"O-ishi" is how you say delicious in Japanese. Having lived there for 2 years and deeply studied the science of macrobiotic cooking while there, oishi came out a lot! This recipe highlights one of the most delicious root vegetables I ate there and was delightfully surprised to see these at the Green City Market in Chicago (grown by Nichols Farm and Orchard) and seasonally at Whole Foods. This recipe is a great segway in to cooking Japanese food without cane sugar and moving into more nutritious varieties of seaweed.satsumaimo japanese sweet potato hijiki
The kitchen is the heart of our dwelling spaces and our yoga practices can take root in the very preparation of a meal. The following offerings of recipes are from my heart to yours and I hope you enjoy them in the best of health.
It has been my aim to create recipes inspired by seasonal foods with omission of dairy, meat, eggs and refined sweeteners. This is not based on a judgement of those ingredients, but simply a reflection of my personal interests and abilities.
Cooking has always been a part of my life and was my first exposure to the heart of yoga. The kitchen was a gathering place and a space to be nourished. My Italian mother and grandparents extensively gardened and delighted in the process of taking something from it’s purist form and shifting it to bring out it’s best qualities was a daily ritual.
I offer my deepest gratitude to my family for exposing me to the passion and integrity of whole foods cooking in this collection of recipes. As my Mom would say, Mangia!