I have a really exciting giveaway to share with you, Pickled Plum chefs!
I’ve teamed up with Kokoro Care Packages to giveaway three (3) of their upcoming Nourishing Essentials Care Packages to lucky winners.
Three (3) winners will receive one (1) Nourishing Essentials Care Package with a suggested retail value of $55.
Each Care Package contains:
- 5+ premium-quality Japanese foods that have been carefully selected for their purity, flavor and benefits.
- Easy to enjoy snacks, spices, sauces, soups, teas and more.
- English translations of the ingredients and nutritional information.
Kokoro Care Packages offers hand-crafted monthly and seasonal Care Packages filled with premium-quality, pure and delicious Japanese foods delivered straight from Japan to your door.
Each item (including snacks, spices, soups, teas and more) is carefully selected for its quality, ease of use and of course, great taste! All products are free from additives and chemicals and many cannot be found outside of Japan. They work closely with local producers who share their values and are passionate about the foods they create.
All products are made in Japan and they provide all the English translations so you can easily enjoy all the wonderful foods and learn about the stories behind each item.They currently ship to over 35 countries worldwide.
Kokoro Care Packages is also offering Pickled Plum readers a 10% discount off your first order from a subscription purchase. Use the code: PICKLEDPLUM_10. The code is limited to one use per customer and expires Sept 30, 2019.
Good luck everyone!
I like Teriyaki sauce. Thank you for sharing.
Soy sauce is my favorite the more the better. I tend to overdue it.
I wish that I could say but I have yet to try anything. I am very excited about this though.
My favorite Japanese ingredient is M iso.
Soy sauce! So yummy.. especially on rice
We love wasabi in so many recipes!
Adds a wonderful heat that’s smooth with the right amount of kick. Have you tried wasabi straight from the root? Thank you for entering and good luck!
Soy sauce is my favorite Japanese ingredient. I use it in alot of my cooking.
One of the most essential ingredients in Japanese cuisine! We recently included a soy sauce that uses 200 year old traditions and methods and takes three years to make each bottle! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I would like to try these different ingredients. We love noodle dishes, soy sauce, and teriyaki.
Great to hear! We like to include a wide variety of products with many ways to enjoy them! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Blueberry Amazake is yummy –it’s my fav!
Hve you tried putting it in the freezer and enjoying it as an sorbet? One of my favorite ways to enjoy amazake in the summer! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Furikake & bonito flakes
We’ve included a variety of furikake in the past including some from a company that has been making furikake since the Edo period! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love pickled plums! I just dicovered them during my very first trip to Japan last week. Japan has inspired me to cook and eat healthier meals!
Umeboshi are great for digestion and so healthy! We’ve included organic Ume products in our previous Care Packages and will be including more in the future. Thank you for entering Marianne and good luck!
I love rice vinegar! It works in so many recipes!
A staple in Japan cuisine! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Teriyaki sauce. I am not sure if this is open to the USA but giving it a shot anyway!
Hi Nancy! Yes we deliver to 35+ countries worldwide including the US. Thank you for entering and good luck!
I like Mirin, miso and nori!
Some of our favorite Japanese ingredients as well! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love cooking with the miso paste sauce as it is a tasteful ingredient to bring out foods!
It adds a great umami flavor to any dish! Thank you for entering and good luck!
i would have to say noodles
Any particular kinds? We’ve included a variety in the past including soba, five grain udon and mozuku udon. Thank you for entering and good luck!
All the noodles and Miso Paste.
We’ve included a variety of noodles in the past including soba, five grain udon and mozuku udon, and a yuzu miso that was a crowd favorite! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Ginger and miso for the win!!
For the win indeed! These are great additions to any dish 🙂 Thank you for entering and good luck!
We included a soy sauce in our most recent Seasonal Delights Care Package that use 200 year old traditions and takes three years to brew. You can really taste the difference! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I’m totally hooked on the matcha train! 🙂
As are we! Everything from match on its own to products made with match 🙂 Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love fried Tofu and I think that is Japanese. I also love nori!
Agedashi Tofu is a type of fried tofu in Japan. And nori is always a great addition! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love ginger and miso!
Great flavors of Japan! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I don’t think I have ever tried any Japanese.
Our Care Packages are a great way to try new Japanese flavors. We provide all the English translations, reasons behind what makes the products special and easy ways to enjoy them. Thank you for entering and good luck!
My favorite has to be Miso Paste!!! Easy to use and super delicious and packed with nutrients. (:
We love the umami flavor too! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Hello, I just discovered your blog. Thanks for sharing an inspiring story about yourself and your quest to eating well and healthy.
You have great tips here to living a healthy life, recipes, tips and tricks. I like them as they help guide me on how i can incorporate preparing food in healthy ways. The kokoro care package looks interesting. It enables people a way to explore the world with their tastebuds.
I will look forward to reading more posts on your blog.
Thank you for your wonderful comment Michelle! One of the reasons we started Kokoro Care Packages was to offer people the opportunity to enjoy premium-quality Japanese food while connecting you to the people and culture behind these special products. We also provide all the English translations to make them easy to enjoy. Thank you for entering and good luck!
A basic but staple ingredient I love is miso paste!
Simple ingredients full of umami are the bet part of Japanese cuisine! Thank you for entering Sarah and good luck!
Miso paste is my favorite!
Love the umami flavor of miso Laura! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love any noodles: udon, Somen, ramen shirataki, soba etc. All so yummy and so many different ways to prepare.
And so many different varieties Lori! We’ve featured soba, five grain udon, mozuku udon to name a few and will definitely be included more in the future. Thank you for entering and good luck!
