Online Gathering and AGM

Online Gathering and AGM

Gathering and annual AGM by  The Macrobiotic Association    Gathering and annual AGM by  The Macrobiotic Association   Wedneday 31st March, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm   Venue: Online (Zoom) with the MBA   More than an AGM, we’d love to see you at our...
Buckwheat Pilaf

Buckwheat Pilaf

BUCKWHEAT PILAF by Marion Price       BUCKWHEAT PILAF by Marion Price Buckwheat Pilaf Buckwheat is a wonderfully warming and energising grain, good for wintertime especially. It is rich in protein, fibre, minerals and anti-oxidants, has a distinctive taste and is...
Savoury Re-fried Pinto Beans

Savoury Re-fried Pinto Beans

SAVOURY RE-FRIED PINTO BEANS by Marion Price       SABOURY RE-FRIED PINTO BEANS by Marion Price Savoury Re-fried Pinto Beans This is a tasty way to include more beans in your day-to-day eating. Beans are an important source of plant protein, full of fibre and good...
MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Emma Cunis by  Trish Dent MBA SPOTLIGHT: Emma Cunis   by  Trish Dent Emma Cunis is interviewed by Trish Dent Emma, Thank you for joining us today. How did you first hear about Macrobiotics? “It was my mother! My mother became a vegetarian and...
Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Nurturing Nature to feed ourselves by  Ritchie Tennant    Nurturing Nature to feed ourselves by  Ritchie Tennant There is a place where baskets are filled with colourfully packaged hyper-processed edible substrates, force fed vegetables and meat, and homogenous bread...
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time by  Ariel Perea        The Gift of Time by  Ariel Perea As I see it, a big door was opened in front of our eyes last year. Contrary to common perception, for me, outside in the world lies restriction while, fortunately, being at home is freedom....
Festive Feasts

Festive Feasts

Festive Feasts by  Trish Dent        Festive Feasts by  Trish Dent We have all faced the most unexpected of challenges this year. What better way to round off the year and herald in the new — season, year or whatever festivity you choose to celebrate —...
Jewelled Green Salad

Jewelled Green Salad

JEWELLED GREEN SALAD       JEWELLED GREEN SALAD Jewelled Green Salad Start any meal with fresh, bitter greens to stimulate your digestive juices. Balance the bitterness with a dressing containing sweet, sour, salt, umami. 6 RadishesUmi plum seasoning1 tbsp Olive Oil½...
Aduki Bean Truffles

Aduki Bean Truffles

ADUKI BEAN TRUFFLES   by Maria Serrano       ADUKI BEAN TRUFFLES   by Maria Serrano Aduki Bean Truffles A great recipe to make with children, but mind the beetroot juice! 1 cup cooked and drained Aduki beans2 tbsp Hazelnut butter¾ cup Rice syrup2 cups ground...
Chocolate Yule Cake

Chocolate Yule Cake

CHOCOLATE YULE CAKE   by Marion Price       CHOCOLATE YULE CAKE   by Marion Price Chocolate Yule Cake with Coconut Maple Frosting 1½ cups white spelt (or unbleached white wheat flour)½ cup of cacao powder2 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda¼ tsp sea salt1 cup maple...
Spice-infused Poached Pears

Spice-infused Poached Pears

SPICE-INFUSED POACHED PEARS   by Anna Freedman       SPICE-INFUSED POACHED PEARS   by Anna Freedman Spice-infused Poached Pears I have loved teaching my delicate, festive, spice-infused poached pear recipe over virtual cookery workshops and participants have delighted...
Light Christmas Pudding

Light Christmas Pudding

LIGHT CHRISTMAS PUDDING   by Anna Mackenzie       LIGHT CHRISTMAS PUDDING   by Anna Mackenzie Light Christmas Pudding Involve any family members you can in the making of the pudding, asking them to make a wish as they take a turn stirring with that wooden spoon. Make...
Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage

SWEET AND SOUR PURPLE CABBAGE   by Anna Mackenzie       SWEET AND SOUR PURPLE CABBAGE   by Anna Mackenzie Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage 3 medium onionsSunflower or sesame oil½ medium purple cabbagehandful sultanasumeboshi plum or pasteWakame (optional)apple...
Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts

Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts

BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH WALNUTS   by Anna Mackenzie       BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH WALNUTS   byAnna Mackenzie Christmas Sprouts with Walnuts 3 handfuls Brussel sprouts2 handfuls whole WalnutsSea salt1 Red pepper100 g TofuRice vinegarOlive oilShoyuKuzu Take each sprout and...
Oliver’s Mince Pies

Oliver’s Mince Pies

OLIVER’S MINCE PIES    by Oliver Cowmeadow        OLIVER’S MINCE PIES   by Oliver Cowmeadow  Oliver’s Mince Pies Mincemeat1½ cups chopped apple1¼ cups raisins1 cup apple juice (fresh or made from concentrate)zest and juice of 1 orangezest of 1 lemon1...
Tofu “Turkey” with Stuffing and a Mushroom Gravy

Tofu “Turkey” with Stuffing and a Mushroom Gravy

TOFU TURKEY WITH STUFFING AND A MUSHROOM GRAVY   by Maria Serrano       TOFU TURKEY WITH STUFFING AND A MUSHROOM GRAVY   by Maria Serrano Tofu “Turkey” Tofu “turkey”1.2 kg organic tofu (preferably firm)2 -3 tbsp of chopped fresh herbs: thyme (oregano, rosemary, sage,...
How did Blandine’s garden grow?

