Wieke Nelissen (Netherlands),
is co-director of the Kushi Institute of Europe together with her husband Adelbert. Wieke has taught macrobiotic cooking, women's health, and family health all over Europe for over 30 years. She has written many articles on cooking and authored the Summer Conference 2004 Cookbook. Her classes are very practical, focused on quick, dynamic, and tasty dishes for better health. Wieke has five children and six grandchildren.
Oriental Tempeh Dishes Westernized
Tempeh, originally from Indonesia, and thus known in Holland already for a long time, is a food rich on Vitamin B12. (Natural made tempeh has more than horsemeat!). In this class: tasty tempeh dishes with a touch from East and West.
The Costs of a Macrobiotic Meal in Time and Money
In this class Wieke will cook a meal and explain you what all the ingredients will cost by weight. You will discover that a balanced macro meal is not expensive and that the preparing is not time consuming. A win-win situation!
Starring: Fibre Rich Greens
Hard leafy green vegetables should be present in each meal. They stimulate your digestion, clean your body from toxins and fat accumulation, and provide you with the necessary nutrients for health. Variety in preparation is needed and a variety of tastes can easily be obtained with the use of shoyu, mirin, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and more. Wieke will especially show some Chinese dishes, since the Chinese are experts on green vegetables. They grow 80% of world’s crop and eat it all.
Aging Healthy and Happy
Around the age of 70 most people start to develop health problems. To avoid problems and stay in good health, it is wise to eat well-balanced meals, adjusted to your age. Dishes for bone and joint problems, dishes for better energy and flexibility, for better digestion and a clear mind.
Chinese Dim Sum
Dim Sum are small bites of food, sometimes wrapped, sometimes deep-fried, sometimes steamed, always delicious. With the use of vegetables, noodles, tofu and seitan, including some smart wrapping materials; Wieke will show you a variety of these tasty side dishes.
North African Bean Dishes
Wieke will prepare harira soup, lentil salad, and other hearty bean dishes for warmer days or special occasions, using the typical North African herbs and tastes. Hart warming food!
Tempura is cheap, easy to prepare and most delicious, for young and old. Wieke will show the secrets of a perfect dough, the best choice of vegetables and the most attractive cutting styles. Several dips will be prepared as well.