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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 […]

Coming Soon! Spring Challenge 2016 :)

Coming Soon! 7th Annual Spring Challenge! Please join me starting May 1st and enjoy a fresh new (or old favourite) recipe every day for a month..  Bring on the spring.

Spring Challenge Day-13 Watercress Salad

Watercress, Pistachio and orange blossom salad by –Yotam ottolenghi 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, more to taste 1 teaspoon orange-blossom water Salt and black pepper to taste 3 1/2 cups watercress, thick stalks removed Scant 1 cup basil leaves 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves 1/4 cup dill 1/4 cup tarragon leaves […]

Spring Challenge Day 3- Green Rolls

Green Rolls 1 big bunch of collard greens, steamed 2-3 carrots boiled whole , cut in half length wise 1/4 tsp umeboshi paste 1tsp toasted sesame seeds 1/4  Cup caramelized red onions (made with olive oil and a touch of maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt) bamboo sushi mat Steam or blanch collard […]