Last night J. and I went back to a new favorite restaurant, Souen. A longstanding "macrobiotic institution" in Manhattan, Souen is classic macrobiotics, with its blend of simple seasoning, complementary foods, easy to digest ingredients, and mostly vegan approach (macrobiotics does incorporate fish; still, for a vegan/vegetarian, macrobiotic restaurants can be very exciting places to dine).
Here is our dinner: broccoli and shredded tofu with carrot sauce (front) and kombucha squash with tofu and vegetables with tahini sauce (rear).
Sublime! What I love about macrobiotics is this is inherently very flavorful* food without the usual GERD triggers -- no spicy ingredients, no salt, and no fats. Our food all settled quickly and neither J. nor I felt any negative after-feelings that can sometimes happen after a meal out. NO regurgitation overnight for me, either! :)
I feel especially good this morning -- just a slight food in throat feeling -- what IS that, anyhow? why does this persist every day? I am starting to wonder if I am imagining it, or if it is more related to "stress" than any food related triggers.
RESOURCE: Meta list of macrobiotic websites
*Some people think macrobiotic cooking is too stark -- too bland compared with "regular" cooking. Since we've cut salt way down and tend to cook simply ourselves, this approach is just perfect for me. I think diners need to put aside their expectations and let the gentle flavors emerge.