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Macrobiotic Meal @ Kushi Institute

Macrobiotic Meal @ Kushi Institute

This past week Chad and I ventured up to the Berkshires to Beckett, MA where we attended an overnight at the Kushi Institute. Michio Kushi and his wife Aveline founded the institute in the 70’s as a macrobiotic retreat and training center. People from all walks of life attend the institute since the macrobiotic style of eating has shown to help many diseases such as different types of cancer, IBD and much more.  Read more »

For all of you out there who might be skeptical about trying sea veggies, let me tell you that they are SO healthy for you that it’s worth it to suck up the taste and eat up the nutrients. My favorite sea vegetable is Dulse, which is a red seaweed that grows along the northern coasts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Dulse is becoming widely popular due to its high fiber and protein content. It also contains lots of vitamins and minerals, most importantly vitamin B and iron. This is a great snack for anyone on a vegan diet, or just anyone looking to add some extra nutrients to their diet.

I eat mine raw and right out of the bag! SO yummy. Sometimes I sprinkle mine on top of salad or add it to soup.

Don’t be afraid of the sea veggies, they have a lot to offer nutrient wise, all you have to do is experiment and know what you’re working with.

Another one that is truly magical is kombu. Kombu is high in a wide range of trace minerals and amino acids, including potassium, iodine, calcium, and vitamins A and C, as well as B-complex and glutamic acid – that’s a whole lot of nutrients right there! In my eyes the most effective way to use kombu is to cut off a one inch strip and stick it in any boiling water, whether you’re making a grain, soup or veggies. The great thing about kombu is that it doesn’t alter the taste; it simply adds the nutrients and then gets discarded at the end.

Magical right? Who knew that these sea veggies could be so nourishing?! You can usually find them in the Asian section of your health food store; just ask until you find the right product.

I didn’t know about these veggies until I was shown what they were and how to use them. I don’t blame you if you’ve never even heard of them but I hope you can explore and be open to new experiences. There are lots of other sea veggies to choose from, these are just the ones that I enjoy the most.

I’m headed straight for the dulse right now…