About Kushi's Kitchen

Company Overview

KUSHI'S KITCHEN is a green company with studios in Minneapolis, MN and NYC. We are a Natural Foods Cooking School and Macrobiotic Center with studios in Minneapolis, MN and NYC. Kushi's Kitchen offers a variety of educational programs for individuals, groups, and companies.

Sessions and programs are available in person and via phone and Skype.

Kushi's Kitchen also provides pro-bono work and educational programs in Africa and throughout the USA.


Kushi’s Kitchen is a green company dedicated to excellence in teaching the macrobiotics principles, holistic health with natural nutrition, and sustainable lifestyle solutions to further personal health, and a peaceful and healthy world.

Macrobiotic counseling sessions
Long-Distance Holistic Health with Natural Nutrition study programs
Cooking Classes
Lectures and Seminars
Macrobiotic Natural Foods education

Book: Embracing Menopause Naturally
DVDs: Eleven Macrobiotic Natural Foods Cooking Instruction DVDs

The Founder and Director of Kushi's Kitchen
Gabriele Kushi, BFA, MEA, CHC, AADP, is an internationally renowned lecturer and recognized expert on healing with natural foods and Macrobiotics with 30+ years of experience in her field.

She is the author and photographer of the book Embracing Menopause Naturally (Square One Publishers), and 11 cooking class videos, and is often featured on radio talk shows and quoted in the media and on the worldwide web. She published articles and is reviewed among others in the Natural Health Magazine, Taste for Life, Essential Wellness, and Das Grosse Leben Magazine in Germany.

Gabriele has dedicated her live to the Healing Arts, sustainable living, indigenous healing, spirituality, research, and Macrobiotics, developing from a young woman into an authority on macrobiotics and alternative wellbeing.

She is a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Macrobiotic certified Counselor and Cooking Teacher and holds a Bachelor of fine Arts Summa Cum Laude in Photography and Native American Studies. She is a graduate of the Kushi Institute, with advanced training with the Institute’s founders foremost macrobiotic teachers Michio and Aveline Kushi. Gabriele holds certifications on macrobiotic philosophy, counseling, cooking, and Oriental face evaluation, and is certified by the Macrobiotic Educators Association.

In the early 80th while studying at the Kushi Institute, Gabriele was an intern at her teachers Michio and Aveline Kushi’s study house in Boston, USA. For 7 years, she assisted at Michio Kushi’s counseling sessions and during Aveline Kushi’s cooking classes, and worked as their personal house chef. Their son Haruo L. Kushi and her have been married and have one daughter.

Gabriele also graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University Teachers College, NYC, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and coaching techniques.

Gabriele serves on the advisory board of Earth Save International, is the Chair of the Aveline Kushi Peace Foundation, and received the 2009 Aveline Kushi award. She collaborates with Native American medicine women and healers, and hosts spiritual leaders from Africa. Her work brings her often back to her native Germany, and she works in Europe, Japan, Hawaii and throughout the United States. She does non-profit work in Africa, supporting traditional ways of eating and teaching about natural foods nutrition and wellbeing.







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The best seller “Embracing Menopause Naturally” by Gabriele Kushi is for women of all ages. The stories, the cutting edge scientific research, herbal and natural food wisdom, and the tasty recipes nurture all ages. This book is for women from her mid-thirties to well into her wisdom age. Order your book now.

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