Welcome to Secrets of a Kitchen Wizard!

My name is Mari Suzuki, and I am the author of “Kitchen Wizard Flexipes: Simple Time-Saving Secrets for Tasty Global Cuisine”. I am not a chef, nor a nutritionist. I am a Kitchen Wizard.  An infinite array of delicious dishes come out of the thin air of my kitchen in no time — as if whipped up by a magical wizard.

I consider myself a Cooking Optimization Expert, not because I have a fancy culinary degree, but because I’m just plain passionate about eating great food from all over the world, and figuring out how to make a variety of healthy, tasty dishes at home with the least amount of time, effort, and money. A quick and cheap alternative to traveling across the globe!  Having grown up in Tokyo, Japan, the love of efficiency and delicious, nutritious food runs in my blood. Applying what I learned as Global Logistics Consultant at Federal Express, and as a Systems Engineer at IBM, I created the most simple, flexible and efficient home-cooking process called the Kitchen Wizard Method — great for any kitchen, cuisine, or diet.

I can eat like a football player (according to my father-in-law, a former-quarterback from University of Wisconsin), yet amazingly my weight and energy are at the same levels from when I was 25 — even though I’m now 50.  The secret to my health – and happiness – is a balanced diet, food made at home from whole ingredients, and most of all, my Flexipe (flexi-ble reci-pe) bases you find on this site and in my book.

By following my Kitchen Wizard Secrets, you too soon will feel like a wizard in the kitchen!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ann-Kristin King July 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Great Mari,I will forward this to my clients,

2 mari July 20, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Hi Ann-Kristin! Welcome and thank you for your comment, and survey response.
If there’s anything I can be of help, just leave me a comment on my blog.
Come visit and leave me a comment again!

3 Kana Matsumura January 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm


It was so nice to see you again at Japan Society event this week! I completely agree with you. It would be great if I can simplify my daily life. It would be more confortable and enjoyable. I look forward to seeing you in near future!


4 tinagleisner February 6, 2010 at 7:10 am

I really like your concept to eat healthy but also save time and money using what you already have. Hope to connect regarding my upcoming Assn of Women Home Owners, who I think would really like what you’re doing.

PS I lived in Tokyo for 3+ years, and loved it although my food preference remain western … except for my rice (I didn’t understand why everyone talked about sneaking their own rice in when we first moved there).

5 mari February 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

Hi Tina,
Welcome and thank you for your comment. I’d definitely love to connect w/ you re: you upcoming event/Assn. Send me an email at mari@kitchenwizardmari.com and we can discuss how we can help each other (and talk about your experience in Tokyo!).

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