Our Nourish program is intended to help your body maximize and maintain its potential for vibrant health.
You start with a macrobiotic staple of miso soup and brown rice for breakfast and then follow with macrobiotically-balanced, whole-foods, plant-based meals for lunch and dinner.*
I wanted to let you know what an amazing and wonderful service you have. As a special education teacher who often puts in long days, and arriving home at the dinner hour, your meals are something wonderful to look forward to! I have suffered for many years with food allergies (wheat and dairy) and have often dreamed of a service such as yours which would enable me to:
enjoy meals that were satisying and delicious
and have meals prepared just for me
I have found most meal delivery plans are very costly, have unhealthy ingredients, and don't have foods I can safely eat. Your service is all of the above and more. You have such caring and wonderful service, being so personable to ensure that your customers are happy and pleased with their food. The delivery option makes it even more worthwile as the last thing a busy professional needs is to "make one more stop" on their way home. For many years I have gone to Whole Foods and spent a fortune on ingredients, identical to yours, then had to find just the right recipe, and chop, peel, and of course clean up. It was exhausting and made me rely on packgaged foods which were expensive, not filling, and unhealthy.
I cannot thank you enough for having this wonderful service. The best part of all is looking forward to my food waiting for me when I come home, knowing it was prepared with care and kindness.*
I just finished a lunch of the Smoked Tofu Salad - delicious! So far so good with the cucumber. I'll let you know if that changes. It seems that your food has a magical effect on my digestion: to this point, I haven't gotten sick from anything.*
I was having severe pain in my abdomen and my doctor diagnosed me with having gall stones. I did not want to have surgery, at least at that time, and she suggested a change in diet might help.
My doctor introduced me to Jeremy and Maria (J&M), who introduced me to the macrobiotic way of eating. They immediately e-mailed information to read about macrobiotics, and sent several simple recipes to get me started.
My husband was willing to change his way of eating with me... and so we started immediately. The recipes from Jeremy and Maria were simple, and once I found the ingredients, with help from J&M, were simple and quick to make. The most difficult part for me was cooking a new way, but once I settled in my mind to look at this as learning to cook for the first time, it became easier. The pain I was feeling in my abdomen was almost gone. J&M spoke with me weekly, encouraged me constantly.
As the weeks went by, more recipes arrived by e-mail, and J&M kept in touch with me. What was helpful is they asked me to keep a journal of what I was eating daily, e-mail it to them, along with questions I had, and they would respond letting me know what I was missing in my diet, and foods to add to it. Recipes were a constant, delicious, easy to make, and very much appreciated.
Soon, my husband and I noticed we were losing weight - what a bonus, especially for my husband who has always struggled with his weight and constantly trying new diets. The bonus.... this wasn't even a diet. We were enjoying what we were eating. We found we had more energy. We never felt that bloated feeling you have when you eat too much at dinner. And some of the recipes were so delicious, that we did eat a lot - just never felt bloated.
Jeremy & Maria taught us how to change our diets without having to become fanatics. We do not miss the foods we removed from our diet, don't even think about them.
J&M taught me a lot about the foods we eat, and how our system digests and uses the nutrients from them. We feel lucky to have met Jeremy and Maria, they have changed the way we look at food, and what to look for when checking ingredients. We are happy to have changed our way of eating and feeling much better about it. Can't even imagine eating the way we used to.
As I look back, J&M made the change in eating go quite smoothly.*
I had a consultation with Jeremy & Maria over the phone and they designed a meal plan to target my specific conditions and then setup to have their personal chef start preparing the food they recommended for me.
I was worried about liking the food, but as soon as my first week of food was prepared for me, my fears went away. The recipes were so delicious that some of them (like the veggie burgers), I loved so much that I was hesitant to share them with my family. I also was not hungry ever and so the experience was not like with diets I had tried in the past. I had so much food, actually, that my daughter even started taking my leftovers to work for lunch. Once she tried the food, she realized, as I did, that it was as enjoyable as eating the food we used to eat before, but with added health benefits.
The improvements in my health were quick to come. At the end of just the first week of food from the meal service, my arthritis pain had significantly improved. After eating like this for a month and a half, I lost 19 lbs. Now after 4 months I have lost 26 lbs. I had suffered for a long time from a lot of pain in my stomach and lower digestive tract. That has completely stopped. I have had trouble for the past few years with my liver and now my tests are suddenly improving as is my diabetes control. The only change I have made is how I eat. I also have developed an overall sensation of feeling better that I found totally unexpected and is almost the best thing I have gotten out of changing the way I eat. From these improvements I am convinced that this is the best way I can be eating and plan to continue eating this way from now, going forward.
After just four weeks using the Macro-Mediterranean personal chef service I now feel well enough to go to the store and cook for myself and my family. Through using the personal chef service I now feel familiar with the food and feel confident that I can learn to make it for myself. I have been given a new lease on life and am enjoying every minute of it.
I hope that my story can help someone else who was suffering like me to get the help they need.*
The Many Benefits of Miso
Miso & Brown Rice Breakfasts
Eating miso soup for breakfast helps wake up the digestive system after hours of rest, and the addition of soft, whole-grain brown rice stabilizes blood sugars, and provides lasting, integral energy throughout the morning.
An Eastern and Macrobiotic tradition. Our miso soup with kale and mushrooms is earthy and warming. It relaxes the stomach and aids in digestion. In the summer we also prepare a cucumber miso that can be enjoyed at room temperature.
Miso is one of the world’s oldest traditional probiotics. Regular consumption up to 3 times a day helps promote healthy intestinal flora that improve digestion, something which macrobiotics holds as fundamental to maintaining good health. Additionally, daily consumption of miso has been shown in studies to have significant protective effects against radiation, hypertension, and breast, colon, lung, liver, stomach and intestinal cancers .
Sample Menu Items
Relax and enjoy as we provide you with a different selection of weight loss dishes from our fresh menu of the week each time you order.
Our set menu for the Nourish program is a 100% plant-based diet and offers great value to those willing to be adventurous, and who do not have special dietary requirements.
All our meals are vegan and dairy-free, but do you need to eat gluten-free, wheat free, nut free, or have specific ingredients you want to avoid?
Tell us your ingredient dislikes and we will setup a fully-customized plant-based menu for you selected from our currently available fresh, and fresh-frozen dishes each time you order.
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