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Spring Challenge 2016 Day -19 That Time Of The Month Drink

That Time Of The Month Drink- By Jessica Porter ” This drink is great for menstrual cramps because it helps relax the liver meridian, which runs through your uterus and overies. Sounds crazy? Try it. It wont be quite like taking a pill, but you’ll find that it helps relax that whole area of your […]

Spring Challenge Day 29 – Kinpira

Kinpira By Jessica Porter 1-2 Tablespoons of toasted sesame oil 1 Medium burdock root, cut into fine matchsticks 2 Medium carrots, cut into fine matchsticks 1 Pinch sea salt 2 Tablespoons spring water Shoyu Ginger juice Heat oil in a heavy skillet that has a lid. Saute burdock first, stirring constantly  for about 3 minutes. […]

Spring Challenge Day 28- Nishime

Nishime Vegetables by Jessica Porter   1-Inch piece dried kombu 1 Medium onion, cut into wedges 6 Inches diakon, cut into thick rounds 3 Medium parsnips, cut into thick diagonal slices 2 Medium carrots, cut into 2 inch “logs” Spring water 1/2 Teaspoon shoyu In a heavy pot with a heavy lid(preferably enameled cast iron)place […]

Spring Challenge Day 17- Diakon Rounds With Sesame Sauce

    Diakon Rounds With Sesame Sauce by Jessica Porter- The Milf Diet 1 Cup tahini 3 Tbsp shoyu 2 Large Diakon, cut into 1 inch rounds Sea salt   Mix the tahini with about 1 cup of water and the shoyu. Boil the diakon rounds in water salted with 1 tablespoon of sea salt until […]

Spring Challenge Day 25- Miso Soup

Unfortunately I have no camera this week. Pictures are to follow. This recipe is from the Milf Diet by Jessica Porter Miso soup 2 Dried shittake mushrooms 1 Cup warm spring or filtered water 4 Cups spring or filtered water (or homemade vegetable stock) 2 Tsp wakame flakes One 1-inch piece daikon, thinly sliced into […]


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 […]

Spring Challenge Day -31

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 31 days. Thank you Jessica Porter for helping to feed my family and challenging me with new, fun, whole foods , macrobiotic recipes. I hope that everyone’s recipe repertoire has increased […]

Spring Challenge Day 30 – Seaweed Nut Crunch

Seaweed Nut Crunch 1/3 cup corn oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 cup sliced almonds 1 cup sesame seeds 6 sheets nori seaweed, torn into little pieces 1 tsp. shoyu Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour corn oil and maple syrup into a large skillet. Bring to a frothy boil and add sliced almonds, stir […]

Spring Challenge Day 29- Red Radish Pickles

Red Radish Pickles 6 Red radishes, washed and thinly sliced 1/2 Cup umeboshi vinegar 1 Cup spring water   Place the radish slices in a pyrex cup or mason jar. Pout the liquid over them (no matter the amount, this brine ratio is 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water). Cover the container with gauze […]

Spring Challenge Day 28- Noodles in Broth

Noodles In Broth -Also Ingrids 11th Birthday!   I told Ingrid I would make anything she wanted for her birthday supper. She requested her favorite “Noodles in Broth” ! 1 8-Ounce package udon or soba noodles A 3-inch strip kombu 2 Dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup water for 15 minutes, destemmed, and sliced […]