A lot of the recipes in this book are gluten free and dairy free as well as vegetarian. The recipes are also quite simple. The book contains many nice photos as well.
Eating the Shoku-Iku way apparently can help prolong life. Eat a wide variety of foods. Choose locally grown and seasonal foods. Eat meals at regular times consciously focusing and enjoying them. Try to balance all the food groups and never skip a meal as this results in rash decisions when hungry. Avoid too much salt, sugar and bad fat. This can be applied to a variety of healthy eating programs. I made the Sesame Salad Sprinkle dressing and used it on some lovely fresh Kale that I got to pick out of my friend's garden. I didn't realize that sesame seeds go right through you unless they are ground up. (The same as flax seeds) By blending them to a powder you get all their nutrition.
30g sesame seeds
Blend 10 sec/ speed 10 set aside
Saute 150g Kale
30g sesame oil
saute 4 mins/100C/speed 2
Add 100g vinegar (rice, apple)
25g soja sauce
ground sesame seeds
Mix REVERSE 30 sec/speed 3
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and ENJOY!