How did Blandine’s garden grow?

Handy hints for storing pumpkins by  Trish Dent    Handy hints for storing pumpkins by  Trish Dent   If you’ve grown your own, or if you are selecting from home-grown pumpkins and wish to store them, when cutting them off the plant, keep a piece of plant’s stem...
Immunity, from the Inside Out

Immunity, from the Inside Out

Immunity, from the Inside Out by Ritchie Tennant        Immunity, from the Inside Out by Ritchie Tennant Despite all the current Covid-19 guidelines to follow, it does seem strange that there has been no public health campaign about how to improve and maintain our...
Succulent Green Pea Soup

Succulent Green Pea Soup

GREEN PEA SOUP   by Anna Mackenzie    GREEN PEA SOUP   by Anna Mackenzie Simple Succulent Green Pea Soup 1 small pack of frozen petit pois or garden peas¼ tsp sea salt or to tasteFresh ground black pepperorganic olive oil to tastesqueeze of lemon juiceleaves to...
Nasturtium Capers

Nasturtium Capers

NASTURTIUM CAPERS  by Trish Dent    NASTURTIUM CAPERS  by Trish Dent Nasturtium ‘Capers’ Nasturtiums are wonderfully colourful summer plants with big blousy flowers, great for companion planting and perfect in any container. Both the leaves and the flowers will...
Website Word

Website Word

Website Word by  Trish Dent     Website Word  by  Trish Dent Food Revolution(Financial Times)Your editor thought it time to inject some positive news into the mix. Setting aside any cynicism or thoughts that the Financial Times has jumped on the band-wagon, the FT has...
Book Reviews – A trio of Books

Book Reviews – A trio of Books

BOOK REVIEWS by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEWS by  Anna Mackenzie NO is not Enough, defeating the new Shock Politicsby Naomi Klein Penguin 2017 Urgent, timely and necessary, says Noam Chomsky For me the brilliance of this book is in its taking huge current moral...
Documentary Reviews – David Attenborough

Documentary Reviews – David Attenborough

DOCUMENTARY REVIEWS by  Trish Dent DOCUMENTARY REVIEWS   by  Trish Dent Extinction: The Facts and Attenborough: A Life on our PlanetDocumentaries by Sir David Attenborough Extinction: The Facts can be found on BBC iplayer (here’s the link)Broadcast at primetime...
Why Fake Meat Won’t Save the Planet

Why Fake Meat Won’t Save the Planet

Why fake meat won’t save the planet by  Bill Tara    Why fake meat won’t save the planet by  Bill Tara Ecological studies focus on several kinds of relationships between an organism and its environment. The first thing we need to know about any newly discovered...
5 Tips for a Pandemic

5 Tips for a Pandemic

5 TIPS for a Pandemic  by  Anna Mackenzie   5 TIPS for a Pandemic   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- ORGANIC AGRICULTURE The hot Summer sun has given way to Autumn, the season for the harvesting and gathering in of all that has grown and borne fruit. With care and...
Macro Stories – Lockdown Takeaways

Macro Stories – Lockdown Takeaways

LOCKDOWN TAKEAWAYS LOCKDOWN TAKEAWAYS    Ritchie Tennant recently completed an 8-week stint supplying organic takeaways around his local village area. To make this task a little more of a challenge, he attempted to find ingredients that were 100% organic, regenerative...
Documentary Review – Summer with Greta

Documentary Review – Summer with Greta

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW by  Trish Dent DOCUMENTARY REVIEW   by  Trish Dent Summer with GretaBBC World Service, July 2020 The only reason I might hesitate to mention Greta Thunberg is because she has been in the news so much over the past 12 months that we can hardly have...
A Poem of Khalil Gibran – What of Time?

A Poem of Khalil Gibran – What of Time?

What of Time? by Khalil Gibran     What of Time?by Khalil Gibran And an astronomer said, master What of time?And he answered:You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according...
How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?         How does your garden grow? As a child, I was never taught to garden, nor did I witness my parents gardening much. The most gardening work I did was picking up dead leaves in the winter, which felt like a punishment to both my brother...
5 Tips for late Summer – 2020

5 Tips for late Summer – 2020

5 TIPSfor late Summer  by  Anna Mackenzie  5 TIPSfor late Summer   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- KEEP COOKING! Maintain the delicious cooking many of us achieved being more at home since March! Briefly cook dark leafy greens until bright green, adding organic sauerkraut...
Cucumber and Wakame salad

Cucumber and Wakame salad

CUCUMBER AND WAKAME SALAD   by Marion Price    CUCUMBER AND WAKAME SALAD   by Marion Price Cucumber and Wakame salad This is a great way to create a nutrient-rich sea vegetable combined with refreshing, crunchy cucumber in a tasty and satisfying salad. Wakame is a...
Tofu and Vegetable Kebabs

