Azevias of chickpeas

Azevias of chickpeas

AZEVIAS OF CHICKPEAS by Filipa Silva       AZEVIAS OF CHICKPEAS by Filipa Silva Azevias of chickpeas Portuguese Christmas Desert   For the dough: 0,5 kg Wheat flour (without yeast – ) Grape seed oil or other oil – 1 dl 1 orange zest 2 or 3 oranges (for...
The Wreath

The Wreath

The Wreath by  Anna Mackenzie The Wreath   by  Anna Mackenzie The wreath always represents the circle of eternal life, a circular or spiralic formation used since life began.  Most living beings are entirely made from aspects of this shape. It is miraculous that green...
Wise Words

Wise Words

Wise Words by  Bill Tara        Wise Words by  Bill Tara The planet that we live within is just like each of us, an organism. It is not like an organism; it is an organism. We do not live on it—we live in it. We are a part of its structure, a group of its cells, and...
Wag Our Tails!

Wag Our Tails!

Wag our Tails! by  Melanie Waxman        Wag our Tails! by  Melanie Waxman Something that often gets overlooked when we think of how to contribute to a sustainable world is what we are feeding our gorgeous dogs. In the past, most dogs were given table scraps and...
Poached peaches with almond cream

Poached peaches with almond cream

POACHED PEACHES WITH ALMOND CREAM by Angela Agrati Prange       POACHED PEACHES WITH ALMOND CREAM by Angela Agrati Prange Poached peaches with almond cream Poaching Liquidpeacheswatersticks of cinnamon vanillalemon peelapple juicepinch of saltagave syrup or brown...
Chocolate and hazelnut pralines

Chocolate and hazelnut pralines

CHOCOLATE ANDHAZELNUT PRALINES by Angela Agrati Prange       CHOCOLATE ANDHAZELNUT PRALINES by Angela Agrati Prange Chocolate and hazelnut pralines 1 cup roasted hazelnuts3/4 cup of dates soaked for 10 minutes in warm water1 tbsp of hazelnut butter2 tbsp of maple or...
Avocado and Sea spaghetti tartare

Avocado and Sea spaghetti tartare

AVOCADO AND SEA SPAGHETTI TARTARE by Angela Agrati Prange       AVOCADO AND SEA SPAGHETTI TARTARE  by Angela Agrati Prange Avocado and sea spaghetti tartare 2 ripe avocados (cut in very small cubes)30 g sea spaghetti (soaked for 1 hour and chopped fine)Juice of 1/2...
Vegan pork liver pate

Vegan pork liver pate

VEGAN PORKLIVER PATE by Angela Agrati Prange       VEGAN PORKLIVER PATE by Angela Agrati Prange   Vegan pork liver pate 1 cup of lightly roasted walnuts halves2 cups of finely sliced fresh shitake mushrooms1 small strip of wakame sea vegetables soaked for 10...
The Ecological Kitchen with Marlene Watson-Tara

The Ecological Kitchen with Marlene Watson-Tara

The Ecological Kitchenwith Marlene Watson-Tara by  Marlene Watson-Tara        The Ecological Kitchenwith Marlene Watson-Tara by  Marlene Watson-Tara No one really knows when humans started cooking their food, but one thing is sure: every culture did it. For over a...
MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

MA SPOTLIGHT: Lara Holmes with  Anna Mackenzie MA SPOTLIGHT: Lara Holmes   with  Anna Mackenzie Questions for MA Newsletter Spotlight Lara, you are a full time Mum and cooking teacher in one of the UK’s most established and respected Macrobiotic schools, please can...
Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown       Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown This article explores how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking. It is written as...
Beetroot Kvass

Beetroot Kvass

BEETROOT KVASS by Trish Dent       BEETROOT KVASS by Trish Dent Beetroot Kvass Apparently, no Ukranian home was without beetroot kvass, a fermented beetroot drink used as a tonic and digestive aid. One 4 oz glass first thing in the day and again last thing at night is...
Mixed Vegatable Sauerkraut

