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02-21-2008, 04:28 AM
Hello, raw friends!
I'm Miyo from Japan. I've met few people from this forum and heard about how wonderful it is to be here! It's so nice to be finally here!!
I started being raw last December. I participated Alissa's 5days intensive course in January. Everything have been sooo amazing. I feel my life is shifting quicker than ever. I feel healthy and wonderfuly peaceful when I am 100% raw. When I am not..well I don't feel that great. I got my dehydrater last week. I haven't got voltage exchange things yet, so it's still sitting on my desk. Looking forward to meeting and talking with like minded people.
02-21-2008, 04:30 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
How lovely to have you with us. A very warm welcome from a member in the UK!
02-21-2008, 04:54 AM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT MiyoAngel!!!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/tha857f08c.gif ... How wonderful to see you posting!!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/hidot.gif It's me... Kika from class! I miss your beautiful smile!
I think you will really enjoy RFT... there is so much information here, wonderful support, lots of amazing recipes... PLUS lots of love and laughter too!!
I'm glad you started a blog - it will be so cool being able to talk to you all the time and see what's going on in your life!
RAWk on lil Miyo http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/dancing-6.gif ! So glad you have joined us here on RFT!! blessings!
02-21-2008, 07:28 AM
When do you get your voltage exchange.....I'm sure you can't waite. I really do enjoy my dehydrator. I can't say that I even use it every week but I wouldn't want to be without it. I just make large batches of things when I do use it. Hope you enjoy it here!
02-21-2008, 07:31 AM
Welcome to the site :) Is it hard to find the foods you are looking for in Japan? I'm glad you were able to get the dehydrator and also the voltage adapters...as for me, I've accidentally destroyed a few appliances with incompatible voltages in the UK...oops!
02-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Aloha and Thank you Spicyfull, lilly, StarFire!, jacsam and iamacranberry for your warm welcoming message. I'm so thrilled to be able to connect with raw friends from all over the world!! This is great!!
At the Alissa's seminar, we had beautiful menues made in the heavenly dehydrator...After I got back to Japan, I ordered it online right away.
I want to make raw bagle(I loved your blog re bagle Star Fire!), pizza and crape...Oh the thoughts of it makes me hungry already...(Jacsam, I'm really looking forward to making a biiiig batches of them!)
iamacranberry, thank you for sharing your story on the incompatible voltages.
The voltage here in Japan is usually 100v and 125v at the bathroom for electronic shaver. The dehydrator has 120v. I had been tempted to try the bathroom's one, but maybe it's not a good idea..besides, it would look odd, too even it works all right. And Wow にほんごですね！こちらこそ、どうぞよろしく！I think your Japanese is good! Didn't expect to be able to write Japanese here. I'm so happy! Thank you everyone!
My raw food journey in Japan
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02-21-2008, 09:37 AM
Welcome! I don't know how ya'll got to write in Japanese in here, but I'm jealous. Although it's probably a good thing, as my Japanese is rusty at best. Hope you get your converter soon! And congrats on taking the training!:D
02-21-2008, 09:46 AM
A Warm Welcome from Canada, Miyo!
It is fantastic to have you on this journey with us :D
02-21-2008, 12:13 PM
Your beautiful country of Japan is one of my favorite places that I have visited.
Best luck to you on your raw journey...
02-22-2008, 08:28 PM
Hi, Shine72, Crazy delicious(love your handle name!), East coastie!
Thank you all for the warm welcome!
Shine 72, remember Elaine was talking about how wonderful you are and the spot on name for your company! It's great!
Crazy delicious, you're from beautiful Canada!! I've been there once.
EastCoastie,konnichiwa, ogenki desuka? I used to live in Kyoto, now I live across the ocean from Hiroshima.
Ja mata everyone!
02-22-2008, 08:37 PM
It's been almost 10 years so the little bit of Japanese I knew has gone out the door. Although the phrase is very familiar - is it where are you from?
Anyway I visited Kyoto, during my trip to Japan in 2001.
I wish you much good success in sharing raw food with the wonderful island of Japan.
02-24-2008, 03:31 AM
Miyo! I am also living in Japan:D , I'm not Japanese but I've been living here for 5 years now and absolutely love it.
I have just started a raw diet as of... this morning
Any tips for raw dieters living in japan??
02-25-2008, 06:08 AM
Lavieclaire, urayamashii desu yo ;) Mada Nihon ni ikimasen deshita. Demo yukitai no desu! Watashi no ichiban suki na koto "raw vegan nori roll" desu. It is simple to make if you've got untoasted nori. (I'm not at home right now so the Japanese font isn't available on this computer)
Basically use a food processor or grating plate to shred some rutabaga, celeriac, jicama, carrot, or some other root vegetable that doesn't have a strong flavour. I also add some cauliflower to the mix...and some sunflower seeds (sprouted, unless I'm lazy.) Then I use a tiny bit of raw vinegar to flavour this. Use this mixture in place of rice. Instead of fish use avocado slices and perhaps some cucumber as well. Namashoyu (instead of tamari or any other soy sauce) is generally regarded as raw, and I'm sure it's much cheaper in Japan than here. I pickle my own ginger to go on top using raw vinegar and agave nectar (I imagine you could use fruit juice, too.) Then of course you must have wasabi...lol. There...a westernized and raw veganized version of something vaguely reminiscent of sushi!
Miyo: Denki no konba-ta wa mada arimasu ka? Yes, I agree it might be a bit strange to have the dehydrator in the bathroom!!:p
02-27-2008, 04:48 AM
EastCoastie, I'm from Matsuyama, famous town for oranges. When you visited Kyoto in 2001, I was living there,too! Wow. Sugoi desu!
LAVIECLAIRE, すごいうれしかったです！Finally someone from Japan!! I wish you wonderful exeprienceｓ in starting your raw life! I only started being raw last december, but I found having green smoothies and enzymes helped me detox easier and faster I think. Of course, always great to know delicious recipes, too. It's so wonderful that we can have fun with raw food! I'm also trying to find good way to stay in raw in Japan. So, let's keep in touch!
iamacranberry, でんきコンバーターはつかいませんでした。 でも、だいじょうぶでした！
A friend of mine told me that it would not blow the dehydrator if I plug it in as it is. So,..I tried...and it worked perfectly!! Yeh I'm so happy!! Your Sushi receipes looks sooo delicious!
02-28-2008, 02:21 PM
Hi Miyo! Welcome to the board, so glad you joined in!!:D I wanted so badly to be in that particular class in Maine! Maybe one day I'll be able to make it.:rolleyes:
Glad your dehydrator is up and running! Have fun!
02-28-2008, 08:57 PM
Welcome to the board Miyo.. I had a Miyo in my 5 day Alissa Cohen class as well, at first I thought you were her but I knew when you said you were in the January class that you were not in my class.
Glad you joined us!!
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