Tofu and Vegetable Kebabs

TOFU AND VEGETABLE KEBABS   by Marion Price    TOFU AND VEGETABLE KEBABS   by Marion Price Tofu and Vegetable Kebabs (makes 12) These kebabs make an attractive centrepiece for any picnic or party. Combining protein-rich tofu (or you could also use tempeh) and a...
Creamy Tofu “Cheese”

Creamy Tofu “Cheese”

CREAMY TOFU “CHEESE”   by Marion Price    CREAMY TOFU “CHEESE”   by Marion Price Creamy Tofu “Cheese” Plant-based cheeses are becoming hugely popular, and this recipe, using tofu as the main ingredient, is simple to make, healthy and delicious....
Letter from MBA Chairperson

Letter from MBA Chairperson

Letter from MBA Chairperson     Letter from MBA Chairperson We hope that you are staying well during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our heart goes out to all those affected by the virus, and we are deeply grateful to all those working hard to save lives as well...
YinYang & 5 Transformations / Elements / Phases

YinYang & 5 Transformations / Elements / Phases

YinYang & 5 Transformations/ Elements/Phases    YinYang & 5 Transformations/ Elements/Phases The Chinese created a holistic language of YinYang with the 5 Transformations that describe nature, whilst making beautiful connections between humans and all the...
5 Tips for May, June, July – 2020

5 Tips for May, June, July – 2020

5 TIPS for May, June, July  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for May, June, July   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- RE-MEMBER THE QUALITY OF QUIET And the possibility to go within ourselves, that we have this spring. Each person is different, this may be difficult or easy, it may...
MBA Spotlight: Anna Mackenzie

MBA Spotlight: Anna Mackenzie

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Anna Mackenzie  by  Marion Price MBA SPOTLIGHT: Anna Mackenzie   by  Marion Price 1) Anna, you are one of the UK’s most experienced Macrobiotic practitioners, please can you tell us where and when you first heard about Macrobiotics and what attracted...
Stove-top Vegetables with Smoked Tofu

Stove-top Vegetables with Smoked Tofu

STOVE-TOP VEGETABLES WITH SMOKED TOFU   by Marion Price    STOVE-TOP VEGETABLES WITH SMOKED TOFU   by Marion Price Stove-top Vegetables with Smoked Tofu This is a very simple, but very delicious and colourful dish that can be made at any time of the year. This is...
Boiled Salad

Boiled Salad

BOILED SALAD   by Marion Price       BOILED SALAD   by Marion Price Boiled Salad Boiled salad sounds really boring!! But in fact, it is one of the real strengths of a macrobiotic way of eating! It is a way of very lightly cooking different vegetables, and then mixing...
Asparagus with White Miso and Mustard Sauce

Asparagus with White Miso and Mustard Sauce

ASPARAGUS WITH WHITE MISO AND MUSTARD SAUCE   by Marion Price ASPARAGUS WITH WHITE MISO AND MUSTARD SAUCE   by Marion Price Asparagus with White Miso and Mustard Sauce 1 bunch fresh Asparagus2 Tbs white Miso3 Tsp Dijon style prepared Mustard ((or whole grain...
Coronavirus, are you prepared?

Coronavirus, are you prepared?

Coronavirus,are you prepared?        Coronavirus,are you prepared?   Macrobiotic Counsellor, and Acupuncturist, Michael Rossoff shares his knowledge with respect to how best to prevent or reduce the symptoms of coronavirus. He presents a three-pronged approach...
Book Review – Cooking with Angela

Book Review – Cooking with Angela

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie Cooking with Angelain everyday life- delicious macrobiotic and vegan recipesby Angela Agrati Prange Price £25Published by DAAC Hermes PresAvailable from Lu-Ma Café, Wimbledon www.lu-ma.co.uk  or email Ken...
Chickpea Rainbow Medley

Chickpea Rainbow Medley

CHICKPEA RAINBOW MEDLEY   by Marion Price       CHICKPEA RAINBOW MEDLEY   by Marion Price Chickpea Rainbow Medley This has to be one of our most favourite ways of cooking chickpeas ever. It has this name because the vegetables used are an array bright colours: purple,...
Houseplants: Cleansing companions

Houseplants: Cleansing companions

Houseplants: Cleansing companions   by  Marion Price        Houseplants: Cleansing companions   by  Marion Price Green plants are beautiful! Tending them carefully – watering, removing dead leaves and flowers, washing the leaves and maybe even talking to...
5 Tips for early Spring

5 Tips for early Spring

5 TIPS for early Spring  by  Anna Mackenzie   5 TIPS for early Spring   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- NURTURING OUR LIVER AND GALL BLADDER Spring heralds a change from winter when we nurtured our kidneys, to the time of the wood element and nurturing our liver and gall...
Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds   by  Oliver Cowmeadow                   Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds   by  Oliver Cowmeadow Seaweeds have traditionally been eaten in many parts of the world, and are making a comeback in Europe due to their unique...