Spring Barley Salad

This delicious grain and vegetable salad is a perfect addition to your spring menu. I have packed it full of ingredients like barley and asparagus and sauerkraut that are particularly suited to support your body during the cool nights and … Continued

My Favorite Strategy for Eating More Vegetables

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My favorite strategy for getting vegetables on the table at most meals. Simple, easy to memorize recipes. Yep. That’s it. If you have the time to wander through your cookbooks, creating new menus and new recipes to try that’s incredible. … Continued

Lentil Walnut Spread

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I make a bean or lentil spread almost every Sunday to eat throughout the week. I make a large batch of lentils or other bean, use some for soups or grain and bean patties, and some for a bean spread. … Continued

Pumpkin Seed Dressing

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I was the child who didn’t like anything on my food. No butter. No salt. No dressings except Thousand Island on my salad. Remember Thousand Island? Basically ketchup mixed with mayonnaise? These days, I appreciate a delicious homemade dressing, especially … Continued

What About Snacks?

In traditional macrobiotics there’s a pretty big emphasis on eating three meals a day at regular meal times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. But many of us get a little hungry mid-afternoon and it’s not quite time for dinner. Or we … Continued

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Thyme

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Roasted vegetables are a great way to add more warmth to your diet during cooler weather. Root vegetables also add a grounded, rooted energy that helps sustain our energy through what can often be dark, cold months. I like to … Continued

Baked Rice with Red Lentils and Vegetables

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Do you make baked grain dishes? I love them, especially this time of year when our weather is cold and drizzly. This combination is a favorite, with sweet, nourishing Lotus Foods Jade Pearl Rice. The recipe works with a variety … Continued

Barley Lentil Soup

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I am all about warming soups this time of year, true comfort food when the nights are damp and cold like they are in the Pacific Northwest right now. One of my favorite things to do is find locally grown … Continued

Making Bitter Greens Tasty

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Sometimes I love bitter greens straight up; blanched, steamed, sauteed, it doesn’t matter. Other times I need a little help. Some greens definitely taste more bitter than others and this is one place where freshness is really noticeable. Vegetables tend … Continued

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