For over 14 years, I’ve posted recipes and cooking videos here because everyone should have access to techniques to make them better cooks. To ensure a recipe improves upon the taste and level of effort required to make it, I can spend days or sometimes weeks researching a dish and its ingredients before developing and iterating on a recipe until I’m satisfied. Then I’ll take another week documenting the techniques and steps through words, photos, and video. Running a website of this size also costs money, and I spend a few thousand dollars a month on services, supplies, developers, and equipment to keep things running smoothly.
This is a labor of love for me, but a lot of time and money goes into producing this content. If you value what I do, here are some ways you can help:
I know not everyone is in a place to contribute financially, but here are other ways you can help.
- By sharing recipes with friends, leaving comments, and rating and liking recipes both here on and YouTube, you send signals to search engines that the content is good and they will show it to more people.
- If you start watching a video, please watch it till the end. Stopping part of the way through a video (even if you plan to watch the rest later) tells YouTube that you don’t like the video and it will be less likely to show it to others. Of course if you hate the video, you don’t have to watch it through.
- I read all of my comments, and positive vibes are always welcome! Food blogging is a solitary endeavor and it’s nice to hear from you, even if it’s just a quick “hello😀”.
The best way you can support my work financially is by becoming a member of No Recipes on Patreon. For as little as the cost of a cup of coffee each month, you can help cover my production costs, and there are different tiers that offer you benefits, such as a weekly recipe that is only available to Patrons, and access to an exclusive Discord community where you can share your kitchen successes and ask me questions. There’s even a tier that gets you and three friends dinner at my place once a year!
If you’re not interested in contributing on an ongoing basis, here are some methods to send a one-time contribution:
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Japanese Ingredient Box
Since moving to Japan, I’ve been on an ongoing quest to seek out the best ingredients that Japan has to offer. I often get asked what my favorite _____ is, but unfortunately, most of Japan’s best products are small-batch and are not exported. To share some of these with you, I’ve teamed up with Kokoro Care Packages to create a package with some of my favorite ingredients that aren’t usually available outside of Japan. The package includes a bottle of 1-year aged yuzu chili, salted konbu, my favorite soy sauce, fantastic nori, and an excellent dashi pack. To help you get started with the ingredients, I’ve also created a recipe booklet with 15 recipes you can make with the ingredients from the package.
Ultimate Bento: Healthy, Delicious and Affordable: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes – I’ve partnered with the co-host of my TV show Bento Expo to co-author a book about Japanese Bento box lunches.