Your Retreat Menu
It is my philosophy that food is a central sacred focal point in one’s life, particularly when people are away from home and opening themselves to expansion and growth. Their receptivity is enhanced if all of their senses are awakened with the divinity of the Earth.
This receptivity is further enhanced through beautiful, delicious, organic whole foods. Chef Susan Teton will create nourishing meals that will enlighten and nourish you to the core. The retreat menu is designed to awaken and dazzle the senses beyond the word “diet” by providing foods that the body loves and the palate craves. The dining experience will leave our guests feeling nourished on many levels. They will experience pleasure instead of deprivation, feel complete instead of full and satisfied instead of wanting. Local Green Cuisine is the theme for the chosen foods, which consist of a combination of the highest quality raw, cooked and cultured foods: These yummy foods will come from our organic gardens here in Maui. For those who are on any special dietary program we will design a unique menu that complies with the program.
Chef Teton Culinary Chef-Maui
( Creator of Chef Teton’s Essential Cuisine, DVD Series) Susan Teton Campbell, an evangelist for great food, began her career when she went to work with John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and Healthy at 100. While working with notable health professionals and environmental authors, she co-authored the Healthy School Lunch Action Guide with endorsements from the USDA, California State Child and Nutrition Department, and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. With an award-winning curriculum Ms. Campbell toured the country, inspiring students to choose healthier foods and school to serve them. Convinced that food is a significant factor in rising epidemic of youth-related health issues, Ms. Campbell continues her educational work with a new multimedia project titled Essential Cuisine, a culinary system combining great taste and smart food.
Daily Menu Salad Bar, Sauces and Dressings, Whole Grains, Legumes (Mung, Lentil, Chick Pea), cultured veggies, and one meal with protein entree of local eggs, fish or Venison/Maui Cattle.
Salad Bar: Fresh Organic greens, sprouts, herbs and vegetables with luscious sauces from the highest quality of oils of Flax, Olive, Coconut and Styrian Pumpkin Seed.
Luscious Sauces Include: Lemon Tahini Tamari • Carrot Tahini • Zesty Herb • Savory Chili Spice • Thai Bliss (make with raw almonds)
Vegetables: Side Dishes of Beets, Carrots, Zucchini, Swiss Chard, Kale, or Bok Choy.
Whole Grains: Alkaline grains of Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth will be served with impeccable oils, herbs and salt used for condiments.
Legumes: Mung Beans, Lentils and Chick Peas will be alternated for lunch and dinner side dishes.
Local Squash & Pumpkin: These tasty squashes will be alternated for lunch and dinner side dishes.
Protein: Each Lunch or Dinner menu will have a protein of choice of: fish, venison, meat, poultry (optional as it is not local) and/or eggs.
Cultured Vegetables: Sauerkraut type cultured veggies made from cabbage, kale, carrots and parsley will be served at lunch and/or dinner.
Fresh Fruit: Papaya and Pineapple will be served at each meal for digestive qualities.
Alternate Treat Potentials: Raw Soups, Seed Cheeses, Fruit Sorbets, Raw Cacao Truffles and Mousse.
Beverage: An herbal tea infused with fresh island lemons/limes and fresh local coffee (if desired).
Breakfast (Optional): Fresh local seasonal fruit, Yogurt, Ezekiel Bread, Whole Grain Breads, Butter, Nut Butters and local jams. Coffee & Tea if desired.