Watercress Soup and Lemon Croutons

Watercress Soup and Lemon Croutons

WATERCRESS SOUPAND LEMON CROUTONS by Siobhan Weatherall     WATERCRESS SOUPAND LEMON CROUTONS by Siobhan Weatherall   Watercress Soup and Lemon Croutons This delicious recipe is light and ideal for the spring months when we literally have a “spring” in our step....
Tree Energy

Tree Energy

Tree Energy by  Érica Gonçalves        Tree Energy   by  Érica Gonçalves What is this energy about? The Tree/Wood element: the beginning of the cycle, the germination, the renewal. Spring is here! The season of gentle wind, green colours and sour taste. The movement...
I garden – therefore I am

I garden – therefore I am

I garden – therefore I am   by  Ritchie Tennant I garden – therefore I am   by  Ritchie Tennant We all need a tonic. A lift. A change of energy. For as our physical fuel is crucial, our metaphysical fuels are just as much so! And in the UK we are...
Tree Energy in Springtime

Tree Energy in Springtime

Tree Energy in Springtime by  Anna Mackenzie Tree Energyin Springtime   by  Anna Mackenzie A most precious reference and teaching book by Carola Bersford-Cooke publisher Churchill Livingstone.Title:-  Shiatsu Theory and Practice – A comprehensive text for the...
Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples

BAKED CINNAMONAPPLES by Marion Price     BAKED CINNAMONAPPLES by Marion Price   Baked Cinnamon Apples The autumn is the season when apples and pears are in abundance, and can be used to make delicious deserts. The simplest desert of all, and one of the most...
Sweetcorn and Tofu Scramble

Sweetcorn and Tofu Scramble

SWEETCORNAND TOFU SCRAMBLE by Marion Price     SWEETCORNAND TOFU SCRAMBLE by Marion Price Sweetcorn and Tofu Scramble This is a simple to make and tasty protein-rich dish that uses seasonal sweetcorn and onions. In this recipe you can use fresh sweetcorn, removing the...
Book Review – Recommended by Anna Mackenzie

Book Review – Recommended by Anna Mackenzie

  BOOK REVIEW   by  Anna Mackenzie          BOOK REVIEW   by  Anna Mackenzie Rooted – Stories of Life, Land and a Farming Revolution by Sarah Langford. Recommended by Anna Mackenzie.   Anna says; a remarkable and beautiful read for anyone with vision for...
Shiitake Tea

Shiitake Tea

Shiitake Tea by  Anna Mackenzie Shiitake Tea   by  Anna Mackenzie To me the shiitake mushroom is a beautiful mushroom. The joy of Aveline Kushi teaching us how to make shiitake tea, with the heart felt appreciation that she had for the effect of the preparation of all...
Three lovely chant sounds to practise

Three lovely chant sounds to practise

Three lovely chant soundsto practice by  Anna Mackenzie Three lovely chant soundsto practice   by  Anna Mackenzie Three lovely chant sounds to practise daily or weekly indoors or outdoors. Sitting where we choose, a daily 3 minute chant of peace, grounded-ness,...
Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi   by  Simon Brown       Wabi Sabi   by  Simon Brown Wabi sabi is very hard to translate. I have asked many Japanese people to translate the words for me and there are lots of slightly different interpretations. The version I like is, transient beauty...
Less is More for a Beautiful Life

Less is More for a Beautiful Life

Less is Morefor a Beautiful Life   by  Melanie Waxman       Less is Morefor a Beautiful Life   by  Melanie Waxman When I moved from the USA to Spain over 9 years ago, I downsized from a large house with a big barn to 4 boxes. I also sold my car and, on arrival,...
Less is more

Less is more

Less is more   by  Simon Brown       Less is more   by  Simon Brown Macrobiotics has had an amazing influence on my life. Yet, I sometimes wonder if it became too complicated, attempting to be all things to all people, to have an answer for everything. Just for...
Walking on the Wild Side

