Is vegan pregnancy healthy?

Hi everyone!

Today i have a bit different topic, because i am vegan, and i am planning to get pregnant, and i would like to following the vegan pregnancy. I don’t really know, that is good, is that healthy, so i did a bit research about it. There are a lot of topics, and i found a blog, there are many moms who are pregnant already or have a baby, and there are a lot of advice about this topic.

vegan pregnancy
Is vegan pregnancy healthy?

Dr. Shannon M. Clark says in a NYTime article, that eat vegan during pregnancy is absolutely ok, and not unhealthy.

There weren’t any randomized-controlled trials, but 2015 review and 22 observational studies says, that eat vegan, and have a vegan pregnancy doesn’t mean, that there will any major birth defects or serious problems.

I found out that when i follow the rules, it will all right. 🙂 Let’s see.

How to make sushi at home?

You don’t have to order sushi from expensive restaurants all the time, you can make it for yourself at home. It won’t be easy, but it’s definitely worth it!

If you decide to make sushi at home, be very calm and patient and watch at least 2 different videos on the Internet about the making process. The rice, if you’re making it right, will be very sticky.  It’s important to have a water pot next to you so you can make your hands wet! Be careful, the nori doesnt’t like water! Your knife should be very sharp! Good luck in making your maki sushis!

sushi at home
You can make sushi yourself

Ingredients

25 dkg short grain rice
3 dl water
3 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoon sugar
1 spoon salt
1 pack of Nori
1 bamboo roll
1 cucumber
1 red pepper
10 dkg raw tuna
10 dkg raw salmon
wasabi powder or paste
marinated pink ginger
soy sauce

Preparation

1. Wash the rice with cold water until the turbidity of the water is gone. It takes about 8-10 water exchange. Put the rice into a pot and pour enough water to cover it all then cover the pod and boil it over on slow fire.

2. After it boiled, take the pod off the fire and let it rest for 15 minutes. Mix the rice vinegar with salt and sugar in a bowl and add the rice vinegar to the hot rice. Only a quarter for first, then mix it. Repeat it until you’re out of vinegar. Put aside and cool it down!

3. Cut the cucumber lenghtwise into eight pieces. Cut its ovary out and make a long straight line exactly the size of the nori. Make the pepper the same way.

4.  Before using the fish, put it in the freezer for 24 hours so the prasites inside them die. Get the aristas out of the fish and cut it into the thickness of your little finger, of course, without the skin! If the wasabi is powder mix it with a little water and make it into a plastic-like mass.

5. Put a half arc nori to the bamboo roll. Kepp your hands wet and put 2-3 tablespoon sushi rice to the middle of the nori and spread it evenly, but leave approximately 1-1,5 centimetres at the top and at the bottom of the nori. (it’s necessary for the rolling process)

6. Put the vegetables and/or meat to the rice in longitudinal direction (you can also add wasabi if you like it). After that, start to roll the nori with the help of the bamboo and pay attention to the rice to be tightly closed at both sides.

7. While carefully rolling, squeeze the roll a bit so that the role in making won’t fall into pieces, but be careful to not pusht it way too hard. After rolling it, remove the bamboo.

8. With a wet and very sharp knife, start to slice the sushi rolls to equal slices. Be careful to slice it straight so it won’t collapse.

Enjoy your meal!

2017. September 18. – Respect for the Aged Day, national holiday in Japan

Today let’s talk about a little history of Japan. As i study, i am very interested in the historical things of this wonderful country.

Among national holidays that are celebrated by people in Japan, Respect for the Aged Day holds a prominent place. This holiday is being celebrated to honor to elderly citizen in Japan. The first ever celebrations started back in 1966. Since then, it was held on 15th of September, every year. After 2003, it was shifted to third Monday of every September. That means in 2017 September 18th.

Respect For the Aged Day

Even though people started celebrating Respect for the Aged Day back in 1966, its origins trace back all the way up to 1947. In 1947, Nomadani-mura proclaimed 15th of September to be the Old Folks Day. This concept became popular along with time and it became a nationwide holiday in 1966. On this day, Japanese media companies take time to telecast reports on elderly population. They also pay special attention towards the oldest people who live within the country.

People also consider as the Seniors Day. This day is also linked with a variety of traditions. Primary objective of all these traditions is to honor the elders. People also tend to purchase special gifts special gifts for their elders on this day and wish them with longevity.

2017 September 18. Respect for the aged day
Celebrating the aged people

Japan has got the highest population with seniors who are aged over 100 years. All the seniors who reach 100 years for a given year are provided with a silver sake dish on the day. Before 2016, dishes that were made out of real silver were provided to the seniors. However, now they are being provided with silver plated dishes. The increasing number of centenarians within the country has contributed towards the above mentioned fact. The government had to spend a considerable amount of money on the silver dishes as well and giving silver plated dishes have assisted them to reduce the expenses by a great extent.

According to the stats of 2015, the average life expectancy of a person in Japan was 87.05. Moreover, it was identified that more than 34.6 million people living in the country are aged over 65 years. This has given a tough challenge for the Japanese government as well because they need to focus on how to fund social security payments and provide health care facilities.

On Respect for the Aged Day, all the media channels in Japan take time to feature older generations. It has also been declared as a national holiday. This provides plenty of time for the people to celebrate the day with their seniors. Most of the Japanese people live away from their seniors. On this day, they take time to visit the seniors and see whether they are doing well.

Due to all these reasons, can be considered as one of the most prominent national holidays that are celebrated by people who live in Japan.

Hi, so let me introduce a little, and starting my blog :)

So, That is the first time that i am writing something to the big internet. Ok so, iam a 23 years old girl, my english is not perfect, it is not my mother language. but who cares. Did you know, that my last name “bousai” means in japanese “disaster prevention”? Man, what a name. :))

And you can write it down so: 防災

Cool, isn’t it? Thanks DAD!

So, that is for today. I am going to sleep. So you tomorrow.