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About Eat with Meraki

Hi, I’m Rie! Based in Japan, I’m passionate about whole food cooking and gluten-free baking that follows the Mediterranean Diet while using local Japanese ingredients. I like to call my style “MediterrAsian” cooking!

What is the Mediterranean Diet? It’s eating a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, healthy fats (nuts, seeds, and olive oil), moderate amounts of dairy, fish and seafood, red wine and white meat, and minimum red meat. It also avoids processed food, refined grains, refined oils and refined sugar. It prevents heart disease and stroke, keeps you agile and improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

In 2017, I flew to Italy to study the Mediterranean Diet, its positive effects on the human body and most importantly, how to apply it to my everyday life here in Japan. At its core, the Japanese diet is quite similar to the Mediterranean diet: high consumption of seafood, vegetables and whole grains.

Eat with Meraki is full of recipes and helpful information to help you incorporate healthy eating habits effortlessly into your everyday life. The recipes are quick, easy and don’t hurt your body or budget! Meraki in Greek means the soul, creativity and love put into doing something creative. I hope you enjoy my original recipes which I’ve put a lot of love into! May every meal be a celebration of health and life!

Vegan Frittata

Vegan Frittata

Quick lunch idea that both kids and adults can enjoy! Crispy at the top and filled with delicious veggies.

Fukinoto: A Spring Delicacy

Fukinoto: A Spring Delicacy

Let’s learn about fukinoto (Japanese butterbur), a delicate and slightly bitter mountain veggie marking springtime in Japanese cuisine.

Vegan Labneh

Vegan Labneh

A creamy, cheesy Middle Eastern dip using only three ingredients!

Gluten-free Ravioli

Gluten-free Ravioli

This easy recipe results in chewy, delicious pizza perfect for family nights and goes well with a lot of different toppings!