Japanese Dinner

Salted chicken thighs, carrots topped with miso paste, and steamed mystery greens with sesame oil and soy sauce.


Chicken recipe: justbento.com/handbook/recipe-collection-mains/simply-gri...


Miso paste recipe: justbento.com/handbook/johbisai/miso-tahini-and-nut-paste


Greens: Just steam some greens and drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  • Bryan - oz4caster 7y

    the chicken looks tasty !
    and I like sesame seeds
    but I'm thinking sesame oil and soy are not paleo
    they're relatively new to the human diet
    also, sesame oil is high in PUFA
    which isn't good in large amounts
  • geek_patrol 7y

    No, they're definitely not paleo, so I didn't stick them with a paleo tag. :) I think they fit within the guidelines of native diets though since they've been used in Japan for quite a long time (a quick googling puts soy sauce at around 2500 years old). And I use soy sauce and sesame oil about once every 3-4 months so I'm not too worried about OD'ing on it. :)
  • Bryan - oz4caster 7y

    I've read that traditional soy sauce was fermented
    but today they just add MSG to simulate the flavor
    I join a group from work to eat Americanized Chinese food
    about once a month for lunch
    so, I'm probably getting more soy than you :)
  • ~W~ 7y

    Yep that's true about "soy use to be fermented"... I always thought soy was good until I learned about WAP & NT. Sadly my mom fed me a lot of soy when I was a kid, and I'll tell ya I think it's had an adverse affect on me, sadly. : (

    But anyway, enough about that LOOKS SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!
  • geek_patrol 7y

    BTW you guys should really try out that chicken. It was REALLY good!

    I hope I'm not getting MSG with my soy sauce! I get the certified gluten-free organic San-J brand stuff that claims it is fermented and has no MSG. Soy is one of the things that I always always get organic when I get it at all since just about all non-organic soybeans are GMO.
  • geek_patrol 7y

    I was just looking to see what WAPF said about sesame and it looks like they're a fan as long as its cold pressed:

    Actually, come to think of it, doesn't Mary Enig have a recipe for "Mary's blend" for cooking oil that is like 1/3 coconut oil, 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 sesame oil? Ok I looked it up and answered my own question: www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/10/mary-enigs-oil-blend...
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