him eat organic more than usual to recover his body condition as soon as possible.
He became much better than before and I felt so much energy of garlic and other organic foods to recover his body so soon.
How much do your like garlic??
I hope that you will enjoy garlic in your meals if you like!!^^
Today, I woke up with a little pain of neck.
I slept wrong direction of my neck with out consciousness and my neck feel a pain when I moved a certain way.
But I tried to do my YOGA more carefully than usual to adjust my neck and whole body in this morning.
So my neck became much better than before so I just keep myself in peace without thinking my neck pain today.
If I think to my pain of neck all day long today, my energy will flow to the pain more so I want to try not to think of the pain too much.
Our body is very pure and honest to our thinking so my energy will flow to other part of my life.
Today it looks nice weather with blue sky & sunshine but some part of sky has so much gray clouds, so today's whether is changeable and unstable, I guess...
But I want to take a walk today without rain because I couldn't walk yesterday because of rain.
So I just keep watching today's sky to find a chance for walking, for sure.
Today, David has a holiday but he started to sleep earlier than usual last night and he woke up so early in this morning.
And he went to walk before 6:00 a.m. and I wanted to sleep more so he will not walk again with me in this afternoon.
Anyway, today I have a little pain of my neck but it will recover day by day so I want to keep my mind in peace with stable heart.
My peaceful & stable heart can let me feel comfortable to stay at ease and I want David to enjoy his holiday as he wants.
Every day, this spring weather is very changeable but I want to keep my heart in peace to feel my mind stable as I am every day.
I wish you will enjoy your wonderful spring day with warm weather as you are!!^^
Tomorrow is the deadline for tax documents of 2016 so David was busy to finish it yesterday and today.
I have no idea how to send all his documents of tax by himself online but he tries to do his best without professional help usually.
I made my own tax documents when I was in Japan because I was a owner of individual company without shop, as a freelance.
So every year, I had to make tax documents by myself and I used easy soft for accounting of tax.
But every year, the due of tax was my duty and I wanted to finish as soon as possible before the deadline.
For David, he wanted to send his tax document just before the deadline, so it is unbelievable for me.
Because the deadline of tax documents is tomorrow.
If I were in his shoe, I would finish to send all tax documents much before than deadline to make me feel comfortable.
Anyway he looks doing his best to finish sending all tax documents in his holiday so I just let him keep his pace without my disturbing.
Today, it is very changeable weather and sometimes sunshine came out of the sky but suddenly the clouds covered with sy with a shower rain.
So I hope that I can walk without rain if I can today...I wonder how often this unpredictable whether changes today...
I got message from my elder sister and Mom in Japan yesterday so I am so glad to know their happy & peaceful life there.
So I will send my reply for them later.
To contact with my family in Japan is my pleasure and I really with their happy life without troubles in peace every day!^^
Today David and I went to hike at Boeing Creek Park together for the first time.
This park is close to our home but we have never been there to walk inside.
Today was beautiful day with sunshine & blue sky and it is "EASTER" holiday.
But I am not familiar with this holiday at all so just we wanted to enjoy hiking together.
This park has so great wild forest and a big park that we could enjoy hiking and watching some wild animals.
In a lake inside of this park, some wild ducks were swimming as a couple.
We could watch them closer along side of lake and they were so lovely.
Also during hiking in a wild forest, we could watch a wild chipmunk fortunately.
Usually we can watch wild squirrels around our home but this chipmunk was a tiny size and moved so quickly that I couldn't take a picture.
But we could watch it and lovely birds are singing in a forest.
Some part of course for hiking was little dangerous but it was fun for us not to fall down on the ground.
Also this trail has a nice small river along the hiking course and we could enjoy a lot to hike together, anyway.
We are sure of visiting this wonderful park again to hike at different course.
Today is Easter and most shops are closed but we could get a nice energy of nature & wild animals in Boeing Creek Par.
So we could relax together all day long today without holiday moods as a wonderful holiday.^^
Communication to others is important how to treat others by changing each feeling and thought, I think.
We have different way of thinking & feeling and we need to understand each difference during communication.
Sometimes we can feel similar feeling & thought but each thinking is not exactly same, I think.
So we need to try not to misunderstanding each other during each communication.
But sometimes we misunderstand each other how other people think and feel by own thinking.
So I think that we need to try keeping effort to understand each other.
Trying to keep effort to understand each other is a kind of love and compassion for others, I think.
So sometimes I want to keep my silence without talking too much not to make any misunderstanding for others.
To keep silence can let me rethink how I am thinking right now before I say something to others.
To say something to others has a energy of words.
And all vibration of words can influence to myself and others when we communicate each other.
How do you think??
I hope that your communication is for the direction of love and truth by using your any words for others as much as possible.
Without love and truth, communication doesn't have any meaning to me at all.
Have a wonderful communication in your life with positive feeling!^^
Today I cooked onion soup for David.
He caught a cold from his working colleague a few days ago and he is in the middle of recovery.
I want him to eat healing meals to recover his healthy body condition as soon as possible.
Day by day, he looks getting better but he has nose running still today.
So I decided to cook onion soup for him because onion has so much energy to heal his body, I believe.
I used Japanese "KONBU" (dried seaweed) & dried Shiitake (Japanese mushroom)for base of his soup.
And I chopped an organic onion, carrot, garlic and ginger to put in a pan together and boiled in the base of soup slowly.
Organic onion and carrot has so much sweetness inside and they didn't need to add so much seasoning.
I put a pinch of salt into the soup and after all vegetables became soft, I put a little bit of MISO (fermented soy beans paste) as a seasoning finally.
This soup is very simple and easy to cook but all vegetable's nutrition can make David body absorb to heal his body, I believe.
I pray for his soup to become delicious to heal his body from inside and I hope that he will love this soup.
I am very healthy without sick for many years and I have no memory to catch a cold these many years.
I believe that my diet (1 meal a day) and eating organic foods can make my body's immune system get stronger than before, so any germs of origin of disease cannot influence my body at all.
I hope that David will recover little by little by his tough immune system itself without medicine & hospital.
And I wish that he will enjoy today's meal to heal his body anyway...^^
How is your spring??
I hope that you can enjoy this beautiful season with lovely flowers & nice weather as much as possible!^^
From yesterday, David looked having a cold but today he became much better than before.
During his working, someone had a terrible cold and he passed it to David at his working place unfortunately.
But we don't use any medicine to recover cold after our marriage.
I know how to recover from cold without eating foods like wild animals but he wants to eat something during cold.
Because he needs to work and he needs to eat something to get some energy of foods.
So I made his meals to make his body condition get better with organic foods.
To eat onions, broccoli, garlic, ginger, Japanese radish ("DAIKON" in Japanese) carrot can make him recover as medicine foods.
Also I used arrowroot powder ("KUZUKO" in Japanese) to cook for his soup because it is very effective for his colons.
If I caught a cold, I wouldn't eat any foods to make my internal organs recover.
Because internal organs' fatigue could catch a cold easily so my body needs to take a rest enough without using energy to digest any foods.
So the best way to recover from cold is fasting, not to get any medicine.
I hope that my healing meals can make his body recover day by day.
And I am so sorry for David that he cannot take a holiday even he has a cold today.
Anyway, he has no fever and his body condition is getting better and better day by day, I hope...
In a turn of change of season, some people catch a cold and it is a sing for body's need to DETOX by having a cold.
So without taking a medicine, our body can recover by itself as body's need to take a rest for whole internal organs.
How is your spring??
I hope that you have a nice healthy body condition in a change of season with peace!!^^
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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