Last time I posted, last September, I was still looking for a job after graduating from college. Well about a week later, I finally found a part time job in retail. And just about a week after that, I was offered a job to be a personal chef for a doctors office, to make lunch for 20 people daily. This allowed me to start my own small business, offering personal chef services and selling baked goods.
The doctors office had a completely different way eating than I was used too – Macrobiotic, Vegan, and Gluten-Free. Vegan and gluten-free were pretty simple to figure out, information and books readily available. But macrobiotic was a whole lot more difficult. Like for most things, I turned to Google for help. Unfortunately, it wasn’t much help at all. There were very few links explaining what macrobiotic eating actually was, what foods to eat, what foods not to eat, NOTHING. After that I spoke with the nutritionist at the office, she told me what ingredients to avoid and how to include enough protein in their lunches.
I took that information and spent hours looking for recipes, which was still difficult. I figured out that the easiest thing to do was to take normal recipes and make them fit the criteria. I switch out veggies, add beans, switch out non gluten free grains/pastas for the gluten free options, and use veggie broth instead of chicken broth. I even figured out how to make breaded tempeh tenders and tempeh salad, to replace their chicken counterparts.
Over the last year, I’ve figured out how to simplify the process. I thought I would use this blog to share what I’ve learned and share easy recipes that I have found or written myself. I want it to be easier for people for find recipes, that are actually labeled for these diets, than it was for me. I have plenty of main dishes, side dishes, snacks, breakfast items, and dessert recipes to share.
Currently, I am working full time cooking, so I’m going to do my best to publish 1 to 2 posts per week.
If you have any ingredient requests, questions, or anything else, please feel free to contact me!