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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-29-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By okura
ok, thanks. i guess she is exploring and working...

ok, thanks. i guess she is exploring and working it all out for herself.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-29-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,157
Posted By okura
allergies suck huh. lentils, especially red...

allergies suck huh.

lentils, especially red ones are pretty easily digested, so a good bean choice for little ones.
chickpeas (garbanzo in the US right?) are a favourite of ours too - mashed up...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-26-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By okura
i am just wondering if this is typical of vege...

i am just wondering if this is typical of vege kids or if i need to work through some things with my 4 yr old.
when she is play cooking in her kitchen she usually makes some meat dishes and...
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By okura
thanks - i feel relieved now!!

thanks - i feel relieved now!!
Forum: Women's Health   01-25-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By okura
we had homemade beetroot (beet) juice yesterday...

we had homemade beetroot (beet) juice yesterday and today there was a red-ish tinge in the toilet after my 4 yr old did a poo. do you think it was the juice? i am worried it could be blood.
i...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-18-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By okura
living in japan, people assume that whatever i...

living in japan, people assume that whatever i do as a parent, is typical of parents in australia....that that is 'normal' there. when actually i don't think it is. so yeah i guess i get an easy go...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-18-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,342
Posted By okura
i am not defending the dread comment. but as an...

i am not defending the dread comment. but as an australian i do just have to say that i think we tend to say things how they are, quite bluntly. i have heard of many instances of americans...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,484
Posted By okura
we don't compliment per say, but we do talk...

we don't compliment per say, but we do talk about how she has dark brown eyes like daddy, soft brown hair like me, and her skin colour is in between mine and daddy's.
she tans, whereas i don't...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-25-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,321
Posted By okura
i thought all except (fully) Caucasian babies...

i thought all except (fully) Caucasian babies had them.

i know lots of mixed race babes with them.
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-31-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By okura
it is a REALLY hard situation to be in!! a few...

it is a REALLY hard situation to be in!!
a few years ago, pre-children, my husband and i moved from japan to australia (my home country). with his pretty good english, japanese skills, engineering...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-09-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By okura
i play drums. my husband and i play in a band...

i play drums.
my husband and i play in a band together so that has made it hard for us to continue playing gigs since having a child. our daughter is 2 and a half. she loves going to the studio to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By okura
my 2 and a half year old has started taking...

my 2 and a half year old has started taking forever to eat and she always asks me to feed her now. she used to eat up fairly quickly and feed herself. but gradually seems to have gotten 'lazy' about...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-26-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By okura
my wheatgrass isn't sprouting - can anyone help?...

my wheatgrass isn't sprouting - can anyone help?

maybe my seeds are too old? i think i have had them about a year and a half.

this is what i did:
soaked seeds for about 8 hrs.
drained and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By okura
my 2 year old is slowly growing out of her...

my 2 year old is slowly growing out of her eczema i think. it flared up a little while ago (in the winter) and i decided to cut out SOY products (we are vegetarians, living in asia, so we eat a lot...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-12-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By okura
my 2 year old is probably a bit advanced in...

my 2 year old is probably a bit advanced in english, her minority language, and a bit late with japanese (we live in japan).
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-14-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By okura
anyone? my daughter gets so shy and won't...

anyone?

my daughter gets so shy and won't do or say anything so often when we are out because people are pointing her out to their friends or gawking/talking about her in a very obvious way. if...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-14-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,574
Posted By okura
i'm australian, married to a japanese man, with...

i'm australian, married to a japanese man, with a 2yr old daughter.
i've been transplanted here for 11 years but lately there is talk of moving to australia for good.....exciting and scary at the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-21-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By okura
Charcol is magic!

Charcol is magic!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-21-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By okura
have you heard any Music Together songs? check...

have you heard any Music Together songs? check their web-site.
its music FOR kids but not too silly, cutsie or annoying.

my 2 year old took to it right away. we don't go to the classes , i just...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-21-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
  Food!
Views: 1,788
Posted By okura
i'm australian, husband is japanese, we live in...

i'm australian, husband is japanese, we live in japan.
we eat a lot of japanese food but i'm vegetarian so nothing is truly authentic and i suppose a lot of the 'strange' or freaky foods are off...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-21-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By okura
this may not be an issue for those of you living...

this may not be an issue for those of you living in multicultural places like america, NZ, australia etc, but i thought we could share ways of dealing with the reactions (positive and negative) of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By okura
in japan kids typically drink: mugi-cha ...

in japan kids typically drink:
mugi-cha
kuromame-cha
hoji-cha
all are caffeine free. my daughter is almost 2 and loves them all, as well as chamomile and rooibos teas.try an asian grocery?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By okura
in japan kids typically drink: mugi-cha ...

in japan kids typically drink:
mugi-cha
kuromame-cha
hoji-cha
all are caffeine free. my daughter is almost 2 and loves them all, as well as chamomile and rooibos teas.try an asian grocery?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By okura
scrambled tofu: use a potato masher to mash a...

scrambled tofu:
use a potato masher to mash a block of firm (pressed) tofu.
saute with a bit of garlic/spring onion/peppers/anything
add a splash of soy sauce and/or nutritional yeast
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-07-2007, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By okura
i wouldn't use red miso. too strong and won't...

i wouldn't use red miso. too strong and won't give you the creamy flavour white miso would.
ground almonds?
nutritional yeast?
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