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Pantry Top Five Recipe Edition: Gomasio

What do I stock my pantry with when trying to live a healthy lifestyle? This is a common question that we often ask ourselves. Recently, I shared five pantry staples that are rooted in Japanese tradition and the study of Macrobiotics: gomasio, miso, rice vinegar, umeboshi plum paste, and kuzu. So, you’ve bought these items, […]

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Baby Steps for Better Health: Start with Breakfast

Welcome to our series, “Baby Steps for Better Health,” where we share small food, nutrition, and sustainability tips that go a long way. This month we are sharing tips on how we can add a delicious and nutritional breakfast to our daily routine. “How you start your day is how you live your day. How […]

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Food for Thought

We’ve all got needs. As human beings, we have five basic needs for survival: oxygen, water, food, shelter, and sleep. But to grow, develop, and thrive, we need relationships and social interaction; we need education and knowledge; we need infrastructures and systems; and we need currencies and trade, among so many other needs. Even looking […]

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New Beginnings: Small Efforts for a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s January 2018 and the creation of New Year’s resolutions are in high gear. Though well intentioned, they often start from a place of regret, with negative self-talk, and feeling out of sorts about ourselves for having indulged in excess over the hectic holidays. There is nothing inherently wrong with having a great time and […]

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Faces of NGI: Q&A with Chef Instructor Hideyo Yamada

The NGI community is made up of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. In this series, we’re featuring a staff member or chef instructor to give you a taste of who we are and how we each contribute to creating a quality, health-supportive culinary education. Hideyo Yamada is a chef instructor and certified Holistic […]

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When Things Come Full Circle: Finding My Culinary Path

City-As-School (CAS) figured prominently in my career. I was always an independent student who loved learning, but I had a passion for the kitchen at a very early age that I wasn’t sure how to feed. I had worked in summer employment programs which gave me the confidence to seek out and apply for jobs […]

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