Mixed Vegatable Sauerkraut

MIXED VEGETABLE SAUERKRAUT by Melanie Waxman MIXED VEGETABLE SAUERKRAUT by Melanie Waxman Immune Boosting Mixed Vegatable Sauerkraut This simple recipe is packed with great, healthy probiotics that energize the body, boost immunity and are wonderful for gut...
Changing Seasons successfully

Changing Seasons successfully

Changing Seasons successfully by  Anna Mackenzie        Changing Seasons successfully by  Anna Mackenzie Every year we have this opportunity of dramatic change to understand it more deeply in ourselves, in our relationship with all of nature and the Universe. For many...
The Immunity System

The Immunity System

The Immunity System by Marlene Watson-Tara        The Immunity System by Marlene Watson-Tara The key to good health is a strong immune system. If we have a weakened immune system, we are more susceptible to colds, flu, and other health problems. By supporting your...
YinYang and the Five Transformations

YinYang and the Five Transformations

YinYang and the Five Transformations   by  Simon Brown       YinYang and the Five Transformations   by  Simon Brown History The earliest writing of YinYang was found in Chinese carvings on animal bones. These bones have been carbon dated to earlier than 2000bc...
About Czech macrobiotic legend Jarmila Pruchova

About Czech macrobiotic legend Jarmila Pruchova

About Czech macrobiotic legend Jarmila Pruchova by  Katerina Mlejnkova        About Czech macrobiotic legend Jarmila Pruchova by  Katerina Mlejnkova My name is Katerina Mlejnkova and I would like to share with you how I entered the world of macrobiotics and how the...
2021 International Macrobiotic Conference

2021 International Macrobiotic Conference

2021 International Macrobiotic Conference by  The Macrobiotic Association        2021 International Macrobiotic Conference by  The Macrobiotic Association The Annual International Macrobiotic Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, will be hopefully in person. Save the date:...
Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

WATERMELON SORBET by Melanie Waxman       WATERMELON SORBET by Melanie Waxman Watermelon Sorbet 2 cups fresh seedless watermelon chunks ((about 1/2 medium watermelon))Juice of ½ limeWarm wáter if needed1 tablespoon rice syrup (optional)Almond cream (optional) Freeze...
Tempeh Salad

Tempeh Salad

TEMPEH SALAD by Melanie Waxman       TEMPEH SALAD by Melanie Waxman Tempeh Salad ½ cup spring waterJuice of half an orange juice1 small clove garlic (sliced
2 tablespoons tamari)3 cm strip kombu rinsed
1 teaspoon grated or minced ginger root8 oz tempeh2 tablespoons...
What do the forest bear?

What do the forest bear?

What do the forest bear? by  Anna Mackenzie        What do the forest bear? by  Anna Mackenzie There is only one path, Prof. Dr Vandana Shiva suggests, to survival and liberation for nature, women and men, and that is the ecological path of harmony, sustainability and...
Ginger or Chamomile Compress

Ginger or Chamomile Compress

Ginger or Chamomile Compress by  Anna Mackenzie        Ginger or Chamomile Compress by  Anna Mackenzie This is a wet compress. You need a soft mattress or blanket to place on the floor for the receiver, (not an air filled mattress) and a large cotton towel over it;...
Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Holistic Healt with Macrobiotics   by  Simon Brown        Holistic Health with Macrobiotics   by  Simon Brown Founder George Ohsawa created a holistic approach to health. This approach integrates 7 essential qualities in life to enjoy the best health.  ...
Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

      BOOK REVIEW   by  Edward Nesko               BOOK REVIEW   by  Edward Nesko Greetings Macrobiotic Association Members. I’m happy to announce that my latest book, Lightfood: Eating for Consciousness & Enlightenment is now available. The book is based on...
AGM votes in new directors

AGM votes in new directors

AGM votes in new directors  by  The Macrobiotic Association        AGM votes in new directors by  The Macrobiotic Association Our AGM, held online at the end of March, went very well. Being online created easier access for many of our members, and the meeting was well...
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...