Entries by Yuri

What is Natto?

Natto is a traditional, yet still a common daily Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It has a distinctive pungent smell, like of aged cheese, and stringy consistency due to the beneficial bacteria, bacillus subtilis. So many people in the West tend to NOT like it… However Natto is being slowly introduced to the West and becoming more popular due to […]

Spring Celebration: Fiddlehead & Asparagus Soup

Spring equinox is quickly approaching, so I wanted to share something to celebrate this wonderful weather we have been having! It is still early for our regular fiddlehe ad season, but most likely we will be having early fiddlehead season this year. Fiddleheads are the tops of baby ostrich ferns. They are great source of antioxidants, high […]

Harmony in Gut

This is from Yuri’s Village Feburary 2012 Newsletter. Sign-up Free for health tips, latest events from here You already may know my special interest in fermented foods and probiotic; here, I want to share a little taste of why I get so excited about these bacteria! For each of us, the gut is home to about […]

Nightshade Vegetables and Inflammation

Note on the nightshade vegetables and inflammation: Nightshade family such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes can cause inflammation in body. these plants contains an alkaloid, solanine, to protect itself from the attack of insects. This plant chemical can promote inflammation, even more in very high doses, this can be toxic. If you have any […]