Photography (c) Akira Saito
A detoxifying soup packed with delicious, nutritious wakame.
"The detoxifying element of this meal is the Wakame Soup with Snow Peas and Ginger. Once after a tour, I was so exhausted I had to stay in bed for a few days. During that period I ate nothing but Wakame Soup and - to my surprise - I recovered quickly".
From Mayumi's Kitchen by Mayumi Nishimura
MACROBIOTICS-the healthy, nature-friendly way of life based on a diet of whole grains, vegetables, and beans-is now a global phenomenon. In recent years a number of Hollywood stars have taken up the macrobiotic diet because of its many benefits, which include higher energy levels, beautiful skin, a tranquil mind, and a greater sense of connection with the universe. In Mayumi's Kitchen, Mayumi Nishimura, the woman who worked for seven years as Madonna's private macrobiotic chef, shares with the world her dazzling recipes.
Mayumi's unique style of cooking is healthful, intuitive, and easy to stick with. She draws her inspiration not only from Japanese food, which she grew up with, but also from Chinese, French, Italian, and any number of other world cuisines, as well as from macrobiotic traditions. She believes that enjoyment, above all, is the key to sustainable healthy eating, and that means adapting her cooking to cosmopolitan tastes.
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This Pad Thai recipe is absolutely delicious. I have kept it as close to the original as I could get whilst making sure it is full of only the best unrefined, healthy and nourishing ingredients.
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