I’m quite fond of enokitake myself. It’s a surprisingly versatile ingredient and easy to work with. Goes great in a saute or soup, with a mild but rather pleasant taste and great nutritional profile. Very chewy in my experience. A favorite ingredient for sure. I encourage you to try it sometime if you like mushrooms. Thanks for the giveaway!
One of our favorite mushrooms as well Colton. Thank you for entering and good luck!
I’m a newcomer to Japanese cuisine but so far my currently favourite, specifically Japanese ingredient has to be miso paste.
Welcome to the delicious world of Japanese cuisine Paul! Our Care Packages provide all the English instructions and suggested uses to make everything easy to experience. We also include a mix of known items as well as some new flavors for you to enjoy (everything is of course all-natural and of the highest quality!). Thank you for entering and good luck!
This is such a cool idea! I love soy sauce when cooking and eating Japanese food!
Soy sauce is one of our favorite seasonings as well! Thank you for entering and good luck!
soy sauce is my favorite
One of our as well! Thank you for entering and good luck!
My favourite Japanese ingredient is Umeboshi plum. So yummy!
We love the sweet and tart flavor of ume as well Debirah! We’ve included organic ume products in the past and will definitely be including more in the future.Thank you for entering and good luck!
One of my many favourite foods from Japan has to be dried bonito flakes, I can use it to make Dashi or simply add it as a topping to veggies. Yum…..
A great and versatile suggestion Victoria! We like to add it to different dishes as well for extra flavor. Thank you for entering and good luck!
One of my favorite Japanese ingredients is Kadoya Pure Sesame Oil. I have to watch my sodium level as I’m salt-sensitive but adding this to stir-fries boosts the flavour.
We love the flavor you can add with Japanese oils! Thank you for entering Bill and good luck!
Can I say an? Red beans are so delicious.
An is so delicious! Love it in wagashi (traditional Japanese desserts). Thank you for entering and good luck!
If I understood, i have to be on Facebook or Twitter to enter. I am on neither and do not want to be. I do enjoy your blog.
Sharon, you can also answer a question to enter the giveaway 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog!
Thank you! There are very few Oriental foods/condiments available in our area. I often want to try new recipes/ingredients but get stumped by unavailability.
Thank you for your comment THMiriam. One of the reasons we created Kokoro Care Packages is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy premium-quality, all-natural Japanese food by delivering them straight to your door (with all the English translations and suggested uses). Hopefully we can help inspire you! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I would have to say soy sauce is my favorite ingredient at home. Love the saltiness! I love ordering udon noodle dishes at restaurants but haven’t mastered making them myself.
Soy sauce adds a wonderful salty umami flavor to any dish and we’ve included a few varieties of udon noodles in the past (five grain and mozuku to name a couple). Thank you for entering and good luck!
i love wasabi
Us too! Have you had a chance to try real wasabi straight from the root? Thank you for entering and good luck!
no but i want to where can i get this root from?
I actually do a lot of Japanese cooking – luckily we have a huge Japanese market (Mitsuwa Marketplace) not far from us, so I have access to so many things. The top staple at my house is shoyu (Japanese soy sauce). I also always have a bottle of mirin, miso, and dashi granules on hand at all times. r
Hi Linda! Sounds like you have all the staples! All our products are chemical free and many can’t be found outside of Japan. We like to offer products that aren’t readily available even at places like Mitsuwa. Thank you for entering and good luck!
This is a beautiful kit. I love Japanese cooking; but have never mastered it. This giveaway would be a great start.
Thank you Marie! We like to make enjoying Japanese food easy and fun. We provide all the English translations and suggested uses to make it easy to start enjoying these new flavors. Thank you for entering and good luck!
My favorite Japanese ingredient is soy sauce.
We included a very unique soy sauce in our Fall Seasonal Delights Care Package that is made using 200 year old traditions. Each bottle takes three years to make and is attended to twice a day by master brewers. Thank you for entering and good luck!
What a great idea!
I was just reading earlier today about peoples strong feelings, positive or negative, about Natto! I am in the positive camp, but it has to be a tasty Natto brand mixed with good soy sauce.
Yafa, I also LOVE natto! You should try it with chopped avocado, bonito flakes and soy sauce, it’s the best!
So happy to hear you enjoy natto Yafa! You’re definitely right is saying one either loves it or hates it. We included a sun dried natto in a recent Care Package that doesn’t have the stringiness and is less pungent. Thank you for entering and good luck!
I love Miso.
We love the umami taste of miso too! Thank you for entering and good luck!
Love your recipes and love this giveaway. Great for you to offer a gift that gives some of the ingredients for your great recipes.
Thank you Annemarie, I am indeed very excited about this giveaway!
Thank you for your kind words Annemarie! Caroline definitely has some great repines that would turn out terrific using our special products. Thank you for entering and good luck!
Miso is my favorite.
We love the umami flavor of miso too! Thank you for entering and good luck!
I started to do a ‘mindful eating’ a couple of weeks ago. Very hard but helpful to my road to a healthy eathing habits.
This is so great to hear Yonga. There are so many fad diets that come and go, but a lot of the core Japanese traditions and values around eating is what makes their food so healthy. Thank you for entering and good luck!
Yay! They do ship to Hungary. Which is where I am. 🙂
My favorite Japanese ingredient is – as boring as it sounds – definitely soy sauce because it’s so versatile and can be incorporated in very different types of recipes.
Yes we do Viktoria! We ship to 35+ countries worldwide. Simple is beautiful in Japanese cuisine and soy sauce can have such depth and flavor. Thank you for entering and good luck!
Wow so fun to try diverse foods.
Thank you Daneilia! Part of the enjoyment of our Care Packages is trying new tastes and flavors that are easy to enjoy with all the English translations and suggested uses. Thank you for entering and good luck!