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Benefits of Vitamin E

On your plate: almonds, leafy greens of a wide variety (like kale, watercress, choi sum, collards, mustards, spinach, etc.) Benefits: Helps protect and repair skin Reduces redness and irritation

Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A: promotes the health of eyes and skin. increases immunity to infections and reduces free radicals. protects against tumors, especially lung. improves skin texture and reduces age spots. Natural sources include: carrots, winter squash (kabocha, butternut, etc), rutabaga, other yellow-orange vegetables, broccoli, kale, and other dark green leafy vegetables, and nori.

Berried Treasure

I always make a point to purchase Kula strawberries when I’m in the grocery store to support the production of local produce. Here’s a great way to prepare them for dessert: Balsamic Macerated Strawberries 2 pounds strawberries, sliced thin1 T brown rice syrup, optional2 tsp organic balsamic vinegar (best quality you can afford)8 to 10 […]

Things I Love

Just wanted to share some of the things that I’ve been recently enjoying: 1. Homemade granola with organic oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, coconut, and maple syrup.2. Raw kale salad with dino kale, carrots, cucumbers, red pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, organic tamari, and local tomatoes.3. Alter Eco Dark Chocolate with Quinoa 4. Red wine5. […]

Macrobiotic Philosophy & Radiation Exposure

This information is from John Kozinski at the Kushi Institute:Concerned About Nuclear Radiation Fallout? Kushi Institute senior teacher and macrobiotic counselor John Kozinski shares timely information on this important issue. Ideas to Protect Yourself from Harmful Radiation As the crisis in Japan unfolds, there is uncertainty about possible radiation that may affect Japan and the […]

Macrobiotics on Maui and Kauai

One of my goals this year has been to reach out and work with people on the neighbor islands. This is coming to fruition with: an article in Maui Time another cooking class set up for early summer on Kauai Happy spring!

Leslie and Alan Wong Jammin’ in the Kitchen

One of my favorite people here in Hawaii is Alice Inoue whom I met about 6 years or so ago when I had just come back from Japan and started teaching macrobiotics. She had mentioned that her partner is Alan Wong and right then and there I set the intention to someday work with him […]

Leslie in Hawaii Hospitality Magazine Nov 2010

This says: “Who are Hawaii’s most promising culinary talents? Here’s a sampling of the current crop of standouts. Each person is uniquely brilliant, believes in the farm-to-table approach to cuisine, and has a bit of wisdom to share about the industry. These are 12 stars you need to watch!” by Jason Soeda