Happy Heart Month

Here are some heart-healthy tips for you to celebrate February’s Heart Health Month: 1. Laugh and be happy! Happiness helps your heart 2. Have a supportive social network and spend time with positive people. Loneliness and depression are linked to heart disease 3. Reduce your stress (meditate, exercise) Get your heart out of fight or flight […]

The Year End Ritual

As we rapidly approach 2016, I’m reflecting. A few years back, Melanie Waxman, one of my favorite macrobiotic teachers and chefs, suggested that I write down ten goals that I accomplished in the past year as well as ten goals for the new year to come. Since then, each year, I spend time reviewing how things have […]

Osechi Ryori Photos

I’ve put together a set of photos that highlight some of the deliciousness I learned during my macrobiotic studies in Japan. Some of the dishes are pictured here.  The dishes eaten during the first few days of the New Year are intended to bring more abundance, happiness, longevity, and health into your life. All of these recipes were vegan […]

Lucky Foods For The New Year * Osechi Ryori

When I lived in Japan, one of the tastiest menus that I learned was how to prepare the traditional New Year’s food. First introduced during the Heinan Period, osechi-ryori is basically a bento (boxed lunch) prepared in advance, stored in a cool place, and reheated when it is to be eaten during the first three […]

Students at First Vegetarian School Find Better Health and Academic Success

Students at First Vegetarian School Find Better Health and Academic Success By Naomi Imatome-Yun Posted on June 3, 2015 in Success Stories PS224Q, a public school in Flushing, Queens (New York), was the first public non-charter school in America to offer students an all-vegetarian menu. The all-vegetarian plan (which includes breakfast and lunch) was launched […]

World Meat Free Day – June 15

It’s a fact If our target of 10 million people swap the meat in one of their meals for a plant based protein on World Meat Free Day, the impact would be extraordinary**. It would: Reduce enough CO2 emissions to drive around the world 2,438 times** Save 885 million calories… …And 48 tonnes of Sat […]

Spring Dishes – Photos

These are various dishes that I have recently cooked for customers (or myself). Enjoy, and of course, please let me know if you would like me to cook for you!    

Easter Brunch Treats

My spring cleaning has unearthed a bunch of gems, including recipes that I haven’t ever made.  While I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand for the original recipe, I improvised so that I could make these vegan broccoli and pepper jack biscuits for Easter brunch. Step 1 – Assemble wet and dry ingredients […]

Pantry Must-Haves for Macrobiotic Cooking

For healthful and varied macrobiotic cooking, I recommend these following items. Don’t know what they are or what to do with them? Try a Google recipe search and see what pops up (or better yet, let me teach you how)! Stocking these in your pantry helps make cooking easier so you can just pull out […]