Walking on the Wild Side

Walking on the Wild Side by Marion Price        Walking on the Wild Side by Marion Price The days are long gone when our ancestors walked the land, drank from the streams and slept on moss under hedgerows, wrapped only in their cloaks. Nowadays we are more likely to...
Exercise

Exercise

Exercise   by  Simon Brown       Exercise   by  Simon Brown To have good energy for exercise it helps to be sure we have good sleep and rest, enjoy regular periods of deep breathing through the day to oxygenate the blood, and eat a diet that includes whole grains...
Gentle, Thoughtful, Fasting

Gentle, Thoughtful, Fasting

Gentle, Thoughtful, Fasting by  Anna Mackenzie Gentle, Thoughtful, Fasting   by  Anna Mackenzie “Change, but start slowly, because direction is more important than speed”Quote from Paulo Coelho   In the air is that magical time between seasons, so tangible...
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning   by  Melanie Waxman       Spring Cleaning   by  Melanie Waxman Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings and creating change within the home and ourselves. Our home is like a sanctuary, away from the bustle and daily stresses of life. We can...
Memorial for Denny

Memorial for Denny

Memorial for Denny by  Bill Tara        Memorial for Denny by  Bill Tara DENNY WAXMAN MACROBIOTIC PIONEER It saddened me greatly to hear that Denny Waxman had passed away. If a pioneer is willing to explore new territory and move on facing the unknown, then Denny...
Dandelion Flower Tea

Dandelion Flower Tea

DANDELIONFLOWER TEA by Marion Price     DANDELIONFLOWER TEA by Marion Price Dandelion Flower Tea Have a cup of golden sunshine! This is such a lovely simple tea to have in springtime. Made from the gorgeous yellow flowers of the common dandelion, this tea is very mild...
Spring Nettle Soup

Spring Nettle Soup

SPRING NETTLESOUP by Marion Price     SPRING NETTLESOUP by Marion Price Spring Nettle soup This is a very simple version of the delicious spring tonic: nettle soup! This soup makes one feel revitalized and amazing! Nettles are a wonderful source of nutrients including...
Hot Drink

Hot Drink

HOT DRINK by  Filipa Silva       HOT DRINK by  Filipa Silva Hot Drink 6 cups Oat drink3 tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder1 teaspoon Vanilla extract1 teaspoon Cinnamon1 teaspoon grated Ginger3 tablespoons Maple syrup1 tablespoons Corn starch Add all the ingredients...
Amazing Almond Balls

Amazing Almond Balls

AMAZING ALMOND BALLS by Katerina Mlejnkova       AMAZING ALMOND BALLS by Katerina Mlejnkova Almond balls We cannot imagine this festive season without some recipe with almonds. This magnificent fruit, cultivated for thousands of years, is rich in protein, fiber,...
Refreshing Lemon Coriander Soup

Refreshing Lemon Coriander Soup

REFRESHING LEMONCORIANDER SOUP by Melanie Waxman       REFRESHING LEMONCORIANDER SOUP by Melanie Waxman Refreshing Lemon Coriander Soup    4-6 cups WaterSmall strip of Kombu seaweed3 Chinese Cabbage leaves shredded¼ cup Red Cabbage shredded1 Carrot juliennedSmall...
Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale

CRISPY KALE by  Katerina Mlejnkova       CRISPY KALE by  Katerina Mlejnkova Crispy Kale 250 g Curly Kale2 tbsp Sesame Oil (sunflower, rapeseed oil)Pepper (Optional)Sea Salt Preheat the oven to 160-180ºC. Wash the leaves and dry them. Remove the stalk and with your...
Happy Holiday Salad

Happy Holiday Salad

HAPPY HOLIDAY SALAD by Melanie Waxman       HAPPY HOLIDAY SALAD by Melanie Waxman Happy Holiday Salad
  2 cups Winter Squash (Cut into chunks)2 tablespoons Basil (Finely chopped )Olive oil 
Sea salt Black Pepper (Freshly ground )2 cups Mushrooms (Thickly sliced)4 cups...
Whole Grains with Beans and Chestnuts

