Home-cooked Japanese Sushi Dinner

Below is a dinner for a family of four in Okinawa, Japan.


  • Enoki Musroom Miso Soup
  • Inari Sushi
  • Stir-fried Beef with Vegetables
  • Grilled Barracuda Fish
  • Pickled Cabbage

Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart

A new study has found that office workers in England significantly increased their chances of having a heart attack by working more hours than their peers.

The study, conducted by researchers at University College London, found that employees who regularly worked 11-hour days or longer were 67 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who worked seven- or eight-hour days.

Besides bumping up the risk for heart disease by 67 percent compared to people working an eight-hour day, working 11-plus hours a day also put some people into a whole other risk category, the team found.

The study was published in the April issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


A Vegetarian Soup


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
796-millilitre (28-ounce) can tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon chili flakes
2 cups water
1 cup zucchini, chopped
1 cup canned kidney beans, drained
1 cup canned white beans, drained
1 cup canned Romano beans, drained
2 cups soup pasta such as ditali or orzo.
1 bunch spinach, stemmed and chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil on medium heat in a large soup pot. Sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic for 4 minutes or until softened. Add tomatoes, herbs, chili flakes, water and zucchini. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add beans, spinach and pasta, Simmer 10 to 15 minutes longer or until pasta is tender and beans are heated through. Season well with salt and pepper.

Source: The Globe and Mail