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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!

Gluten-free Chewy Pizza

Gluten-free Chewy Pizza

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

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Make consistently well-prepared lamb chops with this technique! Pairs well with Tzatziki sauce and chickpeas.

Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

Make consistently well-prepared lamb chops with this technique! Pairs well with Tzatziki sauce and chickpeas.

Dairy-Free Moussaka

Dairy-Free Moussaka

A classic Greek dish that’s heartwarming and easy to make! This healthier version of lasagna is both gluten and dairy free. 

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

A taste of Greece! Here’s an easy-to-make lunch if you have lots of peppers lying around.