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Spring Challenge 2016 Day 14- Mu Tea

Mu Tea “Mu tea is a special tea named by George Ohsawa and prepared from 9-16 herbs. It contains a little ginseng, a very strong root that we do not otherwise use in macrobiotic cooking. Mu tea is traditionally used for medicinal purposes to strengthen the stomach and reproductive organs, but it may be occasionally […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 13- Apple Cider

Apple cider Hot , cold, yum! Spiced Hot apple cider Ingredients 1/2 gallon apple juice or apple cider 1 cinnamon sticks 2 whole cloves 1 whole nutmeg 1/2 orange peel, cut into strips 1/2 lemon peel, cut into strips (make sure your peel is organic) Directions Pour apple juice/cider into a large stainless steel pot […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 12- Fruit Kvass

1 lg mason jar Apples Ginger Lemon 1 tbsp unpasturized honey Filtered water Fill mason jar 1/4 full with chopped apple, ginger and lemon. Add honey and fill to the top with filtered water. Cover with cheesecloth and let sit at room temperature for 2-3 days. Stir 1-2 times a day. Refrigerate for up to […]

Spring Cooking Challenge 2016 Day 11- Kimchi Caesar

Ok So I dont like tomatoes/tomato juice/clamato juice.. But I have often though because of my savory nature that I would enjoy a caeser! One of my friends and fellow chef colleagues one day was drinking the leftover liquid from making kimchi and I thought…. AH HA! 1oz vodka 6oz kimchi liquid Lemon wedge Celery […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 10- Immune Drink

You can find this amazing (addictive!) immune booster drink at the Charlottetown farmers market! Heart beat organics Flu shot – Heart beets own turmeric & ginger juiced, with local raw honey, organic lemon juice and black pepper! 

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 9 – Green Detox Soup

This is my number one most requested soup recipe! I have one friend who drinks it cold and loves it. Green Detox Soup 1 lg bunch swiss chard, chopped small 1 lg bunch kale, chopped small 1 bunch green onions, chopped small 1/2 bunch cilantro 5-6 cups filtered water 1 tbsp sea salt 2 potatoes, […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 6- Fantastic Flavoured Water

Ok I love just plain old water! Bring me some tasty spring or well water anytime! But, if you are feeling like trying something different… For a super fantastic flavoured water just add some of the following! Cucumber Watermelon Lemon Lime Orange Grapefruit Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Blackberries Pineapple Mint Basil Tarragon Rosemary Sage Add any […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 5- Green Smoothie

Lucy’s choice! Recipe from- Oh She Glows   Green Monster Smoothie 1 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk 1 cup destemmed kale leaves or baby spinach 1 large ripe frozen banana, chopped into chunks 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed Pinch of ground cinnamon 1 scoop […]

Spring Challenge 2016 Day 1-Kukicha Tea

A nice cup of  tea, hot or cold is relaxing and refreshing.     Kukicha Tea Place 11/2-2 tbsp of roasted twig tea in 1 1/2 quarts of water and bring to a boil. When water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for several minutes (for a light tea 2-3 min) […]

Spring Challenge 2016

Tomorrow we will be starting the seventh annual spring challenge.  The last six years went great! We used Aveline Kushi’s book(The Complete Guide To macrobiotic Cooking),  Christina Cooks-Everything You Always Wanted to Know about WholeFoods but were afraid to ask,  The Hip Chick’s guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter. Then it was all about miso soup! all about […]