An alkalizing, rustic diet that is reputed to detoxify the body. This food is truly earthy and its healing properties have been beneficial in the prevention of and fight against illnesses.*
Macrobiotic diets focus on the elemental and energetic properties of ingredients. Such a regimen will contain miso, grains, protein, as well as vegetables from land, sea and earth.
A sample macrobiotic day:
Breakfast: Baked cardamom cinnamon quinoa with apricots, pecans and pumpkin seeds; adzuki miso.
Lunch: Japanese style tempeh with miso encrusted greens, hijiki and roasted vegetable puree.
Dinner: Shiitake gravy over roasted carrots, parsnips and herbed polenta, miso wakame corn chowder with wild cod or mock lamb (seitan).
Dessert: Pineapple couscous cake with blackberries or a gluten free alternative of coconut almond date balls or mixed berry kanten.
*I am a chef specializing in wholesome, organic and natural foods—not a doctor. My meal plans are in no way intended as a substitute for medical advice.