I have many Japanese cookbooks as it is a cuisine I really enjoy. I also never feel guilty eating it as it is much healthier than other cuisines. The recipes are based on the Shoku-Iku way. It makes sure that meals include five colours, five tastes and textures and come from one of the five food groups. Eating a variety is a healthy lifestyle choice. I am currently teaching a diabetes program developed by the Canadian diabetes Association that also embraces those principle. It is being mindful when eating, trying to vary the diet and not over eat. That is sometimes harder than it sounds.
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.