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...
8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick   by  Anna Freedman 8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick   by  Anna Freedman Selecting food, cooking, eating, sitting down to eat: all are daily practices, like any stretching, yoga or meditation practice.  You are...
Sweet Potato Dahl

Sweet Potato Dahl

SWEET POTATO DAHL   by Blandine Bardeau       SWEET POTATO DAHL   by Blandine Bardeau   Sweet Potato Dahl A rich winter stew that combines beans and lentils with the richness of sweet potato and uses the ‘drop lid’ sweating method to give a warming and nourishing...
Sweet Potato Dahl

Sweet Potato Dahl

Print Recipe Sweet Potato Dahl A rich winter stew that combines beans and lentils with the richness of sweet potato and uses the ‘drop lid’ sweating method to give a warming and nourishing dish, flavoured with kombu seaweed, ginger and garlic. Servings people...
Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown An exploration of how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking. Humans are part of nature...
Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie The Uninhabitable Earth By David Wallace-Wells   Book Review by Anna Mackenzie   The title of this book is honest and accurate! David Wallace-Wells’ research and bibliography is extensive, a...
5 Tips for this January & February

5 Tips for this January & February

5 TIPS for January and February  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for January and February   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- CARE FOR OUR KIDNEYS AND  BLADDER In the gift of our seasons, this is Winter and the precious time to care for our kidneys and bladder so they remain...
How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet by  Bill Tara How to Eat Right & Save the Planet by  Bill Tara How to Eat Right & Save the PlanetA plant-based survival guide for you and your family By Bill Tara Newly Published Special Offer ebook available at £1.46...
MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Chris Dawson of Clearspring  by  Marion Price MBA SPOTLIGHT: Chris Dawson of Clearspring   by  Marion Price It’s A Family Affair! We are so fortunate here in Europe and around the world to be able to go to our local supermarket or health food shop and...
Red Radish Quick Pickles

Red Radish Quick Pickles

RED RADISH QUICK PICKLES   by Marion Price        RED RADISH QUICK PICKLES   by Marion Price Red Radish Quick Pickles Homemade pickles are a great addition to any meal. They add a refreshing sharp taste, as well as aiding digestion with their active live enzymes. Red...
Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables

Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables

PAN-FRIED TEMPEH WITH STIR-FRIED VEGETABLES SPREAD   by Marion Price           PAN-FRIED TEMPEH WITH STIR-FRIED VEGETABLES   by Marion Price   Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables Tempeh is a healthy, traditional protein-rich food made from fermented soybeans....
Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables

Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables

Print Recipe Pan-fried Tempeh with Stir-fried Vegetables Tempeh is a healthy, traditional protein-rich food made from fermented soybeans. It is both nourishing and delicious when cooked in a broth with soy sauce, ginger and herbs and can be made extra rich and tasty...
Red Radish Quick Pickles

Red Radish Quick Pickles

Print Recipe Red Radish Quick Pickles Homemade pickles are a great addition to any meal. They add a refreshing sharp taste, as well as aiding digestion with their active live enzymes. Red radish pickles are one of the quickest and most colourful pickles to make and...
Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

REPORT REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie REPORT REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie The State of Nature 2019 By National Biodiversity Network This is the 2019 Report from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) that was reported on the international news a month ago.The report is...
Book Review – How to give up Plastic

Book Review – How to give up Plastic

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie How to give up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on our Blue Planet By Will McCallum What a terrific read! This makes the perfect present for any person aged between 8 and 108. This is a small,...
The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE OF A MACROBIOTIC VEGAN DIET   by  Bill Tara   THE ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE OFA MACROBIOTIC DIET by  Bill Tara What is known is that the world is disintegrating before our eyes. I am not speaking about societies, they come and go. I am...
5 Tips for Wintery Months

5 Tips for Wintery Months

5 TIPS for Wintery Months  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for Wintery Months   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- PLAN POSITIVE CHANGES  Incredibly coloured leaves, backlit by the sun, are falling and already turning into leaf mould for the soil. Meanwhile, the tree will go deep...
Vegan is trending!

Vegan is trending!

VEGAN IS TRENDING!   by  Marion Price VEGAN IS TRENDING!   by  Marion Price Vegan is trending! Macrobiotics shines through!  The growing interest in plant-based eating has comes about because:  1) Many people feel healthier and better eating a plant-based diet. ...
British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT by  Trish Dent BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT by  Trish Dent British Food Fortnight  21st September to 6th October Alexia Robinson founded British Food Fortnight in 2002 in response to the UK foot & mouth crisis. Although there were numerous food...