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My compassionate, sustainable sushi recipes and worthless pearls of life wisdom for the 21st Century and beyond.
My sister Mie gives our friends a tour of the newest Future Sushi Especial:



FUTURE SUSHI ESPECIAL 
For the most adventurous palate. A dozen pieces of some of our best sushi creations from the year 2050. Includes a Fire Cracker Sake Bomb, soup, salad, mini Tokyo Fro, Tatsutage, Masala Mame, Nine Spice with Insects, Crinkleberry Brie, Kanibaba, and many more futuristic sushi inventions 45 per person - cannot be shared 
In the year 2050, people will be eating in a way that is not only healthier for their bodies, but also for our whole planet. People will be eating fewer animals, since they will have learned that a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat; they will hunt and farm animals in a way that is more humane. Through the Future Sushi Especial, you will experience a kinder and more caring future, where one of the most popular cuisines that exists–sushi–has evolved to become a way of eating that honors and celebrates all life on Earth. 

My sister Mie gives our friends a tour of the newest Future Sushi Especial:

FUTURE SUSHI ESPECIAL

For the most adventurous palate. A dozen pieces of some of our best sushi creations from the year 2050. Includes a Fire Cracker Sake Bomb, soup, salad, mini Tokyo Fro, Tatsutage, Masala Mame, Nine Spice with Insects, Crinkleberry Brie, Kanibaba, and many more futuristic sushi inventions 45 per person - cannot be shared

In the year 2050, people will be eating in a way that is not only healthier for their bodies, but also for our whole planet. People will be eating fewer animals, since they will have learned that a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat; they will hunt and farm animals in a way that is more humane. Through the Future Sushi Especial, you will experience a kinder and more caring future, where one of the most popular cuisines that exists–sushi–has evolved to become a way of eating that honors and celebrates all life on Earth. 

A wonderful dive for ingredients that not even bad weather could dampen.

These piles of bones are all that was left of Mom’s sunfish dinner. They will be ground up, dried, and made into Omega 3 rich feed that our chickens love to eat. The chickens, by the way, will lay Omega 3 rich eggs as a result. The guts of the fish will be blended with water and mixed into the soil of our garden, inspired by the way Native Americans used to fertilize their gardens of corn, squash, and beans.

These piles of bones are all that was left of Mom’s sunfish dinner. They will be ground up, dried, and made into Omega 3 rich feed that our chickens love to eat. The chickens, by the way, will lay Omega 3 rich eggs as a result. The guts of the fish will be blended with water and mixed into the soil of our garden, inspired by the way Native Americans used to fertilize their gardens of corn, squash, and beans.

My mother hates to be photographed but her voice is captured here as she deftly removed the flesh from the pin bones of a sun fish. Chopsticks are a more precise extension of the finger tips and add dexterity to the eating experience in a way that a fork cannot. Chopsticks are therefore perfectly designed to separate and remove the flesh from a tiny fish. 

My mother’s eyes lit up when we showed her the small fish we caught. When she was a child, her mother fed her small fish. And, when I was a child, everyday my mother would go to the fish market to buy me one small fish to eat. She’d always simmer the fish in broth - just the way you see here. “All the fish that I fed you as a baby has made you strong and smart,” she still says. With the broth that was left from simmering the fish, she boiled tofu for the next day. “Nothing is wasted,” Mom said. It’s amazing how much I continue to learn from my parents. These days I prepare fish, quite often, for my mother. Just like she did for me, to keep her sharp and strong.

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Dinner made from the catches of the day along with greens from Dylan’s yard and tasty invasive pepper plants too!

Dinner made from the catches of the day along with greens from Dylan’s yard and tasty invasive pepper plants too!

There should be law in place allowing chefs to supply their own restaurants with fish that they catch themselves - using pole & line or spear only. It could put a dent on over-fishing by lessening our usage of net caught fish. It could help curb our dependence on inferior quality imported farmed seafood, too, and re-establish the relationship that people have always had with the local food chain. For chef’s like me, it would allow us to serve fish species that are abundant but under-utilized such as the very invasive carp and sea robins. Also, very frankly, commercial fishing licenses, with their high fees and moratoriums on availability, help create a monopoly on wild seafood that rightfully has always belongs to every person, and living thing.

Video: Awesome Dad and husband, Actor, Producer, Conservationist -Dylan Bruno with an octopus he just speared for dinner off the coast of Los Angeles.

One of the biggest problems that the world faces today is the loss of biodiversity due to human behavior. Deforestation is the number one cause for rapid destruction of biodiversity on Earth. Deforestation happens as a result of logging, mining, farming, and even invasive species such as feral hogs and earth worms.

But there is a greater threat to biodiversity than deforestation. It’s the threat that we face of nuclear war. Today, a handful of countries possess enough nuclear warheads to destroy the landmass of the entire planet. In a world, where almost a third of the countries in it are involved in war, peace must be our top priority.

Peace begins within each of us, when we discover compassion for all life on earth. We know that every little thing that we choose to do is related to everything else. Is that strawberry that I am enjoying supporting a system of food production that oppresses millions of poor migrant workers? Does that steak that we are eating contribute to Climate Change and deforestation? Are we are purchasing stuff that’s creating a dangerous world seeped in destructive chemicals, horrifying genetic modifications, or the proliferation of resistant microbes?  

Is our insensitivity to the pain that food animals experience related to our lack of compassion for the suffering that humankind experiences through war, poverty, hunger, disease, and inequality?

Our lives are a rare opportunity to add goodness to the world by helping to ease and not be the cause of the suffering of others, both human and non-human.

I promise myself not to go to that fast food chain restaurant near my house anymore - something yucky I find myself doing sometimes when I am drunk. And, I pledge to the world that I will be more mindful of the food that I eat, each and every bite, without exception.

So, may each bite that we take nourish the world as much as it nourishes our bodies. And may each bite that we take be a Eucharist to peace on Earth.

We eat too many animals. It would be nearly impossible for us to not exceed our protein requirements even if we never ate meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, or soy products  

We eat too many animals. It would be nearly impossible for us to not exceed our protein requirements even if we never ate meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, or soy products