Simple, Balanced, Delicious & Fun!
Cooking to Support a Healthy Life
Recent Recipes and Tips from Chef Rachel
This summery salad is sweet and refreshing, loaded with fresh figs, crunchy fennel, and salty almonds!
This recipe is essential for making delicious nori rolls at home!
Top 10 tips to ease the transition from winter into spring, give support to the liver and gall bladder, and set yourself up for a healthy year ahead!
This salad is bright, clean, and refreshing. Perfect for spring!
Chef Rachel Z
Natural Foods Culinary Instructor, Chef and Macrobiotic Counselor
Cooking is a way of sharing love for life and food with others. Macrobiotic cooking, in particular, is the art of living a “great life”—creating radiant health through balanced eating and lifestyle choices. My personal practice includes a combination of a macrobiotic, whole foods diet, gentle yoga, nature walks, outdoor swimming.
I offer private and group cooking classes, macrobiotic health consultations, boutique catering, and personal chef services. I specialize in macrobiotic, gluten-free, vegan, and other special diets aimed at disease prevention and reversal. I am passionate about guiding individuals to make gradual changes that will offer lasting health benefits.
I also teach Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic cooking classes at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, including weekend public classes and professional culinary training modules.
I specialize in health-conscious cuisine with a focus on vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and Macrobiotic foods. I enjoy making ethnic-inspired dishes with fresh herbs, spices, and whole foods ingredients from Latin America, the Mediterranean, India, and Japan. I also love to prepare farm-to-table meals that are all-American, using the best of what is locally grown.
I look forward to sharing my love of food and health with you.