Food Health Lifestyle Tokyo

Lockdown lessons and recipes from Miica’s “Bio Labo House”

Friend and food creator Miica Fran has traveled Japan and Europe to discover the meaning of “wabi-sabi” and sustainable living, inspiring her to start an experimental zero-waste kitchen “Bio Labo House” in Tokyo. Miica shared with me her stories and the steps she takes to reduce waste, as well as a lovely lockdown recipe for Lyonnais cassoulet to help us feel cozy and connected during these tough times of isolation.

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DIY Laundry Detergent

One of the most expensive items on a weekly grocery-shopping list is laundry detergent, especially if you want to avoid ingredients that are harmful and toxic for your skin and/or the environment and rather choose a more eco-friendly product like ecover or seventh generation. In that case you still have another problem because these products …

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Food Health Lifestyle Tokyo

How the concept of Wabi-Sabi calls us to celebrate the beauty in imperfection

Hola people of the future! I welcome you to take a comfy seat at our table, taste our delicious food, drink our sparkling sake, and get to know the brave and beautiful women of Japan. Yes, I’m still daydreaming of the first of a series of delicious, intimate lunch gatherings we’ve hosted in Tokyo. Together, these magnificent women and I explored the wisdom of the Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi” – the beauty of things imperfect, transient, and incomplete — as a simple approach to reducing food waste and embracing our imperfections.

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