We are aware of the importance of the natural immunity of our body since the pandemic.
What do I pay mind to in order to enhance my daily immunity? That is definitely a breakfast.
In Japan it is said that a breakfast is very important especially for kids growth to start the day off right.
My parents didn't allow me to skip a breakfast no matter how much I overslept for school. Without having a breakfast, I could not go to school. I grew up with such lifestyle habit that having a proper breakfast has become absolutely essential for me and the family, and fortunately even here in Singapore this daily habit still exists today.
What kind of breakfast do we usually have at home? It is very simple but let me share our daily breakfast that supports a healthy way of life for us.
Here's the menu;
- White rice with pearl barley
- Natto (fermented soy beans)
- Miso soup
- various toppings for white rice
I'm particular about rice, so stick with cooking rice with a pot.
The lid starts to rattle boiling over like the photo. This is the sign to turn down the heat.
I love the sound of cooking that is audible in the quiet kitchen.
For miso soup, soak dried sardine (Niboshi) and dried kelp (Konbu) over night in water to prepare dashi stock.
The ingredients for miso soup vary from day to day such as Tofu, Turnip, Radish and so on, and always put Enokidake mushroom for fibre and some green veggies like snow peas or lady fingers for colour and lastly top with seaweed.
Additionally putting a small piece of Sake Lees (Sakekasu) in makes the soup milder and gentler flavour as well as enhance immunity.
Natto is a strong friend of our breakfast that supports our daily health. By adding "Shoyu Koji" which is also very common fermented ingredient and dried bonito flake to it, it becomes the strongest food with Calcium, Fibre and Iron as well as rich "Umami" taste.
These are some toppings of your choice to enjoy with white rice.
Baked roe (Tarako)
Small dried sardine with Sansho pepper (Chirimen Sansho)
Preservable Konbu boiled in soy source
Pickled Plus (Umeboshi)
After the breakfast...
What's your favourite breakfast to start off your day? or any healthy habit in the morning?
Please share with us!
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