Whole Grains with Beans and Chestnuts

WHOLE GRAINS WITH BEANS AND CHESTNUTS by Simon Brown       WHOLE GRAINS WITH BEANS AND CHESTNUTS by Simon Brown Whole Grains with beans and chestnut 250 g Soaked short grain brown rice150 g Soaked aduki (kidney or black beans.)100 g Soaked dried chestnuts (pre cooked...
Winter Celebration Cake

Winter Celebration Cake

WINTER CELEBRATIONCAKE by Anna Mackenzie       WINTER CELEBRATIONCAKE by Anna Mackenzie Winter Celebration Cake Makes a 5 -6lb cake All ingredients are organic 2 cups raisins1 cup sultanas1 cup currents1 teaspoon Lemon peel (freshly chopped)1 teaspoon Orange...
Traditional English Christmas Pudding

Traditional English Christmas Pudding

TRADITIONAL ENGLISHCHRISTMAS PUDDING by Marion Price     TRADITIONAL ENGLISHCHRISTMAS PUDDING by Marion Price Traditional English Christmas Pudding This is a very special pudding that many of us look forward to eating at Christmas! This is an all plant-based version...
Seasonal Spiced Apple Punch

Seasonal Spiced Apple Punch

SEASONAL SPICEDAPPLE PUNCH by Marion Price     SEASONAL SPICEDAPPLE PUNCH by Marion Price Seasonal Spiced Apple Punch This simple non-alcoholic spicy drink is served hot and is deeply relaxing – a glass or two is a good way to start the festive season! It works best...
Seitan mince Shepard’s pie

Seitan mince Shepard’s pie

SEITAN MINCESHEPARD’S PIE by Angela Agrati Prange       SEITAN MINCESHEPARD’S PIE by Angela Agrati Prange Seitan mince Shepard’s pie   2 cups of minced seitan2 onions (cut in small cubes)2 carrots (cut in small cubes)1/2  cup of cut mushrooms1/2  cup...
Roast Cauliflower Steakes

Roast Cauliflower Steakes

ROAST CAULIFLOWERSTEAKES by Marion Price     ROAST CAULIFLOWERSTEAKES by Marion Price Roast Cauliflower Steakes Cauliflowers are plentiful in the winter months and this simple recipe gives them a depth of flavour that is both delicious and satisfying. Although it is...
Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup

Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup

HEARTHY WINTERVEGETABLES SOUP by Marion Price     HEARTHY WINTERVEGETABLES SOUP by Marion Price Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup As the weather becomes more chilly we need more hearty warming foods, and soup is a good way to get start any meal. This soup is made with...
Growing Foods in Bedfordshire

Growing Foods in Bedfordshire

Growing Foodsin Bedfordshire   by  Katerina Mlejnkova       Growing Foodsin Bedfordshire   by  Katerina Mlejnkova When you get introduced to the macrobiotic life, you discover multiple ways of practicing it. You can eat organic, seasonal and local, with animal...
Metal Chi Energy

Metal Chi Energy

Metal Chi Energy   by  Simon Brown       Metal Chi Energy   by  Simon Brown The movement of the autumn, sunset, metal chi is inward. It is the energy of the farmers collecting the harvest, seeds and nuts being pushed into the earth and the bears eating for the...
Learning, Stories, Activities

Learning, Stories, Activities

Learning, Stories, Activities by  Anna Mackenzie Learning, Stories, Activities   by  Anna Mackenzie The power of profound meaning is found in blue……………………… Blue is the ‘heavenly’ colour. The ultimate feeling it creates is one of rest. Supernatural rest, not the...
Managing Energy

Managing Energy

Natural Immunity   by  Melanie Waxman     Natural Immunity   by  Melanie Waxman We live in a time when our immunity is greatly challenged. It seems we are becoming more sensitive and immune compromised as a result of our modern world and the increase of...
Late Summer Musings

Late Summer Musings

Late Summer Musings by  Anna Mackenzie Late SummerMusings   by  Anna Mackenzie Three quotes from Rachel Carson who wrote Silent Spring.  “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have...
Fire Chi

