Monday, March 18, 2013

Japanese Coastal Cuisine (Sea Vegetable) Cooking class at Yummy

I had the pleasure of teaching about Japanese Coastal Cuisine (Sea Vegetables) at the Yummy All-Star Vegan Chefs Cooking Class in Pasadena, CA, on Saturday, March 16. Yummy classes are held on Saturdays at the Throop Unitarian Church.

The menu of recipes included: Mermaid Cucumber Salad with mixed sea vegetables, Crispy Kombu Chips, Lemon Mousse using agar agar, sushi rolls,  and Miso Soup with baby spring vegetables.

The class not only was held live, but video taped and I did an extensive interview afterward.

If you are interested in Yummy vegan chef cooking classes  visit

The next our events will be 
1. Spring Vegan Macrobiotic Potluck on April 13, 2013
Ocean Park & 25th street, Santa Monica, CA

2. Also Seasonal Spring cooking class on April 28, 2013
at Studio Mugen,  2610 23rd St., Santa Monica, CA. 

Check more classes and events on

Preparing sushi
Miso soup with spring vegetables

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Springing into Spring!

March 20 is the vernal Equinox, the official start of spring. This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.

We have Various upcoming activities to welcome spring and to help us adjust our own mind, bodies and spirits to the changing of seasons.  These macrobiotic events include:

Japanese Coastal Cuisine cooking class
Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church
300 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA
This class is presented by Yummy and you can sign up at

Macrobiotic Healing for Women
Topics include: spring detox for women, cooking for allergy and skin,  and the new moon for women
Sunday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
Seed Kitchen
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA

Macrobiotic Lifestyle Support Group
Join with other people with macrobiotic interest to share experiences.
Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Seed Kitchen
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA

Knitting Club at Seed Kitchen
Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Seed Kitchen
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA

Spring Vegan Macrobiotic Potluck
Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.
See meetup suggestions for participation
Studio Mugen
2610 23rd St. Santa Monica, CA
For additional information please visit and search for Vegan Macrobiotic Meetup.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Healthy Taste of L.A.

Seed Kitchen participated in the Healthy Taste of L.A. Sunday, March 3, at the south Bay Adventist Church in Redondo Beach.

Eric and I had a great time reuniting with many friends and meeting new friends.  Event producer Chef A.J. and chef Ramses Bravo made gluten-free, vegan brownies for everyone to eat at the intermission.

The main presentation was given by Dr. Michael Greger from Nutrition Facts.  Dr. Greger’s presentation focused on “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.”  He talked scientifically, passionately and with great humor about the top 15 causes of death in the United States and the world.  Interestingly enough, he showed that all but one were caused by a meat-based diet. He also showed how a plant-based diet could prevent, heal or reverse many of the diseases. 

We were happy to be a part of the activities. If you missed this event, Seed Kitchen also will be presenting at the Healthy Taste of Ventura on Sunday, April 7, in Camarillo, California.  We hope to see you there.  If you need more information click here: