Wieke Nelissen is a leading cooking teacher in the international macrobiotic community and has been an active teacher for over 30 years.
She has written many articles for various macrobiotic publications, and designed many original dishes.
Her recipes are characterized by
simplicity and are easy to prepare, tasty, colorful and family-oriented.
Since 1978, Wieke has been the co-director of the Kushi Institute of Europe, together with her husband Adelbert Nelissen. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.


Wieke can be contacted by email: wieke@macrobiotics.nl




Cucumber Wakame Salad

designed by Wieke Nelissen



October 24


  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons instant wakame
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange-juice
  • 1 slice of orange
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon toasted light sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup warm water


Remove both ends of the cucumber and cut it lengthwise into two. With a small spoon remove the seeds. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and put them in a bowl. Mix in the salt and let them rest for 15 minutes. Soak the wakame in the warm water until it opens completely, in 15 minutes. Place the slice of orange in a bowl. Squeeze out the cucumber and put it on top of the orange. Drain the wakame, you can use the soaking water for cooking beans or vegetables. Mix the wakame into the cucumber and add the orangejuice for taste. Serve with the sesame seeds as a garnish.




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