Spring Challenge Day 14- Miso Soup With Celery

  Celery Miso Soup Recipe by Aveline Kushi   1/2 Cup celery cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 Cup thinly sliced onions 1 Tsp dark sesame oil 1 Quart spring water 11/4 to 11/2 Tablespoons miso 1 Sheet nori, toasted for garnish Saute the celery and onions in the oil. Add enough water or stock to […]

Spring Challenge Day 11- Miso Soup With Broccoli And Sesame Seeds

  Miso Soup With Broccoli And Sesame Seeds   This recipe is by Aveline Kushi from her book Complete guide to macrobiotic cooking.   1 large broccoli stalk 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 1 quart spring water 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds 1 1/4 tablespoons miso — up to 11/2 1 quart spring water The […]

Spring Challenge – Day 2 Basic Miso Soup

YAY MISO MAY!  My kids are really excited about this! Their favorite time of day to have miso is when they get home for school. Let’s start of with the classic. This recipe is by one of my favorite cooks xo     Basic Miso Soup– by Aveline Kushi 1 3-inch piece dried wakame 1 […]


Tomorrow I will be starting the FOURTH annual spring challenge.  The last  three years went great! I used Aveline Kushi’s book(The Complete Guide To macrobiotic Cooking), then Christina Cooks-Everything You Always Wanted to Know about WholeFoods but were afraid to ask. Last year I  choseThe Hip Chick’s guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter.  This year I will be doing […]


                                                         HAPPY HALLOWEEN !    From MacroMom Try these delicious radishes for a spooky treat!  Red radishes and kuzu sauce -by Aveline kushi 1 3-6 inch piece kombu 10 whole red […]

SpringChallenge day 30- Special Menu

Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Save February, with twenty-eight days clear, And twenty-nine each leap year. It’s been 30 days. Thank you Aveline Kushi for helping to feed my family and teaching me the art of healthy macrobiotic cooking. I hope that everyone’s recipe repertoire has increased […]

Spring Challenge day 29-Bancha Tea

Bancha Tea-by Aveline kushi Place 11/2-2 tablespoons of roasted twigs in 11/2 quarts of spring water and bring to a boil. Keep unused twigs in an airtight jar until needed. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for several minutes. For a light tea, simmer 2-3 minutes. For a darker, stronger tea, […]

Spring Challenge Day 28- Kombu Chips

Kombu chips-by Aveline Kushi 4-5 medium sized kombu strips Light sesame oil If very salty dust off the kombu with a wet sponge. Break the kombu into 1 inch pieces. Heat at least 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees in a pot. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add several of the […]

Spring Challenge Day 27- Kanten

Kanten– by Aveline Kushi 2 Cups spring or filtered water 2 Cups apple juice Pinch of sea salt 1 Bar or 6 tbsp agar-agar (follow package instructions) 3 Medium-sized apples, sliced and cored In a pot bring liquids to a boil, gradually stirring in the agar-agar until it dissolves. Reduce heat to low and simmer […]

Spring Challenge Day 26- Baked Trout

Baked Trout– by Aveline Kushi (We were so into the fish I forgot to take a picture when it was beautiful) 3 Tbsp barley miso or white miso 2 Tbsp mirin 3 Tbsp kombu stock or spring water 1 Medium-sized trout, about 10 oz Grated daikon Mix the miso, mirin, and kombu stock or spring […]