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Madonna’s Diet Is the Hardest I Have Ever Tried - The Cut

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I was not shocked by this diet. I could totally do it. Instead of being revolted, I was wishing the author posted a couple recipes, because I really, really wanted to try them. 

Yes, why DIDN'T they post recipes? Come on!

Madonna follows a very strict macrobiotic diet that abolishes the consumption of wheat, eggs, meats, and dairy, and extolls the benefits of something called “sea vegetables.” You were expecting this woman to mess around? She does not mess around.  

In order to follow Madonna’s actual diet as closely as possible, I buy a cookbook written by Madonna’s former private chef Mayumi Nishimura (who now is a sort of public apostle of macrobiotic living). It is appropriately titled Mayumi’s Kitchen and details various macrobiotic meals she used to serve Madonna and Madonna’s starving passel of backup dancers. Madonna wrote the foreward to the book. I am going to follow Mayumi’s “10 Day Detox Diet.” I hope it won’t kill me. Some of the recipes, like “Tofu Tartar Sauce” and “Sauerkraut With Thyme,” sound a little suspect. I plan to do some of the recipes out of order for this reason. I want to save the sauerkraut until the bitter end, for example. 

I'm beginning to think I need a personal chef.

What are you eating on a daily basis? I have a tiffen box. I pack it the night before, and snatch it in the morning... I also have some little containers that nest bento-style (fake bento--I arranged the sizes and bought $2 fake tupperware) so I can do the same, depending on what I'm eating. I'll often make bowls of salads (yes, chopped salads) and such to use for a few days.  

I eat whatever's around. I'm not a planner. A lot of eggs, fruits and vegetables whenever I can.

I try to cook and plan for extended periods of time...then I load up containers to grab and snatch for the  week. I find you can make 4-5 salads and snack them up, loading them w variety. I also have bowls of things--hummus, quinoa, tabouleh, tofu scrambles, bean medleys... that go readily into what my husband calls my "coal miner's lunchbox," (actually a tiffen box) and then it's ready. Otherwise, what'll happen is I'll work till I have to leave, then I'll grab two apples and a bag of almonds and say "That's what I'll want later." I never want that later. Then I'm stuck. 

This week: Sesame rice noodles, a Spanish pork dish I've adapted to chickpeas, hummus, homemade pierogis, caprese, and whatever salad that spinach turns into...probably candied walnut, apple, and honey goat cheese. Yum:)

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