Fire Chi

Fire Chi   by  Simon Brown       Fire Chi   by  Simon Brown The summer brings us into the period of Fire Chi in the Five Elements. Energy rises through the spring and is thought to peak, radiating out, shining like the sun in the summer. Think of flowers...
Cooling Cucumber Soup

Cooling Cucumber Soup

COOLINGCUCUMBER SOUP by Melanie Waxman       COOLINGCUCUMBER SOUP by Melanie Waxman Cooling Cucumber Soup 1 english cucumber (peeled and cut into chunks)½ cup unsweetened almond milk1 garlic clove (sliced)6 basil leaves1 spring onion (cut into small pieces)1 granny...
Summer Salad with Tofu

Summer Salad with Tofu

SUMMER SALADWITH TOFU by Melanie Waxman       SUMMER SALADWITH TOFU by Melanie Waxman Summer Salad with Tofu 1 tablespoon cilantro or herb of choice 
 (finely minced )2 cups chinese cabbage (finely sliced)1 small cucumber (peeled and finely sliced)1 celery stalk...
Good Sleep

Good Sleep

Good Sleep   by  Simon Brown       Good Sleep   by  Simon Brown SLEEP Sleep is vital for good energy. Activity in the parts of our brain that control decision making, emotions and social interactions are greatly reduced during our deep sleep, suggesting deep...
Carrot Hummus

Carrot Hummus

CARROT HUMMUS by Melanie Waxman       CARROT HUMMUS by Melanie Waxman Carrot Hummus 2 carrots (cut into chunks and steamed until soft, a good way to use up old carrots
)2 cups cooked chickpeas½ cup chickpea water or spring water
1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 tablespoons...
Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

BROWN RICEBUDDHA BOWL by Melanie Waxman       BROWN RICEBUDDHA BOWL by Melanie Waxman Brown Rice Buddha Bowl 1 block block firm tofu (cut into 6 slices)Sea salt 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds1-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger1-2 cloves of garlic (crushed)1...
Healthy Body Movement

Healthy Body Movement

Healthy Body Movement   by  Filipa Silva       Healthy Body Movement   by  Filipa Silva Since past times, humans have moved from place to place, whether to run away from bad weather, to find more food or simply to discover other places. Our body is keen on...
High Energy Foods

High Energy Foods

High Energy Foods   by  Simon Brown       High Energy Foods   by  Simon Brown HIGH ENERGY FOODS To enjoy more energy with macrobiotics the key component to explore are high energy macrobiotic foods, deep breathing exercises, good sleep, positive thinking,...
Nature in every Breath

Nature in every Breath

Nature in every Breath by  Anna Mackenzie Nature in every Breath   by  Anna Mackenzie The magic of breath; taking in precious oxygen to nourish ourselves and letting go of the air that has served us, every second of our life. We watch the rise and fall of the side of...
Managing Energy

Managing Energy

Managing Energy   by  Melanie Waxman       Managing Energy   by  Melanie Waxman Managing Energy by Melanie Waxman Our world is made up of energy. In these modern times, there is a global challenge around energy and a constant debate on which one is best –...
Best Lemon Mousse

Best Lemon Mousse

BEST LEMON MOUSSE by Anna Mackenzie BEST LEMON MOUSSE by Anna Mackenzie Best Lemon Mousse! 4 tbsps Lovely left over oat porridge 1 tbsp Oat, rice or almond milk1 drop Organic vanilla essence1 dessert-spoon Lemon zest4 tbsps Lemon juice to tasteRice syrup...
Gorgeous Greens

Gorgeous Greens

GORGEOUS GREENS by Anna Mackenzie       GORGEOUS GREENS by Anna Mackenzie   Gorgeous Greens   Greens 1 Broccoli 1 Cavolo Nero 1 Curly Kale 1 Wakame 1/4 Red Pepper Sauce Cooking water sea salt 1 tbsp Tahini 1 dessert-spoon white miso 1 dessert-spoon olive or...